Drupal And WordPress Founders Share The Same Stage

Here is something you don’t get to see all the time. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg and Drupal founder Dries Buytaert shared the same stage at an event called Schipulcon. While catering to the web marketing crowd, the event also has a short but concise mission statement:

To grow community champions that make the world a better place through extraordinary thinking, smart technology and cross-industry creativity.

Schipulcon took place in Houston, Texas which is the hometown of Matt Mullenweg. While some expected the two founders to duke it out, according to some in the audience, it looked more like a bromance.

Dries Buytaert And Matt Mullenweg
Dries Buytaert and Matt Mullenweg at SchipulCon 2011 by Ed Schipul

Video for this session if not currently available but the folks who ran the event have said that the video will be published soon. However, there were a couple of notable quotes that were shared over twitter. Here is just a sampling.

WordPress founder @photomatt says the next gen for Wordpess is more social and mobile. #schipulcon – via

Cool! Some of the best tech & creative opportunities developed in #Houston like wordpress by @photomatt #schipulcon – via

Though biased, I’m enjoying the contrast & comparison of @Drupal @WordPress It’s friendly now, how long will that last? #schipulcon – via

Our architecture is our greatest advantage over WordPress – @dries #schipulcon – via

“If WordPress wins; Drupal wins. Because it means open source wins.” -@Dries #schipulcon – via

WordPress @photomatt’s Drupal developer profile is #5665, created 8 yrs ago. Profile lists “simplicity” as an interest. #schipulcon – via

I for one am seriously looking forward to watching the video of this session once it’s released.

Additional photos of Matt Mullenweg and Dries Buytaert can be found within this photoset.

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