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Chris Brookins

Sr. VP, Engineering
Acquia, Inc.

Chris joined Acquia from Vertical Communications, where he managed engineering for several IP PBX and call centre products, and lead a large adoption of Scrum. Prior to Vertical, Chris managed engineering at Stylus Innovation, a telephony toolkit startup that was sold to Artisoft. At work, he is passionate about user and developer experiences and facilitating high performance teams. He is the proud father of 2 boys and a very amateur photographer, cook and tennis player. Chris earned his BS in computer science from Lehigh University.

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Posted on mardi, le 8 mars 2011, 10h21 EST
Back in June 2010, we decided we wanted to put the Views 3 module into Drupal Gardens to provide site builders everywhere with Views' power and flexibility to manage dynamic content. We have often said that on the Drupal learning curve, Views is the Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 7 mars 2011, 10h37 EST
Back in June 2010, we decided we wanted to put the Views 3 module into Drupal Gardens to provide site builders everywhere with Views' power and flexibility to manage dynamic content. We have often said that on the Drupal learning curve, Views is the Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 3 février 2011, 21h53 EST
This sprint the Drupal Gardens team worked on several areas of polish including internationalization, security, multi-image handling, performance and general UX. We hope you like the changes and additions outlined below: Updated all sites to the Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 27 decembre 2010, 12h12 EST
Lately the Drupal Gardens team has been busy adding several highly-requested mega-features.  A mega-feature is a feature so large, some companies build entire products based on that feature.  Webforms is the most recent mega-feature we have added.   Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 8 novembre 2010, 09h19 EST
Last week we pushed out a new Drupal Gardens update containing several very popular requests that we are thrilled to deliver!  In addition, we are now in the home stretch towards a Drupal 7 release candidate, with only 5 critical bugs left as of Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 1 octobre 2010, 08h34 EDT
Four weeks ago, the Drupal Gardens team introduced the image gallery feature to all Drupal Gardens sites. While that was great, we wanted galleries to be true media galleries, and so last week the team introduced video support to galleries in a Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 23 août 2010, 12h03 EDT
In the last Drupal Gardens survey of site builders, the #1 requested item was image galleries.  We wanted Drupal Gardens' galleries to be built on Drupal 7's new files and fields architecture, and developed using the powerful media and styles Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 7 juillet 2010, 07h55 EDT
In addition to the rush the Drupal Gardens team gets when adding cool new features, we like to get things right, striking a good balance between power and simplicity.  In the last sprint, we spent a bunch of time polishing the powerful XML Sitemap Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 14 juin 2010, 09h02 EDT
When we started planning Drupal Gardens 18 months ago one of our goals was to help break down the barriers to creating stunning Drupal web sites. To that end we developed the Drupal Gardens' ThemeBuilder -- to allow people to point and click to Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 24 mai 2010, 23h57 EDT
Last week the Acquia engineering team finished its first post-DrupalCon sprint and upgraded nearly 9,500 Drupal Gardens sites to a new release. For an invitation-only beta, that is a lot of sites. Considering that this effort is combined with Plus...
Posted on Samedi, le 17 avril 2010, 23h07 EDT
Yesterday we completed our pre-DrupalCon sprint and are excited to introduce several great new features, with a special focus on designers and site creators who need an awesome looking site. Specifically in this release we have added great support Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 31 mars 2010, 23h50 EDT
Yesterday we completed our 3rd sprint since Drupal Gardens went into private beta at the end of January. Following our Scrum development process, the Acquia engineering teams commit to delivering new features and bug fixes in every 3 week sprint. Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 17 mars 2010, 14h19 EDT
In these early days of the Drupal Gardens beta, we are adding new features, beta testers, and cloud servers around the clock. Since our last update 3 weeks ago, thousands more beta testers have been added, and they have clicked to create thousands Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 22 février 2010, 16h59 EST
It's been 3 weeks since we launched the Drupal Gardens private beta and the response has been incredible. Hundreds of Drupal 7 sites have been created and we are getting lots of great feedback on both Drupal 7 and new features testers would like Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 8 septembre 2009, 01h40 EDT
Last week at DrupalCon Paris, we demonstrated a pre-alpha version of Drupal Gardens, which will allow non-technical users to go from design to online with a powerful Drupal 7 social publishing website in a matter of hours instead of days. The Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 15 mai 2009, 13h46 EDT
A little over a month ago we posted a survey asking what you wanted to see next in the Acquia Drupal Stack Installer (a.k.a. DAMP). According the survey results, the most requested feature was support for multiple virtual hosts so you could easily Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 3 avril 2009, 23h49 EDT
As part of our mission to help simplify Drupal adoption, we recently made public the Subversion repository (SVN) for Acquia Drupal. Now you can quickly update your site to the latest release of Acquia Drupal with a single 'svn up' command or use Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 11 septembre 2008, 19h44 EDT
So after 15 years leading several great engineering teams in the IP PBX industry I got a call. A start-up called Acquia was working on being the "Red Hat" of the Open Source Drupal project, and looking for someone to manage engineering using the Plus...

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