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Blogbuytaert.net
BirthplaceBelgium
Birthdate1978

Degrees

Ghent University, PhD 2008
Computer Science, Engineering

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Co-founder and CTO
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Dries Burtaert / Acquia

Dries Buytaert

Dries is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. He serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. Dries is co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also working on Mollom, a service that helps you identify content quality and that stops 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.

Recent Milestones

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    Dries Buytaert — BusinessWeek included Dries on their list of top 30-and-under innovators for 2008. (1/1/08)
    Posted 10/16/08 at 9:39pm via businessweek.com
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    Dries Buytaert — MIT's Technology Review included Dries on their list of young innovators whose inventions and research they find most exciting. (1/1/08)
    Posted 10/16/08 at 9:40pm via technologyreview.com
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    Dries Buytaert added a position as Co-founder and CTO at Acquia.
    Posted 12/23/07 at 6:36am
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    Dries Buytaert added a position as Co-founder at Mollom.
    Posted 10/1/08 at 6:06pm

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    Special report: Young Entrepreneurs of Tech (businessweek.com) [edit]
    MIT TR 35 Young Innovator 2008 (technologyreview.com) [edit]
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