Preston So has been a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, and a Drupal developer since 2007. As Director of Research and Innovation at Acquia, Preston leads Acquia Labs, the innovation lab featured in international press such as VentureBeat and ZDNet, and new open-source and research initiatives.
Previously, Preston managed the Entertainment Weekly website and led its development team at Time Inc. He also contributed to the Spark initiative in the Drupal project, co-founded the Southern Colorado Drupal User Group (est. 2008), and operated an award-winning freelance web and print design studio. While at university, Preston directed the most recent redesign of The Harvard Crimson's online edition, producing the first student-designed responsive college newspaper website in the Ivy League.
Preston has presented keynotes at conferences on three continents in multiple languages and speaks around the world about diverse topics such as decoupled Drupal, responsive design, front-end development, user experience, and open-source innovation.
Recent Blog posts
Perhaps the most critical piece of any decoupled CMS architecture is the API layer which exposes data in the back end for consumption by other applications.
With its flurry of sessions, events, concerts, and exhibitors, it's a wonder anyone gets any sleep at SXSW, the giant gathering of minds, auteurs, and performers in the capital of Texas.
Every time I leave the Windy City, I feel something pulling me back. This time, it wasn't the gusts that whip around the skyscrapers towering over Lake Shore Drive.
Perhaps the most fascinating single fact of the Cambrian explosion is that life on Earth diversified from largely unicellular organism
At no point in the history of digital content has there ever been such a dizzying proliferation of devices in our lives, and experiences we encounter and consume.
Reservoir is an experimental Drupal distribution that is an exceptional starting point for any decoupled Drupal implementation. It is also designed to on-board developers of all backgrounds: a decoupled Drupal distribution and optimal back end for every developer.