Michael Cooper

Director of Services Oriented Architecture
Acquia, Inc.

Michael got his start running an ISP in the late 90s and from there moved into hardware and network architecture. After growing weary of installing servers in cold datacenters, he moved into software and worked at a number of startup and medium-sized software firms. He has created products ranging from online auto-malls to CRMs and lead-management systems. He moved into software consulting in 2007, and though he had dabbled in Drupal earlier, it was then that he fell in love with its ability to help him deliver exactly what his customers needed on an accelerated time frame. When he isn't coding, he's spending time with his two year old daughter and wife, or writing science fiction novels.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 15:45
Over the course of 2013, the UX, Product and Development teams here at Acquia have been hard at work to make our systems and interfaces do more, work better and load faster. The year started with the code behind the UI at insight.acquia.com being More...
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 23:04
Back in the days of yore there was FTP, and it was OK (don’t fool yourself, it was never ‘good’). And we used FTP to upload files to our servers and we messed things up and we overwrote good code with bad and well... we made a mess. Then some More...
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 15:07
Part one of the All the things you need to know to be a great Drupal developer blog series Way back in the olden days (around the year 2000) how we developed for the web was a solved game. An example of a solved game is Checkers (English draughts, More...
Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 23:36
With DrupalCon right around the corner my world is barely organized chaos; but now that we're starting to see some of the things we've been assembling come together the excitement is setting in. What can I say, there's nothing better than building More...
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 15:28
Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved in setting up a number of servers with other hosting companies—none of them were tailored Drupal hosts, but they were all big, big hosting companies. Some were virtual hosts, some used cpanel or plesk, but More...
Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 23:32
After I joined Acquia in January, I was given the task of assisting in the port of the Acquia.com/Acquia Network web properties to Drupal 7. Although other people were involved in the process, including Jakub Suchy and his team, there was a lot that More...
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 - 23:14
I've recently crossed my six month mark with Acquia and have to say that it is the ride of a lifetime. I was certain when applying that this would be my dream-job and it turns out that I wasn't wrong. Acquia has been a great place to expand my More...
Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:10
The Acquia Network is getting a serious shot in the arm in the opening months of 2011, and by shot in the arm, I mean something like what turned Jekyll into Hyde—except without the ragged clothes, anger and top hat. OK, maybe we’ll take the top hat More...