Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal
open source web publishing and collaboration platform. 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-backed software company that
offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of
, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more
importantly, helps you stop website spam. A native of Belgium, Buytaert
holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University
and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp.
In 2008, Buytaert was elected Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by
BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.