Kieran Lal

Technical director, enterprise sales
Acquia, Inc.

Kieran is the Technical Director of Enterprise Sales at Boston-based Acquia. In this role, he provides technical leadership to the Acquia sales team and works closely with Acquia's customers. He has been a leader in the Drupal community since 2004, when he earned his nickname, Amazon, by following a dream that he was biking through the Amazon river basin. That spirit of adventure continues in his multiple roles within the Drupal community today. He has been involved with and has pioneered many projects including the drupal.org redesign, Drupalcon Boston & San Francisco, the coordination of the Drupal security team, and many more.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 18:06
As promised, here is the recorded webinar on SEO for the Drupal.org redesign. A couple of weeks ago we prepared to do a live webinar and take questions from the community about Drupal.org SEO. Unfortunately, I was not familiar with all the features More...
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 09:45
For the last year the Drupal.org redesign has progressed quietly and steadily. Almost 200 people have participated in the redesign by commenting, discussing, reviewing, testing, designing, theming, or writing code to get it done. We have had 6 re- More...
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 17:34
I received word this morning that the Drupal Association has been awarded a booth in the .org pavilion. The Bay Area has a strong Drupal community and we anticipate have a good cross section of support from the local community to help staff the More...
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 16:28
Last Thursday I was fortunate enough to participate in the living in the free world panel at the Gilbane Content Solution conference. The panel was hosted by Joseph Bachana, the president of DPCI, and Acquia platinum partner. The panel included More...
Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 15:06
Last year I met Sameer Verma, a professor of Information Systems at San Francisco State University. I was immediately intrigued by his class which involves giving business students the job of building an online business using Drupal. The students More...
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:03
Approximately a year ago I helped layout out a vision for how we could add test driven development to the Drupal core development process. Here's an update on the automated testing process. Jimmy Berry and I gave a talk at Drupalcon DC. More...
Posted on Monday, October 6, 2008 - 11:23
It's been a couple of weeks since Web 2.0 New York. The event was a success and early reports indicated it exceeded expectations for the event organizers. For Acquia it was a successful event. We met over 214 people who were running Drupal sites More...
Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 16:39
On Sunday the Drupalcon organizers arranged for a code sprint at the excellent József Attila Study and Information Centre. What a difference great infrastructure makes to the productivity of a day of sprinting. The work area was the open birds of More...
Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 00:01
The first 13:45 is Szeged conference logistics, so you will want to forward to get to the beginning of the keynote. If you are interested in participating in the re-design please join the redesign group. More...
Posted on Friday, April 4, 2008 - 12:54
Summary: 20 000 patches submitted by 1200 contributors for Drupal 7 will require: * testing tools development with patch testing automation * 1200 core contributors to be trained on how to write and maintain core tests The tantalizing goal The More...
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 16:56
In my new role as the Drupal community adventure guide I am taking a look at where Drupal is growing. One part of the Drupal community that is really hot is http://groups.drupal.org. Moshe Weitzman and the team of administrators at groups.drupal. More...