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Saturday, March 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hacker & the Hustler: Coding a Great Company

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It all starts with the hacker. You’ve got the coding chops, passion, great hair, instinct, and an idea that’ll set the world on fire.
Pounding code from day to night, you bring your idea to reality and demonstrate its game-changing potential. But it takes more than code to scale a business.
Enter the hustler.
To build financial models and budgets. To court the angel investors and bring in the funding. To sell and market. You know, all the stuff the hacker is too busy coding to worry about.
Dries Buytaert, The Hacker, started a movement when he created the open source web content management system Drupal in his college dorm room 12 years ago. Today the Drupal community numbers a million, making it the most active open source project in the world.
Tom Erickson, The Hustler, helped take Acquia from startup to the fastest growing private software company in the U.S.
Together they’ll share insight into what it takes to go from great code to great company.

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Dries Buytaert

Founder & Project Lead, Drupal/ CTO & Co-Founder, AcquiaAcquia IncDries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing platform, used by 2% of the world's websites. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization... Read More →
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Tom Erickson

CEOAcquia IncTom is a founding director of Acquia, working with co-founders Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson to develop the company’s open source commercialization model and recruit the early team members. Tom joined Acquia as CEO in 2009, following the sale of Tele Atlas to TomTom... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB 500 E 4th St

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