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Dries Buytaert

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 Drupal, open source, startups, business, and the future at buytaert.net.

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Posted on Freitag, 17. März 2017, 13:00 Uhr EDT
The YMCA is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Today, the YMCA serves more than 58 million people in 130 countries around the world. The YMCA is a Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 8. März 2017, 07:54 Uhr EST
One of the key reasons that Drupal has been successful is because we always made big, forward-looking changes. As a result, Drupal is one of very few CMSes that has stayed relevant for 15+ years. The downside is that with every major release of Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 14. Februar 2017, 14:40 Uhr EST
Yesterday, after publishing a blog post about Nasdaq's Drupal 8 distribution for investor relations websites, I realized I don't talk enough about "Drupal distributions" on my blog. The ability for anyone to take Drupal and build their own Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 13. Februar 2017, 15:29 Uhr EST
Nasdaq CIO and vice president Brad Peterson at the Acquia Engage conference showing the Drupal logo on Nasdaq's MarketSite billboard at Times Square NYC Last October, I shared the news that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Acquia and Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2017, 04:55 Uhr EST
Some of the largest brands in the world are emerging as leading sponsors and contributors of Drupal. Pfizer, for example, has been using Drupal to improve its internal content workflow processes. Not only is Pfizer a major user of Drupal, they Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017, 11:17 Uhr EST
Today Acquia was named a leader in the The Forrester Wave: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017. This report is especially exciting because for the first time ever Acquia was recognized as the leader for strategy and vision, ahead of every other Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 16. Januar 2017, 13:30 Uhr EST
As my loyal blog readers know, at the beginning of every year I publish a retrospective to look back and take stock of how far Acquia has come over the past 12 months. If you'd like to read my previous annual retrospectives, they can be found here: Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 6. Januar 2017, 03:24 Uhr EST
Nine months ago I wrote about the importance of improving Drupal's content workflow capabilities and how we set out to include a common base layer of workflow-related functionality in Drupal 8 core. That base layer would act as the foundation on Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 16. December 2016, 09:39 Uhr EST
Some of my readers may have noticed that I recently upgraded this blog from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. You might be wondering why it took me so long, and the truth is that while I love working on my site, it's hard to justify spending much time on it. I Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 9. December 2016, 10:10 Uhr EST
Among the most important initiatives for Drupal 8's future is the "API-first initiative", whose goal is to improve Drupal's web services capabilities for building decoupled applications. In my previous blog posts, I evaluated the current state of, Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 10. November 2016, 10:08 Uhr EST
Last week Acquia announced a partnership with Magento. I wanted to use this opportunity to explain why I am excited about this. I also want to take a step back and share what I see is a big opportunity for both Drupal, Acquia and commerce Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 8. November 2016, 04:23 Uhr EST
Today, when you install Drupal 8.2, the out-of-the-box media handling is very basic. For example, you can upload and insert images in posts using a WYSIWYG editor, but there is no way to reuse files across posts, there is no built-in media manager Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2016, 10:59 Uhr EDT
I wanted to share the exciting news that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Acquia and Drupal 8 as the basis for its next generation Investor Relations Website Platform. About 3,000 of the largest companies in the world use Nasdaq's Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 17. Oktober 2016, 19:16 Uhr EDT
Last week, we launched a new version of Acquia Lift, our personalization tool. Acquia Lift learns about your visitors' interests, preferences and context and uses that information to personalize and contextualize their experience. After more than a Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 7. Oktober 2016, 08:33 Uhr EDT
DrupalCon Dublin marked my 28th DrupalCon and #Driesnote presentation. You can watch a recording of my keynote (starting at 23:55) or download a copy of my slides here (185.4 MB). The first half of the presentation I provided a technical update Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 3. Oktober 2016, 10:46 Uhr EDT
When I was on vacation in Italy this summer, I had no internet, which gave me a lot of time to think. Some of that time was spent reflecting on why I do what I do. I have been working on Drupal for over 15 years and on Acquia for almost 10 Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 28. September 2016, 04:46 Uhr EDT
In the past, after every major release of Drupal, most innovation would shift to two areas: (1) contributed modules for the current release, and (2) core development work on the next major release of Drupal. This innovation model was the direct Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 6. September 2016, 11:39 Uhr EDT
There exist millions of Open Source projects today, but many of them aren't sustainable. Scaling Open Source projects in a sustainable manner is difficult. A prime example is OpenSSL, which plays a critical role in securing the internet. Despite Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 23. August 2016, 03:10 Uhr EDT
Over the weekend, Drupal 8.2 beta was released. One of the reasons why I'm so excited about this release is that it ships with "more outside-in". In an "outside-in experience", you can click anything on the page, edit its configuration in place Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2016, 12:50 Uhr EDT
Yesterday the City of Boston launched its new website, Boston.gov, on Drupal. Not only is Boston a city well-known around the world, it has also become my home over the past 9 years. That makes it extra exciting to see the city of Boston use Mehr...

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