Drupal 8 Takes Center Stage at DrupalCon Amsterdam [Sept. 15, 2014]

Drupal Project Founder and Acquia CTO Dries Buytaert to Share Drupal 8 Update

AMSTERDAM – 25 September 2014 – Acquia, the digital business company, today announced that the founder of the Drupal project and Acquia co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dries Buytaert will be the keynote presenter at DrupalCon Amsterdam, Europe’s premier gathering of Drupal developers, designers, agencies, and users. Buytaert will share an update on the next version of Drupal—Drupal 8—during his presentation on Tuesday 30 September at 9 a.m. CEST. He will also talk about the future of the Drupal ecosystem and put forward ideas for maximizing contributor benefits and enterprise contributions. Later in the conference, Buytaert will moderate a Q&A conversation with a panel of Drupal 8 contributors that will answer technical questions about the upcoming release.

Acquia will host several other activities throughout the week, starting with the quarterly meeting of the Large Scale Drupal alliance on 28-29 September 2014. Large Scale Drupal brings together enterprise organizations to collaborate on significant enhancements to Drupal. Acquia’s Partner Day will be held 29 September 2014. During that event, prospective and current Acquia partners will have the opportunity to meet with Acquia executives and learn how to grow their business with Acquia. Speakers include Tom Erickson, Acquia’s CEO; Chris Brookins, senior vice president of engineering; Joe Wykes, vice president of global channels; and David Aponovich, senior director of digital experience.

Acquia is participating in more than 20 sessions throughout DrupalCon Amsterdam on topics ranging from site building and performance, automated testing, the future of PHP components, multilingual sites in Drupal 8, and more. Jess Iandiorio, vice president of product marketing at Acquia, will join the digital team from BBC Good Food to review how they are using Drupal to engage an audience around the UK’s most popular recipe website. A full listing of Acquia-led sessions and panels is posted to www.acquia.com/events.

The conference will be held at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. Acquia is a diamond sponsor of DrupalCon Amsterdam and will exhibit at booth No. 2. Attendees can speak with a member of the Acquia team and learn about the company’s solutions for building great digital experiences.

For more information on Acquia, visit www.acquia.com.

About DrupalCon Amsterdam
DrupalCon is the official conference of the Drupal community, designed to attract an international audience since Drupal became an open source project in 2001. It's produced by the Drupal Association and a fabulous group of volunteers from across the globe.

About Acquia
Acquia is the digital business company. Pinterest, Mercedes-Benz, Warner Music Group, and Stanford University are among the more than 4,000 organizations that are transforming their businesses with Acquia’s open platform for integrated digital experiences. 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.

For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +1 781 238 8600.

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