CREATOR OF DRUPAL, DRIES BUYTAERT TO VISIT INDIA
By admin - Thu Nov 10, 5:04 pm
New Delhi, October 31: Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal & Co-Founder/CTO of Acquia, will be arriving in Delhi on Tuesday, 8th November ’11 to share his insights on commercial aspects and future plans of the company and the Drupal ecosystem.
Buytaert serves as President of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Acquia, a venture-fund backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps identify content quality and, more importantly, helps stop website spam.
“It is my first visit to the country and I look forward to meeting with the growing Drupal community inIndia. I feel that Drupal’s success there is crucial to its worldwide adoption.” said Mr. Buytaert
Drupal is a free, open-source web development platform for online content and user communities. Drupal powers some of the busiest sites on the web, and can be adapted to virtually any visual design. Drupal runs about 2% of the web – over a million sites – including WhiteHouse.gov, World Economic Forum,StanfordUniversity, and Examiner.com.
Acquia is a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support to help organizations create great web experiences using the open source Drupal social publishing system. it has a list of very prestigious customers across the globe. Acquia was founded in 2007 by Dries Buytaert, the original creator and project lead of the Drupal project, and Jay Batson, previously founder and CEO of Pingtel.