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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.

Recente blogs

Posted on donderdag, 20 november 2014, 11:06
One of the world's most trafficked websites, with more than 100 million unique visitors every month and more than 20 million different pages of content, is now using Drupal. Weather.com is a top 20 U.S. site according to comScore. As far as I know Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 13 augustus 2014, 11:46
Topic: AcquiaDrupalI'm happy to share news that Amazon has joined the Acquia family as our newest investor. This investment builds on the recent $50 million financing round that Acquia completed in May, which was led by New Enterprise Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 24 juli 2014, 10:38
Topic: DrupalAcquiaBusinessThe futureA few days ago, I sat down with Quentin Hardy of The New York Times to talk Open Source. We spoke mostly about the Drupal ecosystem and how Acquia makes money. As someone who spent almost his entire career Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 3 juni 2014, 06:17
We’re excited to announce that Acquia acquired TruCentric, a software-as-a-service company that is focused on providing personalization for websites. Earlier this year we launched Acquia Lift, which brings testing and personalization capabilities Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 27 mei 2014, 09:48
We've got great news to share today; we are announcing that Acquia raised $50 million, the largest round of financing we’ve ever completed. The round is led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the world's top investors in our space. They Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 7 mei 2014, 17:40
Topic: DrupalAcquiaBusinessI've long been convinced that every well-run Drupal agency of 30 people or more can afford to hire a Drupal core contributor and let him/her work on Drupal core pretty much full-time. A healthy Drupal agency with 30 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 2 mei 2014, 11:22
In a world where innovation is only accelerating, shackling employees with non-competes doesn't make sense anymore. At Acquia, we believe that innovation is about openness and collaboration, and that working together is based on trust and loyalty, Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 28 maart 2014, 13:29
Background in business is a 'nice to have', not a 'must have' for an aspiring entrepreneur. I had no solid business background when I founded Mollom or Acquia (I launched them roughly at the same time). Other than the standard things (an idea, Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 26 maart 2014, 10:38
This blog post is on purpose, Open Source, profit and pie. This week I had an opportunity to meet Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. I was inspired by the following comment he made (not his exact Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 20 maart 2014, 16:16
Topic: DrupalAcquiaI'm proud to share that Acquia announced its certification program today. You can now get "Acquia certified in Drupal", something I'm pretty excited about. This is something I've been hoping to see in the community. While Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 20 februari 2014, 12:23
Topic: DrupalAcquiaToday, the web is not just about publishing content anymore. As the web evolves from content management to digital experience management, it's about understanding visitors' interests and preferences, and figuring out how to Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 15 januari 2014, 16:09
Cross-posted with permission from buytaert.net Happy 13th birthday Drupal! It’s hard to believe so much has happened with Drupal when it really just started as a little hobby project. I'm super proud of what we accomplished. After all these years, Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 9 januari 2014, 10:47
Topic: DrupalAcquiaBusinessAs is now a tradition, here is my annual Acquia retrospective. Time to look back at 2013. In your life, you only get an opportunity to do so many things, so you have to focus on doing things that matter. I'm fortunate Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 17 oktober 2013, 10:23
People wonder what we do at Acquia's Office of the CTO (OCTO). In order to provide some more transparency, I wanted to share how we plan to give back between today and the end of the year. Drupal 8 beta 1 Now that we're forgoing an upgrade path for Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 9 oktober 2013, 15:41
People ask me what it is like to be the head of a big Open Source project, and whether they should Open Source their project or not. I wanted to talk about that a bit more in this blog post so more people can pick up my answer. Having been the Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 11 september 2013, 11:47
The blog post below was a guest article I wrote for Inc Magazine and was published in September 2013. It has been a while since I shared a startup lesson on my personal blog so I'm cross-posting my article here. When I started working on Drupal in Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 30 juli 2013, 10:13
Many organizations have long had the need to maintain multiple websites as part of their digital marketing and enablement efforts. But when the number of sites tallied across different products and services, geographic regions, departments, and Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 5 juni 2013, 14:23
It's been a while since I wrote about Acquia Cloud so I wanted to give you a quick update. Acquia Cloud has experienced incredible growth so far in 2013. We recently crossed a milestone that I'm proud to share; we’re now running over 6,000 cloud Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 27 februari 2013, 14:51
Topic: AcquiaWe just celebrated our two year anniversary of Acquia's expansion into the European market. It has been a phenomenal two years and as a result, we have grown to over 50 employees in Europe. Our UK office is bursting at the seams Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 29 januari 2013, 13:13
Topic: DrupalAcquiaSpark distributionWhen we first announced the Spark authoring experience initiative for Drupal in May of last year, we chose Drupal 7 as our target in order to develop the features and get them in front of testers as quickly Meer...

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