Engage Awards

Spotlighting Acquia Customers and Partners Giving Back to Drupal

With the annual Acquia Engage Awards, Acquia honors its customers and partners who build the most ambitious digital experiences. These awards recognize organizations for the impact of their work across multiple categories, including excellence in digital marketing, return on investment, personalization and more. You can check out the 2018 winners here.

This year, we’re introducing a new category to the Acquia Engage Awards, which is all about the organizations that are giving back to Drupal. The Open Source Giants category will recognize the strongest contribution to the Drupal ecosystem, whether that comes through GitHub, Drupal.org, code contributions, event sponsorship, community mentorship or technical excellence. 

I’m proud that Acquia is recognizing Open Source contributions this year, since part of our company DNA has always been giving back. We’re honored to work with many organizations and agency partners that give back more and more each year to Drupal.
If you’re an Acquia customer or partner that has made an exceptional contribution to Drupal this year, please submit your nomination here. We look forward to reading them!

Dries Buytaert, chairman and chief technology officer, Acquia

Dries Buytaert

Chairman, Chief Technology Officer Acquia, Inc.

Dries Buytaert is an open source developer and technology executive. He is the original creator and project lead for Drupal, an open source platform for building websites and digital experiences. Buytaert is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed technology company. Acquia provides an open cloud platform to many large organizations, which helps them build, deliver and optimize digital experiences. A Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, he holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. He was named CTO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and a Young Innovator by MIT Technology Review. He blogs frequently on Drupalopen sourcestartupsbusiness, and the future at dri.es.