Acquia Founder, Drupal Inventor Honored by Immigrant Learning Center [May 12, 2015]
Dries Buytaert Receives 2015 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award in High Tech
Boston—May 12, 2015—Members of Boston’s international business community, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, gathered to celebrate the nominees and winners of the 2015 Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO and the inventor of Drupal, was honored in the award’s high technology category. The 2015 selection committee cited Acquia’s company growth and global reach as well as Dries’ contribution to the concept of open source as key reasons why he was selected as winner. The ILC also recognized winners in business growth, neighborhood business and life science.
“The best part of my job is actually this idea that we can do well and do good. Hundreds of thousands of nonprofits from Greenpeace to Doctors Without Borders to The [Immigrant Learning] Center and many others use Drupal to power their sites,” Buytaert said.
A non-for-profit organization, the ILC is based in Malden, MA and provides immigrants in the Boston area find their voice. The center offers a free, year-round English Language Program to immigrant and refugees, while the ILC’s Public Education Institute works to inform Americans about the impact of immigrants. The Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on the economic contributions of immigrants.
Acquia is the digital experience company. Intuit, Warner Music Group and Stanford University are among the more than 4,000 organizations that are transforming their digital businesses with Acquia’s open cloud platform. Global 2000 enterprises, government agencies and NGOs rely on Acquia to create new revenue streams, lower costs, and engage audiences more deeply through content, community, commerce and context.
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