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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.

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Posted on mardi, le 4 janvier 2011, 02h00 EST
Yesterday I shared my 2010 retrospective on Drupal along with some predictions for the new year. Today, I want to recap Acquia's accomplishments in 2010, just like I did last year with my 2009 Acquia retrospective. It doesn't always feel like it, Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 29 decembre 2010, 03h28 EST
At Acquia, we spent a lot of time improving the Webform module, one of the top 10 most popular Drupal modules, as well as the Form Builder module, a companion module that provides an improved user interface for the Webform module. The Webform Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 29 decembre 2010, 03h28 EST
At Acquia, we spent a lot of time improving the Webform module, one of the top 10 most popular Drupal modules, as well as the Form Builder module, a companion module that provides an improved user interface for the Webform module. The Webform Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 24 decembre 2010, 05h09 EST
I recently had the pleasure of serving as a thesis advisor on a work by Marc Seeger, who was completing a portion of his requirements for a Master of Science in Computer Science and Media at Stuttgart Media University. Marc's thesis was titled " Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 16 decembre 2010, 17h17 EST
During the past month, I've been trying New Relic on my personal blog. New Relic is a performance management tool. It can help to monitor, debug and optimize a site. It includes features like slow page request analysis, slow database query analysis Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 13 decembre 2010, 12h36 EST
Things are heating up in the Drupal world as both CommerceGuys and SubHub raised venture capital money. We're still waiting for an official announcement, but word on the street is that CommerceGuys raised around 1 million euros to develop a number Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 8 decembre 2010, 07h28 EST
In this post, I want to focus on one of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs raising money from investors: what is the right amount of capital to raise? We debated this question extensively in each of the three rounds of raising venture Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 3 decembre 2010, 09h37 EST
Movember has come to an end, and soon I will remove the moustache that I groomed so carefully during the month of November. Before I shave, though, I want to thank everyone who sponsored my moustache. The Acquia team, of which I am a part, raised a Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 16 novembre 2010, 09h56 EST
To my surprise, a lot of people that I interview at Acquia don’t understand stock options or have never heard of it. This blog post explains what stock options are about. It is a very technical topic but for the sake of this post, I am going to Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 15 novembre 2010, 09h36 EST
Last week in a restroom in New York city, I washed my hands inadvertently with mouthwash. It sounds silly, but it looked like the soap to me. The bathroom was so posh and the container it came in was deceptive: who expects to find mouthwash in a Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 11 novembre 2010, 21h44 EST
Each year, the 'Mo' (slang for moustache) and November come together for Mo-vember. At the beginning of the month, I joined the growing club of modern gentlemen who believe in the virtues of fine moustachery, immaculate grooming and growing a Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 14 septembre 2010, 10h17 EDT
We hit another milestone today: twenty-thousand sites have been created with Drupal Gardens. It was only two months ago that we hit the 10,000 sites milestone. Who would have thought that we would have doubled that number so quickly? This is Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 5 janvier 2010, 11h12 EST
Yesterday I shared my 2009 retrospective on Drupal along with some predictions for 2010. Today, I want to reflect on Acquia's 2009, as for obvious reasons, Acquia has been a big part of my life in 2009. At the end of 2007, we had convinced Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 14 decembre 2009, 17h19 EST
On his very first day in office, President Obama directed all federal agencies to break down barriers to transparency, participation, and collaboration between the federal government and the people it is to serve. Last week, the Obama administration Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 6 juillet 2009, 14h07 EDT
It's been several days since we launched Acquia Search commercially. After reviewing the press, articles, comments, and tweets, I wanted to address the question of why we seem to care so much about search and why we can't simply improve Drupal's Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 30 juin 2009, 14h18 EDT
Why will the visitors of your site care about Acquia Search? For a while now, I have Acquia Search installed on my personal site. To understand what Acquia Search can do for your site, have a look at what it has done for my site. While I have a Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 23 juin 2009, 14h31 EDT
On Friday, there is a Drupal meetup happening in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I'm planning to attend so looking forward to meet some of you there. On Saturday and Sunday, a smaller group of core developers will meet in the offices of One Shoe in Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 18 juin 2009, 09h11 EDT
In this screencast, Bryan House from Acquia discusses Acquia Search with Michael Coté from RedMonk. Great demo, Bryan! Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 16 juin 2009, 15h07 EDT
The first version of Drupal's automated test framework was developed in 2004 by Moshe Weitzman. It started as a simple wrapper around the SimpleTest unit testing framework. Later, Thomas Ilsche and Rok Zlender extended it as part of the Google Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 27 mai 2009, 11h38 EDT
Improving the usability of Drupal is very important. Yesterday, I wrote about the progress that was made on Drupal 7 usability -- the community has made a ton of incremental improvements, while Mark and Leisa have been preparing mockups and Plus...

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