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Drupal and Dries make the MIT Technology Review 35

Both Drupal and Dries Buytaert have received many honors recently. As an MIT alum (6-3 '92), however, I'm particularly pleased to see both of them in the TR35: Technology Review's annual list of leading young innovators. Since I'm already 38, this is probably the closest I'll ever come to making that particular list. :-)

The TR35 appears in the current issue of Technology Review magazine (my copy arrived today) as well as online. The easiest way to see the video is at Acquia's web site.

Also staring in the video is the Most Awesome Cat in the Universe and yours truly (who is used to getting second billing to the cat).

An Avalanche of Amazing Occurrences

This has been an almost absurdly busy news week for Drupal and Acquia. It’s like riding on a freight train, strapped to the front of the engine, traveling at 100 mph (*). Just to sum up:

Acquia’s CTO and my highly esteemed co-worker Dries Buytaert was named one of the Top Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30 by BusinessWeek magazine. Way to go, Dries!

  • Drupal is a Webware 100 Award Winner. Way to go, Drupal community! If you will be in San Francisco this week, join us at the Webware Party at Web 2.0 in San Francisco, Thu Apr 24 16:30 – 18:00 (PDT), Web 2.0 Expo official Booth Crawl. The event is free; register online with the promo code: “websf08wbw”.

  • Following the Drupal Paris Testing Sprint, Drupal now has a testing framework in core. This is an incredibly important milestone for the Drupal community and one that I hope will have far-reaching positive implications for Drupal’s future stability and capability.

  • I will be presenting Drupal at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco Launch Pad event on Thursday, April 24, 2008. You can attend this event for free as well; follow the link for details.

Life here at Acquia is definitely picking up speed.

(*) If I lived in Europe, I would have said 200 mph.