Dries Buytaert

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Dries Buytaert

Name: Dries Buytaert

Born: November 19, 1978, in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium

Computer-related contributions

  • 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.

Significant publications

  • 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."