Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is the founder of Drupal and project lead. He founded Drupal in 2000. He is the President, co-founder, and chairman of the Drupal Association. One of the oldest members of Drupal Association, he along with Dries Knapen, and Steven Wittens started Drupal Association under the name DrupalVZW in September of 2006. 

Dries is the co-founder  CTO of Acquia. He also co-founded Mollom.

From Belgium( Antwerp), Dries moved to Boston in the United States in 2010. He is an avid Open Source and Open Web enthusiast and holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University.

The main force behind Drupal, Dries is firmly and surely navigating Drupal to be a leading player in the digital transformation happening globally.



Acquia empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to create digital customer experiences that matter. With open source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) enables marketers, developers and IT operations teams at thousands of global organizations to rapidly compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions and help businesses stand out.  Acquia combines the flexibility of Drupal with the world's only open marketing cloud for an unrivaled enterprise digital experience platform (DXP). Initially started as a clou...

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