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.

Derniers billets

Posted on lundi, le 9 février 2009, 11h46 EST
This week, twelve of us have gathered in Paris to continue our work on upgrading drupal.org. Sprinters include: Joeri Poesen, Damien Tournoud, Neil Drumm, Mike O'Conner, Gerhard Killesreiter, Klaas Van Waesberghe, Todd Ross Nienkerk, Aaron Stanush, Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 4 février 2009, 10h17 EST
Drupal's steep learning curve filters out far too many smart, motivated people who could benefit from Drupal. We see it all the time in the Drupal.org forums, in my "State of Drupal" surveys, on Twitter, when talking to customers, and on the web. Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 23 janvier 2009, 08h57 EST
Last week, we met at DrupalCamp Köln in Germany to start planning the Drupal.org redesign work. The intent of the meeting was to get a better handle on the work ahead of us, and to make preliminary design decisions. Further, we're starting to Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 19 janvier 2009, 08h47 EST
Last weekend, I attended DrupalCamp Köln in Germany. It was great to put my feelers out in the German Drupal community and to talk with so many Drupal users and developers. Executive summary: the German Drupal community is going strong. Thanks for Plus...
Posted on Dimanche, le 18 janvier 2009, 17h12 EST
Because Drupal turned 8 years old last week, I got the Acquia team a special birthday cake. Pictures have since emerged so I'm sharing a couple of them here. Yum, yum! Jeff makes sure that I get a taste too. Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 8 janvier 2009, 07h51 EST
As promised, we're organizing a series of sprints to help push the drupal.org redesign closer to completion. The drupal.org redesign is a massive project, and, when implemented, will be an important milestone for our community. The Drupal.org Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 6 janvier 2009, 05h25 EST
On January 17-18, I'll be in Germany to attend DrupalCamp Köln (aka DrupalCamp Cologne) and hang out with the German Drupal community. DrupalCamp Köln is organized by Thomas Narres, Daniel Niehaus, Jürgen Brocke, Torsten Zenk, Florian Latzel, and Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 5 janvier 2009, 06h07 EST
Last year, Acquia opened for business, offering commercial support for a defined software distribution called Acquia Drupal. One could purchase commercial support for all the modules in Acquia Drupal. As I mentioned last week in my 2009 Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 1 janvier 2009, 09h00 EST
It is that time of year again. Time to reflect on 2008, and to put on my Drupal Nostradamus hat and look forward to 2009. But first of all, thanks for 2008! It's been a pretty crazy ride. Drupal My personal Drupal highlights for 2008 include the Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 23 decembre 2008, 14h12 EST
I just got back from the Fields in core code sprint at Acquia that I helped organize. Our participants all had the same goal for this five-day sprint: get CCK functionality into Drupal 7. The participants were Yves (CCK maintainer), Karen (CCK Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 2 decembre 2008, 07h02 EST
Good news! During the week of December 15, we're organizing a 5-day Fields in Drupal core code sprint at Acquia! The goal is to get CCK functionality into Drupal 7. So far, Karen, Yves and Barry have signed up -- Karen and Yves are the main CCK Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 18 novembre 2008, 06h58 EST
Jay just announced Acquia's plans to get into the hosted search business. By doing so, we hope to provide Drupal sites a (i) faster, (ii) more scalable search solution that (iii) can work across multiple sites, that (iv) can handle broader content Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 13 novembre 2008, 04h43 EST
I've recently been thinking a lot about the freemium business model. For those unfamiliar with the freemium business model, it was first articulated by venture capitalist Fred Wilson in 2006: "Give your service away for free, possibly ad supported Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 17 octobre 2008, 03h31 EDT
I was featured on the infamous Lullabot podcast series. Jeff Robbins and I talk about Acquia, Mollom and Drupal 7. Check out the Lullabot podcast #65 (mirror) if you want. We kick it off talking about Acquia, the Mollom part starts around minute Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 2 octobre 2008, 09h28 EDT
Cheers to the Acquia launch, which went really well. Hundreds of people signed up for a free community subscription. Also, check out Jeff Whatcott's blog post covering some of the blog posts, press articles, and Tweets about our new product and Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 30 septembre 2008, 01h24 EDT
After months of hard work, Acquia is now open for business! Starting today, everyone can connect their Drupal 6 site to the Acquia Network to take advantage of our services. Oh my! The Acquia Network (previously code-named Spokes) is a hosted Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 21 juillet 2008, 14h32 EDT
One of the things we're building at Acquia is a Drupal technical support center where customers can call for help with Drupal questions. We're busy setting up a phone system, a bug tracker, a customer tracking application, a knowledge base and more Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 3 juillet 2008, 05h13 EDT
John Eckman of Optaros sat down with Jeff Whatcott, Acquia's Chief Communicator, to talk about Drupal and Acquia. Rock on, Jeff. If you can't see the video above, you can view it directly at blip.tv. Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 25 juin 2008, 07h11 EDT
This is what a typical work day at Acquia looks like for me -- a lot of video conferencing that is. ;-) Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 25 juin 2008, 05h42 EDT
I was recently interviewed by Barbara Vandenbussche for Jobat, a Belgian employment website with a weekly print magazine written in Dutch. The interview (PDF, Dutch) talks about Drupal, but also mentions Acquia and Mollom. It is the first time Plus...

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