Michael Cooper

Director of Services Oriented Architecture
Acquia, Inc.

Michael got his start running an ISP in the late 90s and from there moved into hardware and network architecture. After growing weary of installing servers in cold datacenters, he moved into software and worked at a number of startup and medium-sized software firms. He has created products ranging from online auto-malls to CRMs and lead-management systems. He moved into software consulting in 2007, and though he had dabbled in Drupal earlier, it was then that he fell in love with its ability to help him deliver exactly what his customers needed on an accelerated time frame. When he isn't coding, he's spending time with his two year old daughter and wife, or writing science fiction novels.

Recente blogs

Posted on maandag, 28 april 2014, 15:03
I’m exceptionally proud to announce the general availability of some new features for the Acquia toolset: Uptime Monitoring and Teams & Permissions. Over the last several months we’ve gone through a careful beta phase; rolling these tools out Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 24 april 2014, 17:05
There’s always room for improvement. If you’ve been with Acquia for a while you’ll have noticed that we recently switched ticketing systems. You probably also had a litany of things that you really disliked about our old system, starting with the Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 18 september 2013, 15:45
Over the course of 2013, the UX, Product and Development teams here at Acquia have been hard at work to make our systems and interfaces do more, work better and load faster. The year started with the code behind the UI at insight.acquia.com being Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 17 juli 2013, 23:04
Back in the days of yore there was FTP, and it was OK (don’t fool yourself, it was never ‘good’). And we used FTP to upload files to our servers and we messed things up and we overwrote good code with bad and well... we made a mess. Then some Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 9 april 2013, 15:07
Part one of the All the things you need to know to be a great Drupal developer blog series Way back in the olden days (around the year 2000) how we developed for the web was a solved game. An example of a solved game is Checkers (English draughts, Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 6 maart 2012, 23:36
With DrupalCon right around the corner my world is barely organized chaos; but now that we're starting to see some of the things we've been assembling come together the excitement is setting in. What can I say, there's nothing better than building Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 22 februari 2012, 15:28
Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved in setting up a number of servers with other hosting companies—none of them were tailored Drupal hosts, but they were all big, big hosting companies. Some were virtual hosts, some used cpanel or plesk, but Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 6 december 2011, 23:32
After I joined Acquia in January, I was given the task of assisting in the port of the Acquia.com/Acquia Network web properties to Drupal 7. Although other people were involved in the process, including Jakub Suchy and his team, there was a lot that Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 17 juni 2011, 23:14
I've recently crossed my six month mark with Acquia and have to say that it is the ride of a lifetime. I was certain when applying that this would be my dream-job and it turns out that I wasn't wrong. Acquia has been a great place to expand my Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 3 maart 2011, 10:10
The Acquia Network is getting a serious shot in the arm in the opening months of 2011, and by shot in the arm, I mean something like what turned Jekyll into Hyde—except without the ragged clothes, anger and top hat. OK, maybe we’ll take the top hat Meer...