Kris Vanderwater

Developer Evangelist
Acquia, Inc.

I’m Kris Vanderwater, Drupal Developer and Acquia’s Developer Evangelist. My job is to help address developer concerns both technical and non-technical. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, comments or concerns and I’ll do what I can to help.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:16
Acquia is constantly working to improve our service offerings, and that means cleaning up existing features and adding new ones that we know will make a big difference in people’s workflow for the better. Despite the scale of some of these More...
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:36
Every so often, advocates and vendors of proprietary/closed source software attempt a FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) campaign of comment and link-baiting in order to reframe the conversation around Open Source. The arguments brought up in these More...
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:56
Demand for Drupal talent is high… Really high. A good Drupaler can find work on some of the most notable sites in the world next to other great minds and in good working conditions. Drupal is taking the world by storm, converting government agencies More...
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:55
Drupal 8 has made a lot of changes. Architectural and technical changes abound, but Drupal 8 has also brought social changes. We’re not really feeling the full effects of those changes quite yet, but with time, I believe the implications of Drupal 8 More...
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 07:27
The Acquia Cloud API is a web service and CLI that allows developers to build powerful tools, automate repetitive tasks, and create custom development and testing workflows for sites on the Acquia Cloud platform. Released two years ago, our More...
Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:06
I had the privilege of attending Lonestar PHP 2014 in Addison, Texas a couple weekends ago. It was an amazing event full of amazing people and valuable sessions. For those of you who know me, I typically spend a lot of time in the hallways just More...
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:01
I’ve been working at Acquia for a little over two weeks now. The experience has been one I would characterize as “whirlwind” in nature. If you ask new Acquians about their on-boarding experience, the most common comparison is the age old “Drinking More...