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Preston So

Development Manager, Acquia Labs
Acquia, Inc.

Preston So has been a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, and a Drupal developer since 2007. As Development Manager of Acquia Labs at Acquia, Preston leads new open-source and research initiatives. Previously, he managed the Entertainment Weekly website, led its development team at Time Inc., co-founded the Southern Colorado Drupal User Group (est. 2008), and operated an award-winning web and print design studio. Preston has presented at conferences on four continents and in multiple languages about diverse topics such as decoupled Drupal, responsive design, front-end development, and user experience. Most recently, Preston presented the keynotes at DrupalCamp Connecticut 2016 and, in Portuguese, at DrupalCamp Campinas 2016 in Brazil.

"Working at Acquia allows me to contribute back to an open source community I love deeply," he said.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:41
Acquia Labs’ conversational collaboration with GeorgiaGov Interactive makes life easier for all Georgians Sometimes, the information originating from our local government — whether we need it simply to be better-engaged citizens, to move to a new More...
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:48
Decoupled Drupal has long been an approach touted by some in the front-end contingent of the Drupal community to achieve goals such as a better user experience, a more modern front-end developer experience, and clearer separation of concerns. Though More...
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:28
Recently, Acquia CTO and Drupal project lead Dries Buytaert touted Drupal as the optimal solution for “ambitious digital experiences.” But what constitutes an ambitious digital experience these days? Many of the digital experiences we encounter on a More...
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:10
Special thanks to Kyle Browning for contributions to this blog post. As Drupal is increasingly widely used as a back end for application ecosystems, developers of wildly diverse backgrounds are now retrieving and manipulating data from Drupal in More...
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:56
Progressive decoupling, a concept outlined last year in Dries Buytaert’s first post about decoupled Drupal, is a compelling approach to building Drupal's front end where content editors, site assemblers, and front-end developers maintain contiguous More...