Founder and Project Lead
Dries Buytaert is passionate about technology innovation, social media and photography. He is Founder and Project Lead of Drupal, a pioneer in the open source Web publishing and collaboration platform space, and serves as President of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering 2% of all websites on the Internet. It is built, used and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. While the Drupal community generates the most sophisticated software for free, profitability is generated through its commercial arm, the venture-backed Acquia, which provides products, services and technical support for Drupal users. Buytaert Co-Founded Acquia in 2007, which was ranked by Inc. magazine in 2012 as the first among software companies, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Buytaert holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp.