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Dries Selected as a Business Week Best Young Entrepreneur of Tech

This is really cool and very well deserved. Dries was selected by Business Week magazine as a Best Young Entrepreneur of Tech.

Dries is "among a handful of innovators who are building businesses and products aimed at other companies and who were identified in a survey of venture capitalists and BusinessWeek editors and readers as some of this year's most promising young technology entrepreneurs."

BussinessWeek's Young Entrepreneurs of Tech

It is a real honor and privilege that BusinessWeek included me on their list of top 30-and-under innovators for 2008. I'm very happy to see Drupal getting this level of recognition from the business world. What BusinessWeek only hints at, though, is the importance of all the thousands of people, including my new colleagues at Acquia, who are working every day to make Drupal great.

Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad

For 2008, we continue the tradition of Launch Pad at Web 2.0 Expo, but with some important changes, based on a program we test-drove at Web 2.0 Summit in October 2007. While it’s great to be chosen to launch your new company at a major event, the reality of the market is that the majority of successful Web 2.0 companies do more than just launch products. They also have to pass the test of VC scrutiny—that's how the market determines who wins and loses in the world of startups. To that end, VCs and the audience will provide real-time feedback to participating companies.

Cloud Computing and Drupal

<p>Dries has an interesting post on <a href="http://buytaert.net/drupal-in-the-cloud">cloud computing as it relates to Drupal</a>. There have been a bunch of recent announcements and things are generally heading in the right direction. According to Dries, getting Drupal in the cloud is all about making relational databases scale. <a href="http://buytaert.net/drupal-in-the-cloud">Check it out</a>.</p>

<div class="posttagsblock"><a href="http://technorati.com/tag/drupal" rel="tag">drupal</a>, <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/cloud%20computing" rel="tag">cloud computing</a></div>

Web2open

Web2Open is an "unconference"—where anyone with a Web 2.0 Expo badge can share knowledge and join in open discussions with the community at large in three different ways:

* Open-Grid Sessions: You simply schedule your topic, show up, and lead the discussion. These can be scheduled onsite.
* Pre-Scheduled Roundtables: Join an open conversation with a panel of community members scheduled in advance.

Why are people building social apps in PHP without Drupal?

Check out this chart of job trends in the number of job postings that mention the words "social" and "php" or "social" and "Drupal". It comes from Indeed.com.

social php, social drupal Job Trends graph

Drupal Open Source CMS goes commerical, but not too commercial says its "Communicator in Chief"

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Early in March I posted about hearing the founder of Drupal, Dries Buytaert, speak in Boston as part of an adjunct to the AiiM Show called DrupalCon. Part of that Drupal event was the first public explanation of the strategy behind Dries’ new venture called Acquia. Acquia is a commercial company to service and support Drupal as the popular open source social publishing platform tries to move to the next level in the market.

The Results Are in: OSBC Crowd Says Web CMS / Social Software Most Likely to Be Disrupted by Open Source

Later today at OSBC, I'll be joining a panel discussion of the results of the 2008 Future of Open Source survey led by by Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners and CEOs of Ingres, MySQL, and SugarCRM.

Acquia launch party at Felt

At DrupalCon Boston, Acquia sponsored a launch party at the Felt club in Boston. Jeff Robbins from Lullabot performed live with its former rock band Orbit, and Acquia's Jay Batson took the crowd deep into the night with progressive house and trance music. Great parteeh!

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