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 organization 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.

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Posted on Samedi, le 3 novembre 2012, 02h50 EDT
I love attending events like BADCamp. Being here gives me a chance to connect with many people I've known for a long time, but I also get to meet new people that share our passion for Drupal. A lot of friendships are made at these events. In the Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 20 septembre 2012, 10h28 EDT
I've acquired other companies, but the sale of Mollom to Acquia, was the first time I sold a company of my own. Being the seller felt quite different. It's a interesting mixture of satisfaction tinged with loss. During the negotiation phase you Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 21 août 2012, 12h19 EDT
Wow! Today it was announced that Acquia is the eighth company on the Inc 500. This means we are the eight fastest growing private company in the United States. With nearly 7 million private companies in the US, being honored as number eight is an Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 14 août 2012, 08h00 EDT
We're excited to announce that Mollom has been acquired by Acquia. For the foreseeable future, Mollom will continue to be offered as it is today. I will continue my role as general manager of Mollom, Ben will continue to lead the development of our Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 30 mai 2012, 20h23 EDT
The goal of the Spark distribution is to incubate authoring experience improvements in a Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. It was announced earlier this month, and since then we've been hard at work on initial research and design. The Spark team's primary Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 1 mai 2012, 10h55 EDT
At DrupalCon Denver, I announced the need for a strong focus on Drupal's authoring experience in my State of Drupal presentation. During my core conversation later in the week, I announced the creation of a Drupal 7 distribution named "Spark" ( Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 20 avril 2012, 11h42 EDT
For many years now, developers around the world have celebrated and promoted the numerous benefits that open source has to offer IT and business communities. Despite the flare for technology innovation and bringing new offerings to market, the real Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 16 mars 2012, 18h13 EDT
It's that time of year again where we are gearing up for another great DrupalCon. Next week, 3000 Drupalists, including more than 70 Acquians, will be migrating out west to the Rocky Mountains for an action packed week filled with sessions, stickers Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 5 janvier 2012, 14h59 EST
It's that time of year again! In good tradition, here is my retrospective on Acquia's accomplishments for 2011. (You can also read my 2009 and 2010 retrospectives.) While 2011 was only Acquia's third full year in business (i.e. revenue-bearing year Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 15 novembre 2011, 22h07 EST
Given that there live one billion people in India, many of which great engineers, one can only imagine what would happen if Drupal gained serious traction in India. To that extend, I decided to make a trip to India, and spent last week in India with Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 7 novembre 2011, 12h51 EST
Due to Drupal's remarkable growth, the demand for Drupal talent continues to exceed the supply. Every Drupal company I talk to -- and I talk to many of them all around the world -- has a difficult time attracting enough qualified Drupal talent. Plus...
Posted on Dimanche, le 6 novembre 2011, 20h57 EST
It is that time of the year again: Movember! During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 31 octobre 2011, 21h17 EDT
Recently Sitecore, a vendor of a proprietary CMS, published a white paper called "The Siren Song of Open Source CMS". It has some good old Open Source FUD. "In Greek mythology, the Sirens were seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 12 octobre 2011, 16h53 EDT
Drupal continues to rack up successes among large developer communities, with x.commerce joining Twitter, which made the move last month. X.commerce is a new division of PayPal that serves as an open, central meeting place for over 700,000 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 9 septembre 2011, 15h42 EDT
A number of concerns have been voiced from the community about the substantial growth Acquia has achieved since its inception, the number of key contributors who are now employed by Acquia, and the subsequent influence that this allows Acquia to Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 9 septembre 2011, 15h38 EDT
As followers of this blog, you might have read that Acquia acquired two Drupal companies; security specialist Growing Venture Solutions and migration expert Cyrve. We wanted to do these acquisitions because they create a win-win-win situation; it Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 20 juillet 2011, 06h22 EDT
I'm thrilled to announce that Acquia has received $15 million in its fourth round of funding -- that is about twice as much as any of our earlier rounds (series A, series B, series C). Our previous investors affirmed their confidence by Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 19 juillet 2011, 04h14 EDT
If you're a regular visitor to the Acquia website, you were probably surprised at what you saw the last time you stopped by. Aside from our new company logo, the whole site has a very different look, navigation, and main message points from a few Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 14 juillet 2011, 16h07 EDT
It's always feast or famine. During Drupal's first few years, core contributors all knew when a new Drupal site launched, and usually also knew the people who created it. There's simply no way to keep up. Acquia runs a site crawler to find new Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 11 juillet 2011, 15h41 EDT
Starting today, Twitter's developer community lives and breathes on Drupal! Check it out at http://dev.twitter.com. This is a big deal for Drupal -- it's not every day that one of the hottest technology start-ups switches one of its sites to Drupal Plus...

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