michaelemeyers's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
VP, Large Scale Drupal
Acquia
IRC: 
michaelemeyers

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
The Clarity Digital Group, Examiner.com, NowPublic.com, 01101101 Inc., Register.com, TechGrok, Afternic.com, Blue Dingo, eXtraActive, Stir Associates, iNSCAPE, The Judson Rosebush Company, Mast Learning Systems
Industries Worked In: 
Internet, Advertising, Video Games, Web Development, Media, Entertainment, Mobile, Film, Television, CD-ROM, Computer Graphics, Animation, News

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

Michael E. Meyers is an Emmy-nominated technologist and entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience managing and leading local and globally distributed teams. His most recent startup, RHO Ventures-backed NowPublic.com, pioneered citizen journalism, user-generated content, and crowdsourcing. As CTO of The Clarity Digital Group, which acquired NowPublic in 2009, Michael led Examiner.com’s migration to open source technology, launching the first Drupal-based top-100 Internet property. Previously as a founding member of domain name marketplace Afternic.com, Michael led development efforts from the company’s launch through its acquisition and integration into Register.com in 2000. During his tenure at Register.com, a top 100 site, Michael led web development across all business units and subsidiaries for the second-largest domain name registrar in the world. A passionate open source advocate, Michael currently serves as an advisor to the Drupal Association board, several early-stage startups, and is a regular speaker at industry events.

History

Member for
12 years 9 months
Drupal Contributions: 

I am currently the Vice President of Large Scale Drupal at Acquia. I started NowPublic.com in 2004, the first venture backed Drupal based startup company and a top 500 website, which I sold to Examiner.com in 2009. With an amazing team of leading Drupal experts, I re-built Examiner.com from the ground up launching one of the first Drupal 7 sites (6 months before the official D7 release) and the first top 100 Drupal website on the Internet (a quantified top 70 site). NowPublic and Examiner have made significant contributions to Drupal 4.5, 5, 6, and 7 ranging from contributed modules to major core changes. I have been an Advisor to the Board of the Drupal Association since 2008 and served as the Global Chair of the E-Commerce, and Business and Strategy Sessions for DrupalCon Denver.

Areas of Expertise: 
executive
CTO
architect
Product Development
Project Management
drupal association
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2005
Drupal conference colocated with the Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit (Vancouver, Canada)
Drupal conference 2006 (Brussels, Belgium)
OSCMS 2007, Sunnyvale
DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon Szeged, Hungary 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
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