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Kieran Lal

Technical director, enterprise sales
Acquia, Inc.

Kieran is the Technical Director of Enterprise Sales at Boston-based Acquia. In this role, he provides technical leadership to the Acquia sales team and works closely with Acquia's customers. He has been a leader in the Drupal community since 2004, when he earned his nickname, Amazon, by following a dream that he was biking through the Amazon river basin. That spirit of adventure continues in his multiple roles within the Drupal community today. He has been involved with and has pioneered many projects including the drupal.org redesign, Drupalcon Boston & San Francisco, the coordination of the Drupal security team, and many more.

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Posted on dinsdag, 25 mei 2010, 08:41
This morning, at 9AM, I am excited to co-present with 5 Drupalers from the Departments of Commerce, Education, and Veteran Affairs. Introduction to Government Social Publishing Americans are interacting online with Government increasing numbers. Meer...
Posted on maandag, 24 mei 2010, 11:16
On Tuesday, May 25th, 2009 from 9AM to 10:30AM I will presenting a session on Introduction to Government Social Publishing with Drupal. I'll be covering the basics of the rise of social publishing from commenting through micro-blogging. This Meer...
Posted on maandag, 26 april 2010, 00:04
Disclaimer I am a permanent member of the Drupal association, and the director of business development for the association. I do not speak officially for the association, nor do I speak on behalf of the Drupalcon organizing committees. But I do Meer...
Posted on zondag, 25 april 2010, 22:54
For Drupalcon San Francisco I lead the "Leveraging Drupal for your Business" track. Within the track there was a "Social Publishing in the Enterprise" sub-track designed to tell the story of how enterprises are succeeding with Drupal. At Acquia, one Meer...
Posted on zondag, 25 april 2010, 11:49
In my previous post on Drupalcon innovations I addressed how we, the Drupalcon organizers, added a sprint before Drupalcon when contributors are passionate and well rested. This was one important part of growing the Drupal community. In this blog Meer...
Posted on zaterdag, 24 april 2010, 15:18
On the last night of Drupalcon DC last year, I was at a bar with some of my friends from San Francisco. We were talking about what a great conference DCDC was. The drinks were flowing and we started throwing around ideas for Drupalcon San Francisco Meer...
Posted on zondag, 24 januari 2010, 09:08
Yesterday we held the second Design4Drupal event at the Stanford Law School. This was an all day event focused on Design and Drupal. I gave a talk which was a combination of two other presentations. I used: Angie Byron's, What's new in Drupal 7. I Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 20 januari 2010, 10:39
Last night Scott Brown, the republican candidate for Senate in Massachusetts, was elected in a special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat in the Senate. Drupal has strong roots in the progressive left, through the Howard Dean campaign, and Meer...
Posted on zondag, 17 januari 2010, 13:58
If you aren't a professional Drupal developer, or Drupal system admin you might be challenged to get an early preview of Drupal 7. Content professionals, designers, project managers, Drupal business people may be challenged get a working web Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 22 december 2009, 18:06
As promised, here is the recorded webinar on SEO for the Drupal.org redesign. A couple of weeks ago we prepared to do a live webinar and take questions from the community about Drupal.org SEO. Unfortunately, I was not familiar with all the features Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 10 december 2009, 00:57
On Tuesday, the Federal CTO, Aneesh Chopra and CIO Vivek Kundra announced the open government initiative directive. The directive has 4 steps: Publish Government Information Online, Improve the quality of government information, create and Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 26 november 2009, 14:49
Webinar to educate implementers about drupal.org SEO Next Wednesday, Dec 9th, at 12PM EST we will be hosting a webinar to help educate the re-design implementers on Drupal.org SEO techniques. All interested members of the Drupal community are Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 19 november 2009, 09:45
For the last year the Drupal.org redesign has progressed quietly and steadily. Almost 200 people have participated in the redesign by commenting, discussing, reviewing, testing, designing, theming, or writing code to get it done. We have had 6 re- Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 3 november 2009, 14:33
"GOSCON is the the premier annual government open source conference for government information technology leadership". This Thursday, Acquia will be helping with the Drupal booth at GOSCON. We are going to be joined by Ian Cairns from Development Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 30 oktober 2009, 19:42
One of the biggest challenges in working in a large community like the Drupal community is removing bottlenecks. All too often the community can seem to come to a grinding halt on just one issue that can only be managed by one person. On Monday Meer...
Posted on maandag, 8 juni 2009, 17:34
I received word this morning that the Drupal Association has been awarded a booth in the .org pavilion. The Bay Area has a strong Drupal community and we anticipate have a good cross section of support from the local community to help staff the Meer...
Posted on maandag, 8 juni 2009, 16:28
Last Thursday I was fortunate enough to participate in the living in the free world panel at the Gilbane Content Solution conference. The panel was hosted by Joseph Bachana, the president of DPCI, and Acquia platinum partner. The panel included Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 4 juni 2009, 15:06
Last year I met Sameer Verma, a professor of Information Systems at San Francisco State University. I was immediately intrigued by his class which involves giving business students the job of building an online business using Drupal. The students Meer...
Posted on maandag, 27 april 2009, 19:39
This is the third year the Drupal project has had a booth at the MySQL conference. This year we are the only web content management project represented and it is our biggest presence at the conference yet. This year we have four booth volunteers Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 10 april 2009, 16:25
The redesign sprinters met early to discuss what the priorities, and blockers were for launching the re-designed drupal.org. The critical path is documented in the redesign theme implementers group. The base theme, blue cheese, for the redesign is Meer...

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