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 Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:57
In the first post of this series on Drush Make we looked at building a custom Drupal install profile on Acquia Cloud using Drush make. In this installment, we look at managing and updating the code in your install profile and deploying it onto More...
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:48
In this blog post, I interviewed Larry Garfield who is a senior web architect at Palantir about his Drupal story. Check it out below! Q: How did Drupal find you?A: Back in 2005 I was looking for a system I could study and learn from in order to More...
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:08
Today we are proud to announce that we are releasing a new per-site site pricing model that allows you to buy the exact Acquia products and services you need. This new model provides tremendous flexibility: Buy subscriptions to our development More...
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:54
Every developer has a slightly different approach to building their Drupal sites. I’ve tried just about every approach, and they all have their merits, but my favorite is Drush Make. Before joining Acquia, I didn’t realize Acquia Cloud supported More...
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:55
It’s no secret that Drupalists are in high demand. I’ve blogged about the need for training more Drupalers and getting to them earlier in their careers previously, but that’s just one aspect of the greater topic which merits a closer inspection as a More...
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...