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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 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 vendredi, le 12 mars 2010, 06h56 EST
And the answer to yesterday's "Eye grow Drupal" question is: Druplipets. Hundreds of cute little Druplipets, your friendly Druplicon chia pet. Druplipet is the newest member of the Acquia and Drupal Gardens family and will be making appearances at Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 11 mars 2010, 08h47 EST
Guess what is in these boxes? Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 2 mars 2010, 15h59 EST
In a couple of weeks, I'll participate in a panel discussion on The Future of Open Source in Business. In preparation for that discussion, I figured I'd write down my current thoughts and solicit some feedback. I'll talk about two important trends Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 23 février 2010, 14h24 EST
Like last year, I'll be attending the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) next month, on March 17-18 in San Francisco. Also like last year, I will participate in a panel discussion led by Michael Skok (Partner at North Bridge, Acquia Board Member Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 1 février 2010, 10h40 EST
You might remember that a while ago, Drupal was promoted to the 'Visionaries' category in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. For someone unfamiliar with all the social software vendors and projects, the choice can be Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 27 janvier 2010, 09h05 EST
I have a pretty big update for you: we just launched Drupal Gardens into private beta. Since the first public Drupal Gardens demo at DrupalCon Paris, a lot of progress has been made. Today, we sent private beta invites to the first people that Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 26 janvier 2010, 09h47 EST
NVidia recently launched their new Tegra developer community on Drupal. See http://developer.nvidia.com/tegra. The announcement of the latest Tegra 2 chipset was one of the major news items at CES earlier this month. The Tegra 2 chipset Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 25 janvier 2010, 09h53 EST
Red Hat just launched OpenSource.com on Drupal. The site will focus on exploring what happens when the open source way is applied to the world, beyond technology. The site has 5 main channels: business, education, government, law, and life. In 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 vendredi, le 13 novembre 2009, 09h38 EST
Today is a special day at Acquia: customer service day. We grew so quickly that our support team often find themselves working until after midnight to meet customer demands. Everybody in the company, from sales to engineering, including myself, Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 21 octobre 2009, 22h01 EDT
A couple of weeks ago, Robbie Williams made his comeback on British television music talent show The X Factor, where he performed his new single "Bodies" for the first time live. With his comeback also comes a website refresh using Drupal: see http Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 20 octobre 2009, 05h26 EDT
I will be speaking at MIT on Monday, October 26 at 5pm in the Stata Center in Cambridge. I plan to talk about the state of Drupal, Drupal 7 and Open Source development in general. After the presentation, there will be some time for social Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 9 octobre 2009, 13h59 EDT
The Acquia leadership team in October 2009. From left to right: Kent (support), Jay (co-founder), Bryan (marketing), Warren (sales), Lynne (marketing), Chris (engineering) and myself. Unfortunately, Tom (ceo) is missing from the picture, because Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 15 septembre 2009, 15h52 EDT
Last week at DrupalCon Paris, we announced Acquia Hosting, a highly available cloud-based hosting platform tuned for Drupal performance and scalability. Technical details can be found in my announcement blog post. Today, we are happy to announce Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 3 septembre 2009, 04h44 EDT
For a number of months now, my personal website ran on a development version of Acquia Hosting (previously referred to with the code name Acquia Fields). There is nothing better than eating your own dog food. You have to eat a lot of it, and you Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 2 septembre 2009, 18h50 EDT
Acquia had two big product announcements at DrupalCon Paris. The first was the general availability of Acquia Hosting, which I'll blog about tomorrow. The second is a status update on "Acquia Gardens" which we first announced in the beginning of Plus...
Posted on Dimanche, le 16 août 2009, 08h24 EDT
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Posted on mardi, le 11 août 2009, 03h25 EDT
Every once in a while, the discussion of Drupal cerification comes up. Is a Drupal certification program a good thing or a bad thing? Are certification programs overrated? Isn't one's track record as a contributor on drupal.org the best measure Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 10 août 2009, 17h40 EDT
I've posted a good bit about Acquia lately, because we had a lot of exciting things happening, and because I'm proud of the body of work that the Acquia team is producing, often in close cooperation with the Drupal community. Still, a lot of people Plus...

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