Keynote Speakers

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Dries Buytaert, Drupal Founder

Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for Drupal, a powerful open source platform for building websites and digital experiences. Dries is also Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of Acquia, the open source digital experience company.

Honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. Dries also has been recognized as CTO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and a Young Innovator by MIT Technology Review.

He blogs frequently on Drupal, open source, business, and the future of the web at

Drupal Initiative Leads Keynote
Amber Matz, Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me

Amber manages the content production pipeline and creates training content for Drupalize.Me. She also assists with issue queue initiatives such as bounty, bug smash, needs review, and the DA partner program for the Drupal project.

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Cristina Chumillas, Senior Front-end Developer at Lullabot

UX Engineer. Senior Front-end Developer at Lullabot, Drupal core provisional front-end framework manager and UX and Claro co-maintainer. Involved in Barcelona's local community organizing Drupal and other tech-related events.

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Fran Garcia-Linares, Senior Drupal Developer at Drupal Association

Fran helps with maintaining and upgrading community websites for the Drupal Association. He migrates Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 10 and contributes to the Gitlab acceleration initiative within the Drupal community.

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Janez Urevc, Strategic Growth and Innovation Manager at Tag1 Consulting

As part of his role he is a product manger for Gander, the performance testing framework for Drupal. Janez is a prominent contributor to Drupal core and its contributed modules.

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Jürgen Haas, Co-Founder and Drupal Specialist at LakeDrops

Jürgen focuses developing tools, procedures, and their implementation. He is also a Drupal enthusiast and automation expert. With a passion for security and privacy, he follows the ECA (Event - Condition - Action) framework closely.

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Mateu Aguiló Bosch, Lead Engineer at Lullabot

Mateu is the author of Single Directory Components, and former API-First Initiative coordinator for the Drupal project. Mateu's passion is the intersection between the front-end and the back-end, either with decoupled front-ends or with Drupal rendered components.

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Ted Bowman, Principal Software Engineer and Core Contributor

As part of Ted's job at Acquia's Drupal Acceleration Team he is currently helping to implement automatic updates for Drupal. I previously worked on the Settings Tray, Layout Builder and Rest modules. He has been involved in Drupal for over 10 years as a site builder, module developer and trainer.