Dries Buytaert
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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 Mollom, a web service that helps identify content quality and 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.

Buytaert has been recognized for his work in BusinessWeek's "Young Entrepreneurs of Tech" list of Top 30-and-Under Innovators for 2008, Technology Review's "35 Young Innovator 2008" whose inventions and research they find most exciting, and MindTouch's 2009 Open Source "Top 5 Most Influential People."


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