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Here Come the DrupalCon London Keynote Speakers

May 26th, 2011

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We are proud to announce DrupalCon London's keynote speakers: Tom Standage, The Web Standardistas and, of course, Dries Buytaert.

Dries Buytaert

driesDries Buytaert, Drupal Project Lead and President of the Drupal Association, will kick-off the conference with his State of Drupal keynote presentation on Tuesday, 23rd August.

Dries Buytaert will discuss where Drupal is and where it is going. In particular, he’ll discuss the future of Drupal 8 and give an update on the core initiatives that were set-up since the last DrupalCon.

Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source Web publishing platform or “the reason there is a DrupalCon in the first place”. In addition, he is also the co-founder and CTO of Acquia, a company that offers hosting, technical support, and services for the Drupal platform, and the co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps identify content quality and stop website spam.

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Tom Standage

tom standageTom Standage, the digital editor at The Economist, will hold a keynote on Wednesday, 24th August.

Known for his historical analogies in science, technology and business writing, Tom's presentation will examine the pre-history of social media over the past two millennia and place the construction and use of today’s publishing tools in their full historical context.

Besides being a digital editor, Tom Standage is the author of five history books, writes the video-game column for Intelligence Life, The Economist’s lifestyle magazine and is a regular commentator on BBC radio. He holds a degree in engineering and computer science.

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The Web Standardistas

standardistasChristopher Murphy and Nicklas Persson will present a keynote presentation on Thursday, 25th August.

The tweed-clad duo will address the role design has to play, and how "fundamental and timeless design principles" are profoundly important throughout the evolution of a project like Drupal.

Christopher and Nicklas teach interactive design at the University of Ulster at Belfast, where they have been active in promoting a web standards-based curriculum. As practicing designers and digital artists, their work has been featured in a variety of design books and magazines.

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Early Bird Deadline Coming Up

Take advantage of the Early Bird ticket price at £255 (+VAT), which ends on 31st May, 11h59pm, GMT+1 (midnight in London, UK). This price includes a ticket to the DrupalCon Party, which you won't want to miss! Conference passes without the party ticket are only £230 (+VAT).

Stay up-to-date with the latest information about DrupalCon London by going to http://london2011.drupal.org/ or following us on Twitter @drupalcon.