Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Dries Buytaert
Born: November 19, 1978, in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
- Open-source software programmer.
- Known as founder and lead developer of the Drupal CMS (Content Management System).
- Co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal.
- Maintainer of the Linux-WLAN FAQ (1999-2000).
- Launched Mollom (2008), a service to stop website spam.
- Drupal Watchdog Magazine, Getting Into Drupal (Issue 1) (2013).
- Pro Drupal Development (2007).
Honors and awards
- Chosen as "Young Entrepreneurs of Tech" by BusinessWeek (2008).
- Named as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review TR35 (2008).
"Initially people added a blog to their main website. I think the future is much more integrated, where social is part of everything you do, every website."