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 Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 12:48
At Web 2.0 I ran into Christine Herron. Christine is a ballet dancer and venture capitalist. We got to talking about ballet and an upcoming show at her favorite ballet company, Lines Ballet. She recommended that I attend what she termed "Ballet for More...
Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:14
On Thursday, Jeff, Bryan, Barry and I had a follow up meeting with Oliver Young, who recently released Forrester's Global Enterprise Web 2.0 market forecast. Oliver's been pretty busy explaining that his forecast methodology focused on just seven More...
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 02:03
I am at Web2Open and participating in the rapid fire question and answer session. Clay Shirky, Web 2.0 keynote speaker, and author of "Here comes everybody" is at my table. Clay's ideas are like poetry which leaves me struggling to even think of a More...
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 14:03
On August 9th, 2007 the Drupal association was invited to participate in a study to size the global enterprise Web 2.0 market. We were invited since Drupal was associated with this technology market. Forrester wanted to get our insights and More...
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 13:15
For fans of one of the greatest action classics of all time, Die Hard, you'll remember East coast cop John McClane's sarcastic description of his invitation to come out to the west coast after he gets trapped in a building full of thieves. This More...
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 14:55
Here's how the MySQL expo went by the numbers: * 145 Drupal rocks mini business cards were handed out. Actual size image on the right. * I talked directly with approximately 115 people. 69 of those people were either aware of Drupal, considering, More...
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 22:25
Andy and Selena did a great presentation this weekend at LUGRadio. Andy's posted the video on her site. http://www.thesethingsmattertome.com/2008/04/video-drupal-vs-wordpress-p... More...
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 15:17
I am at the MySQL conference and expo in Santa Clara, CA this week. I am representing Drupal at the dot org pavilion. There was no expo on Monday, so I spent my day arranging a Drupal Birds of a Feather for Wednesday, at 7:30PM and working with Sooz More...
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 17:34
This past weekend Neil Drumm and I manned the Drupal booth at LUGRadio live. There were a lot of Drupal fans in attendance, and I think Drupal got a lot of interest from groups like engineers without borders and the independent games developers 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...
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 13:08
Today is my first day back from vacation in Maui, Hawaii. It turns out that my vacation was good preparation for this conference. For the last week, I've been waking up early in the morning to sea kayak into the ocean and swim with 50 ton blue More...
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 17:11
The last three months working on Drupalcon Boston 2008 have been an incredible experience for me. I've been able to give back to an amazing community that has giving so much to me professionally and personally. It's been an honor and a privilege to More...
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 04:34
I'd like to let everyone know that I have joined Acquia as a product manager. It's a position that naturally aligns with my interests and skills and all my activity in the Drupal community over the past few years. As a product manager, I'll be More...

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