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.

Recente blogs

Posted on donderdag, 29 juli 2010, 11:24
This year in my keynote at DrupalCon San Francisco, I mentioned that the elephants are coming. Well, earlier this week Capgemini, one of the world's foremost consulting providers with 95,000 employees, announced a new service, Capgemini Immediate Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 22 juli 2010, 14:09
Today we’ve reached another important milestone at Acquia: Drupal Gardens is now in open beta. No more beta codes. No more waiting to try the service. Now anyone can access Drupal Gardens and create a free Drupal 7 site! It’s been fun to watch Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 8 juli 2010, 06:29
There exists an interesting story about a man and a butterfly cocoon. It is about a man that found a cocoon, and brought it home to watch it turn into a butterfly. As the butterfly inside matured, it struggled to get out of its cocoon, but couldn't Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 6 juli 2010, 09:03
I really only want two things for my website: (1) I want the software that runs my website to be high-quality and (2) I want my website's content to be high-quality. It sounds easy and straight-forward but I assure you it isn't. I want the software Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 2 juli 2010, 10:47
About 20 months ago, at Acquia, we began working on a hosted offering for Apache Solr, an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Exactly one year ago, we launched it commercially as Acquia Search. Time and the public Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 1 juni 2010, 10:23
I pretty much spent my entire life in Antwerp -- 31 years to date. However, in just a few weeks, my family and I will be moving to Boston. Why? Primarily, it allows me to reduce my travel and spend more time with my family. I flew 65,000 miles Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 20 mei 2010, 07:06
Working at Acquia often means taking on the hard problems, the big challenges, and making the difference between success and failure for our customers. To highlight just how flexible our Client Advisory Team needs to be on a daily basis, I want to Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 19 mei 2010, 10:07
The fact that thousands of developers use Drupal to make money building websites for their customers has resulted in thousands of modules being created and hundreds of events being organized around the world. When I started Drupal, I wasn't aware Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 14 mei 2010, 08:52
Roughly 8 months ago at DrupalCon Paris, we launched Acquia Hosting. In this blog post, I wanted to give a quick update on where we are after 8 months. Current status For those who don't know, Acquia Hosting is a highly-available cloud-based hosting Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 28 april 2010, 09:20
DrupalCon San Francisco ended a few days ago, so once again I'm sitting here with post-DrupalCon blues, trying to wrap my head around what just happened, digging out my backlog of work, and rediscovering my usual rhythm. It happens to me every time Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 21 april 2010, 17:13
Quick but cool update on Drupal Gardens: Drupal Gardens users can now use Typekit fonts on their sites. The ThemeBuilder in Drupal Gardens offers a nice set of fonts, but we wanted to work with Typekit to give users access to a huge library of fonts Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 15 april 2010, 15:12
For a long time now, I've been saying that we need to train more Drupalistas. Almost every Drupal company I talked to is trying to hire talented Drupal developers, but can't find any, to the point that it is holding back Drupal's adoption. To help Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 15 april 2010, 13:53
DrupalCon San Francisco didn't even start, and already we have a first announcement to make! If you follow the Acquia blog, you might have read that we've begun building a free Drupal distribution, named "Drupal Commons", to go after social Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 18 maart 2010, 18:16
Jay just posted a blog post, called Building enterprise social communities with Drupal, sharing a white paper that we have written at Acquia. In this white paper, we answer questions like: what kind of social features Drupal supplies, why Drupal is Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 12 maart 2010, 06:56
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 Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 11 maart 2010, 08:47
Guess what is in these boxes? Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 2 maart 2010, 15:59
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 23 februari 2010, 14:24
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 Meer...
Posted on maandag, 1 februari 2010, 10:40
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 27 januari 2010, 09:05
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 Meer...

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