17 Oct 2015

Hello Guys,

Today, I am talking about a person who has uid =1 on drupal.org website, the person who is creator of Drupal and known as father of Drupal, the person who is behind one out of each 35 websites. Yes, I am talking about "Dries Buytaert". 

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 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. In 2012, Ernst & Young gave Buytaert the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for New England.

In 2000, when he was studying at the University of Antwerp for his undergraduate degree in computer science, he developed a small internal website to be used by the eight students who shared an ADSL connection in their dorms via a wireless connection--which was pretty rare at the time.

After they graduated, the group decided to move the site online so they could keep in touch. The domain name "drop.org" was available, and Dries chose to use it because the word "drop" in Dutch means "village".

For the first few years, Drupal was mostly a place to experiment with web development technologies like moderation and syndication. A community quickly began to build around it, and Drupal was born.

Sources - http://buytaert.net/ , https://www.linkedin.com/in/buytaerthttps://www.drupal.org/u/drieshttp://www.northstudio.com/blog/meet-father-drupal-dries-buytaert