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Christian Yates

Senior Director, Solutions Architecture
Acquia, Inc.

I’ve been developing applications and sites with Drupal since version 4.6 in 2005, and have more than 12 years of experience architecting, developing and managing software and IT projects.

I’ve been a Drupal developer, administrator, contributor since 2005. At Acquia, I provide technical consultation and advisement for clients in the areas of Drupal architecture, development processes, security, and performance.

From 2008-2010, I reinvented the way web applications were managed at the NASA Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, moving from outdated proprietary platforms to robust Drupal powered applications http://buytaert.net/drupal-goes-to-mars.

Prior to working for NASA, I was a regional Vice President for Interactive Media at McClatchy Newspapers, where I introduced Drupal to the company in novel applications, integrating legacy print and web applications with Drupal’s social publishing features.