The keynotes by Dries Buytaert focus on the culture of sharing and the benefits that come from giving up control. Buytaert talks about his company Drupal, and how it helps companies by allowing people to join projects that expand through sharing.
Dries Buytaert earned his PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University, and a Licentiate Computer Science from the University of Antwerp. He is the founder of Drupal, which is an open source social publishing company, and is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia. In 2008, Dries was chosen as the MIT TR 35 Young Innovator and Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek. Currently, Dries is working with Mollom, and helps companies through Drupal.
The speeches by Dries Buytaert focus on putting the community in power, and how this can result in positive outcomes. Dries is a passionate speaker, and he believes that innovation comes from letting things get out of control.