The Future of Digital Experiences Spotlighted at DrupalCon Los Angeles [May 11, 2015]

Drupal Creator, Acquia Co-Founder & CTO Dries Buytaert to Discuss Drupal 8, Big Reverse of the Web

LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2015 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced that Dries Buytaert, Drupal creator and Acquia co-founder and CTO, will keynote DrupalCon Los Angeles on May 12. DrupalCon brings together thousands of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform.

“Drupal 8 is one of the most important new releases in the history of web content management, thanks to the contributions of the Drupal community. Together we’re addressing the transformative shift toward contextually relevant digital experiences pushed across websites, mobile devices, and things,” Buytaert said. “The upcoming release of Drupal 8 gives us an occasion to reflect on how Drupal and its community has made the world a better place, and how it is uniquely positioned for the future.”

In addition to Buytaert’s keynote, Acquia experts are participating in more than 10 sessions, many of which will spotlight Drupal 8. These sessions will feature topics including:

To validate their Drupal skills and knowledge, attendees are invited to register for an Acquia Certification exam during DrupalCon LA. As a DrupalCon-exclusive offer, free retakes will be offered onsite. Exams include Acquia Certified Developer, Back-end Specialist, Front-end Specialist, and Drupal Site Builder.

On May 11, Acquia will host a Partner Summit that will provide attendees with the chance to connect with local Drupal shops and global digital advertising agencies, gain insight into the Acquia roadmap, and network with key Acquia executives including Joe Wykes, Vice President of Global Channels, Tom Wentworth, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chris Stone, Senior Vice President of Products.

In addition to the sessions, Acquia will be sponsoring industry meetups to spotlight how industry leaders are using Drupal to deliver contextual and engaging digital experiences. These informal networking events are open to all attendees, and provide the opportunity to network with some of the biggest Drupal users in media, entertainment and publishing, higher education, NGOs, public sector, financial services, and life sciences.

The conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 11-14. Acquia is a diamond sponsor of DrupalCon LA and will exhibit at booth No. 301. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Acquia booth for mini-sessions that provide Drupal best practices and strategies. There will also be live demos, giveaways, and a raffle.

About DrupalCon Los Angeles
DrupalCon is a global conference, bringing together those who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform. The DrupalCon LA program will feature many curated sessions and panels from some of the most influential people and brightest minds within the Drupal community and beyond, as well as countless opportunities for networking, code sprints, informal conversations, and more. Visit https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015 for more information.

About Acquia
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.

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