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Step Aside Coding, It's Time to Embrace the Assembled Web [Dec. 9, 2013]

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Forbes

By Dries Buytaert

To "assemble" means to build. Assembling also means that we come together. Sometimes, both aspects are true. When that happens and we work together to build, we are better off for it.

The open source community is a perfect example of this. When Linux creator Linus Torvalds spoke about how it felt to get contributions from a worldwide network of people, he remarked "I had hoisted myself up on the shoulders of giants". I'm lucky enough to feel the same way.

The Internet has created a culture of sharing, letting people connect and collaborate on areas of common interest. When I started developing Drupal in 2000 from my university dormitory in Antwerp, I never imagined I'd build a network of people who were interested in building a content management system with me. Yet word of my project spread, and before I knew it, I was getting contributions to my project from around the world. Soon I also was standing on the shoulders of giants.

Dries Buytaert to Present Keynote at DrupalCon Prague [Sept. 19, 2013]

LONDON, UK – 19 September 2013 – Acquia, where great digital experiences begin, today announced that Drupal Project Founder and Acquia Co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert will present the keynote at DrupalCon Prague held 23-27 September 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Dries Buytaert [Sept. 9, 2013]

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Inc. Magazine

Original Drupal creator and Acquia co-founder/CTO Dries Buytaert explains why startup founders can never think too big--and shares his story of open-source web publishing.

When I started working on Drupal in my college dormitory 12 years ago, I had no idea that one day it would be used by 2 percent of the world's websites. What's even more exciting is the open-source community that has grown up around Drupal. More than 20,000 contributors share their code and are responsible for the Drupal we know today.

I co-founded Acquia six years ago to support the growing number of organizations that rely on Drupal, and also co-founded Mollom to solve the spam moderation challenges for website owners. Six years later, Mollom was acquired, and Acquia has almost 400 employees. As I've encountered challenges every step of the way, I've discovered that some of the best advice I've received is useful no matter what the project.

1. Think big

So often I meet entrepreneurs who are working on a startup concept. They have a great idea and a business plan to bring it to market, but they're thinking too small about what they're trying to do.

Open-source Code: By the People, For the People [Aug. 29, 2013]

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VentureBeat

By Dries Buytaert

Many organizations adopt open source for reasons like flexibility and agility. Everyone needs to do more with less. But in government, open source drives both civic engagement and government participation like never before. Because of digital, the world feels much smaller and more connected. And open source gives people the opportunity to rally around a cause, no matter where they live.

Think about how we petitioned our government before we had the We The People website. I bet you have to think pretty hard about how it was done (I do!). Now, a website has brought to life the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. Millions of people’s voices are heard. People pull together based on common concerns. The White House built We The People using Drupal and shared the code on GitHub, opening up the opportunity for other governments to easily create their own online petitioning systems.

Acquia: $45M in 2012 revenue, staff now above 300 [May 22, 2013]

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Boston Business Journal

By Kyle Alspach

Burlington-based Web publishing software firm Acquia said Wednesday it received $45.3 million in revenue in 2012, more than doubling its top line from the previous year.

Acquia also said it has doubled its employee count in the past 15 months, and now has about 340 employees globally, with half of them in Burlington.

That's up from the 260 employees Acquia had in late November, when the firm raised $30 million in funding.

The company provides tools and support for enterprises using the open-source Drupal Web publishing platform. Drupal has surged in popularity among enterprises in recent years due to the potential for cost savings and the flexibility of design.
Acquia previously reported receiving $21.8 million in revenue in 2011. Those revenue results had made Acquia the fastest-growing software company on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, and the eighth fastest-growing company on the list overall.

The firm says it now has more than 3,800 customers, up from about 2,000 at the end of 2011. New customers include Georgetown University, Olympus Corporation of the Americas and Polycom.

Acquia is "enabling our customers to build disruptive digital businesses in an open source way," co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert said in a news release announcing the revenue growth Wednesday.

Key customer sectors include media and entertainment (NBC, Warner Music Group), high-tech (eBay, Twitter), health care (Humana) and higher-education (Stanford University).

Dries Buytaert: The Current State of Drupal 8 DrupalCon Portland Keynote [May 21, 2013]

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The Drupal Association

Dries Buytaert presents his State of Drupal keynote, revealing the current state of Drupal 8 between Feature Freeze and Code Freeze, also giving a glimpse of what's beyond Drupal 8 after we have a successful release.

"It's not just about managing content, it's about managing complete digital experiences," Buytaert said. "We as Drupal can help bring these tools to the masses, that we can help do this in an open way, in a flexible way and in an affordable way."

Drupal 8: Re-architecting for world domination [Mar 11, 2013]

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Computer World

Drupal 8 will be the open-source project's "boldest release to date", according to Drupal's creator, Dries Buytaert. The new version of Drupal is due at the end of the year or "whenever it's ready" and includes significant behind-the-scenes changes, such as the incorporation of elements of the Symfony2 Web framework.

Buytaert, who is also the founder of Drupal services firm Acquia, has ambitious goals for Drupal, as it continues to shift away from purely a content management system towards a unified Web platform that organisations can standardise on to build Web-based services, for both internal and customer-focussed sites.

The World Government Summit on Open Source

Join your peers for an exclusive event at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 2012 where you will hear renowned open source proponent Tim O’Reilly discuss Gov 2.0 “Government as a Platform.” Dries Buytaert, open source Drupal creator, Project Lead and Acquia co-founder will also present about the next generation of Drupal sites and what that means for the public sector. The event also features sessions on:

DrupalCon Munich : Drupal s’oriente vers le mobile et intègre le framework PHP Symfony [4 septembre 2012]

Paris, le 4 septembre 2012 – La dernière édition du DrupalCon s’est tenue à Munich du 20 au 24 août. Elle a attiré 1 800 développeurs du monde entier et révélé les développements inclus dans la version 8 de Drupal : orientation vers le mobile et intégration du framework PHP Symfony.

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