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Dries Buytaert will give his bi-annual State of Drupal talk in the beginning of DrupalCon DC, where he'll discuss where Drupal is and where it is going. In particular, he'll discuss Drupal 7, usability, the redesign, and other developments to Drupal.

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 nonprofit 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, Dries 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 Business Week as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.


Hats off to Dries for taking Drupal to where it is now. After doing my research on a host of CMSes, I think Drupal is the most extensible CMS platform out there. Dont' let us down!

Philippine Web Design and Yellow Fingers Philippine Business Directory will soon be using Drupal!

Video for Dries's keynote is available at this URL:

(This is the human-readable form of the link previously posted by Bonnie,
just in case the link compression service might become unavailable
at some future date.)

For those who prefer to scan a text outline, my notes from this keynote are at
comments welcome.

Dries in hi def - I would have been happy with just the audio ...