GitKraken, the world’s leader in creating premier Git tools for software developers, will host the 2nd annual GitKon tech conference 11-13 October 2022. This free, virtual event will bring together developers, technical teams, managers, executives, and thought leaders united by a passion for software development, team collaboration, and Git. 

The event will offer 36 sessions across three days of content with speakers from companies like GitHub, GitLab, Microsoft and VS Code, Atlassian, Amazon, and more. Each day, 12 tech experts will have 15 minutes to present their thoughts on topics ranging from DevOps, distributed collaboration, security, developer skills, emerging trends, and more. 

Registration for GitKon is completely free on

Founder to Share Drupal Story at GitKon Keynote

One of the most anticipated sessions of this year’s event is the keynote presentation on Tuesday, 11 October. Drupal Founder and Acquia CTO/Co-Founder, Dries Buytaert will present: From the Dorm Room to The White House – How Drupal Grew and Became the Standard for Open Source Web Experiences.

In this talk, Dries will tell the Drupal story, including how the team was able to achieve success ultimately by embracing open source. 

Bringing people together under a shared passion is at the heart of what Drupal does,” says Dries. “GitKon is a great venue for sharing our story, and I’m excited to pass along lessons learned to show more teams that they can also achieve corporate success by supporting open source. 

Founded in 2001, Drupal is a free and open source web content management system that has scaled to become a standard tool in the industry. While Dries initially created Drupal as a simple message board that could be easily edited and managed by his college community, the tool quickly gained popularity with developers and currently powers millions of websites worldwide. 

GitKraken CEO, Matt Johnston is a former colleague of Dries, joining his team after Acquia acquired Mautic, an open source marketing automation leader for which Johnston served as the CEO before joining GitKraken. 

I’ve known Dries for a decade and had the pleasure of working directly with him on Acquia’s Marketing Cloud solutions,” says Matt. “His ability to balance the needs of Drupal and Acquia–while simultaneously scaling both–is a rare feat. Dries’ talk will be an awesome opportunity for GitKon attendees to hear about open source innovation.

Mission to Create a Collaborative Future 

The theme of GitKon 2022 is Creating a Collaborative Future, a mission at the heart of what Drupal does and stands for, with collaboration through the open source community leading Drupal’s success and now Acquia’s mission.

To hear Dries and other tech experts from around the world, register now for free at

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