Dries Buytaert

Chief Technology Officer
Acquia, Inc.

Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organisation formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam. A native of Belgium, Buytaert holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. In 2008, Buytaert was elected Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 - 03:31
I was featured on the infamous Lullabot podcast series. Jeff Robbins and I talk about Acquia, Mollom and Drupal 7. Check out the Lullabot podcast #65 (mirror) if you want. We kick it off talking about Acquia, the Mollom part starts around minute More...
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 01:24
After months of hard work, Acquia is now open for business! Starting today, everyone can connect their Drupal 6 site to the Acquia Network to take advantage of our services. Oh my! The Acquia Network (previously code-named Spokes) is a hosted More...
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 05:13
John Eckman of Optaros sat down with Jeff Whatcott, Acquia's Chief Communicator, to talk about Drupal and Acquia. Rock on, Jeff. If you can't see the video above, you can view it directly at blip.tv. More...
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 15:45
Acquia was one of six companies chosen to present at the Launch Pad event at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco last week. Selection for Launch Pad was a great honor - more than 150 companies submitted applications - and a tremendous opportunity to More...
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 04:01
Every week, several people ask me what I spend time on at Acquia? What does a co-founder and start-up CTO in a high-tech company do? In starting a company, there are lots of things that have to be done but my main responsibility right now is to More...
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 08:08
(The video above was shot last week when Jay and I were driving to work. Jay said 'December' but really meant 'January'.) As you might have read on the Acquia website, Acquia is six people now. We had the fortune of being able to hire some More...
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 16:05
Today, we announced that Gábor Hojtsy and Kieran Lal have joined Acquia as employee one and two respectively. The nice thing about hiring from an Open Source community is that it makes the hiring process significantly easier. I've been working with More...

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