Dries Buytaert

Founder and Project Lead, Drupal Co-founder, Board Chair & CTO, Acquia, Acquia

Licentiate in Computer Science (MSc), University of Antwerp; PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, Ghent University. Founder and Project Lead, Drupal, a pioneer in the open source web publishing and collaboration platform space. President, 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. 2007, co-founded Acquia, 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. Interests: technology innovation, social media and photography.

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