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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 mardi, le 24 janvier 2017, 11h17 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 16 janvier 2017, 13h30 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: Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 6 janvier 2017, 03h24 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 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 16 decembre 2016, 09h39 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 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 9 decembre 2016, 10h10 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, Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 10 novembre 2016, 10h08 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 Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 8 novembre 2016, 04h23 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 Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 19 octobre 2016, 10h59 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 17 octobre 2016, 19h16 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 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 7 octobre 2016, 08h33 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 3 octobre 2016, 10h46 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 Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 28 septembre 2016, 04h46 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 Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 6 septembre 2016, 11h39 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 Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 23 août 2016, 03h10 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 Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 21 juillet 2016, 12h50 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 Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 29 juin 2016, 05h34 EDT
What feelings does the name Drupal evoke? Perceptions vary from person to person; where one may describe it in positive terms as "powerful" and "flexible", another may describe it negatively as "complex". People describe Drupal differently not Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 21 juin 2016, 13h29 EDT
I sent an internal note to all of Acquia's 700+ employees today and decided to cross-post it to my blog because it contains a valuable lesson for any startup. One of my personal challenges — both as an Open Source evangelist/leader and entrepreneur Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 14 juin 2016, 01h39 EDT
In my latest SXSW talk, I showed a graphic of each of the major technology giants to demonstrate how much of our user data each company owned. I said they won't stop until they know everything about us. Microsoft just bought LinkedIn, so Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 2 juin 2016, 16h00 EDT
The battle for the marketing cloud just got way more interesting. This week, Salesforce announced its acquisition of Demandware for $2.8B in cash. It will enable Salesforce to offer a "Commerce Cloud" alongside its sales and marketing solutions Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 16 mai 2016, 10h55 EDT
Last year around this time, I wrote that The Big Reverse of Web would force a major re-architecture of the web to bring the right information, to the right person, at the right time, in the right context. I believe that conversational interfaces Plus...

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