On January 15, 2001, University of Antwerp student Dries Buytaert released the first version of Drupal to the open source community.  Dries had originally developed Drupal as a news site and message board that University of Antwerp students could use for discussion and content sharing.  Drupal has grown into the most popular open source Content Management System on the market, with sites ranging from the White House to Fast Company to Warner Brothers Records built on the platform. 

I started hearing about Drupal fairly early on, and began experimenting with it in around 2005.  In 2006 we fully committed to Drupal, and it is now the  primary platform for all of our web development projects.  Embracing Drupal is one of the best decisions we ever made.  It is a great platform with a phenomenal support community.  It is simply the best open source Content Management System out there. 

So as Drupal turns eleven this Monday, we wanted to thank Dries Buytaert for his stewardship of the platform and commemorate the occasion by showcasing some of our Drupal sites.

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About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.