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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 1 mai 2012, 10h55 EDT
At DrupalCon Denver, I announced the need for a strong focus on Drupal's authoring experience in my State of Drupal presentation. During my core conversation later in the week, I announced the creation of a Drupal 7 distribution named "Spark" ( Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 20 avril 2012, 11h42 EDT
For many years now, developers around the world have celebrated and promoted the numerous benefits that open source has to offer IT and business communities. Despite the flare for technology innovation and bringing new offerings to market, the real Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 16 mars 2012, 18h13 EDT
It's that time of year again where we are gearing up for another great DrupalCon. Next week, 3000 Drupalists, including more than 70 Acquians, will be migrating out west to the Rocky Mountains for an action packed week filled with sessions, stickers Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 5 janvier 2012, 14h59 EST
It's that time of year again! In good tradition, here is my retrospective on Acquia's accomplishments for 2011. (You can also read my 2009 and 2010 retrospectives.) While 2011 was only Acquia's third full year in business (i.e. revenue-bearing year Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 15 novembre 2011, 22h07 EST
Given that there are one billion people that live in India, many of which great engineers, one can only imagine what would happen if Drupal gained serious traction in India. To that extend, I decided to make a trip to India, and spent last week in Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 7 novembre 2011, 12h51 EST
Due to Drupal's remarkable growth, the demand for Drupal talent continues to exceed the supply. Every Drupal company I talk to -- and I talk to many of them all around the world -- has a difficult time attracting enough qualified Drupal talent. Plus...
Posted on Dimanche, le 6 novembre 2011, 20h57 EST
It is that time of the year again: Movember! During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 31 octobre 2011, 21h17 EDT
Recently Sitecore, a vendor of a proprietary CMS, published a white paper called "The Siren Song of Open Source CMS". It has some good old Open Source FUD. "In Greek mythology, the Sirens were seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 12 octobre 2011, 16h53 EDT
Drupal continues to rack up successes among large developer communities, with x.commerce joining Twitter, which made the move last month. X.commerce is a new division of PayPal that serves as an open, central meeting place for over 700,000 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 9 septembre 2011, 15h42 EDT
A number of concerns have been voiced from the community about the substantial growth Acquia has achieved since its inception, the number of key contributors who are now employed by Acquia, and the subsequent influence that this allows Acquia to Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 9 septembre 2011, 15h38 EDT
As followers of this blog, you might have read that Acquia acquired two Drupal companies; security specialist Growing Venture Solutions and migration expert Cyrve. We wanted to do these acquisitions because they create a win-win-win situation; it Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 20 juillet 2011, 06h22 EDT
I'm thrilled to announce that Acquia has received $15 million in its fourth round of funding -- that is about twice as much as any of our earlier rounds (series A, series B, series C). Our previous investors affirmed their confidence by Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 19 juillet 2011, 04h14 EDT
If you're a regular visitor to the Acquia website, you were probably surprised at what you saw the last time you stopped by. Aside from our new company logo, the whole site has a very different look, navigation, and main message points from a few Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 14 juillet 2011, 16h07 EDT
It's always feast or famine. During Drupal's first few years, core contributors all knew when a new Drupal site launched, and usually also knew the people who created it. There's simply no way to keep up. Acquia runs a site crawler to find new Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 11 juillet 2011, 15h41 EDT
Starting today, Twitter's developer community lives and breathes on Drupal! Check it out at http://dev.twitter.com. This is a big deal for Drupal -- it's not every day that one of the hottest technology start-ups switches one of its sites to Drupal Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 13 juin 2011, 16h52 EDT
Anyone who runs a high-availability Drupal site knows about Varnish, the open-source HTTP reverse-proxy server. Varnish intercepts requests before they hit the web server and delivers relevant information that it finds in its cache, resulting in Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 3 mai 2011, 07h04 EDT
Last week, we flew everyone at Acquia that joined before 2011, as well as their significant others (or someone of their choice) to the Caribbean to celebrate an incredible year. I wrote about the trip in my blog post titled "Acquia goes to the Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 25 avril 2011, 13h51 EDT
There are two things that I need most; (a) a hair cut and (b) more time. A hair cut I just got last weekend so that leaves me with finding more time. I need more time because things continue to grow: Acquia now has more than 100 people and a Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 25 avril 2011, 10h22 EDT
This week many of us at Acquia will be on an epic trip to the Caribbean. Venture backed start-ups set aggressive goals. At Acquia, our goal for 2010 was to increase 2009 revenue by 250%. No small goal, no small feat. In the beginning of 2010, most Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 21 avril 2011, 07h01 EDT
Open source is the best way to build and distribute software. There are few things about which I'm more convinced. In some, but not all cases, Open Source also offers a viable business model. When it does, it's great because it allows you to do Plus...

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