Preston So has been a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, and a Drupal developer since 2007. As Development Manager of Acquia Labs, the innovation lab featured in international press such as VentureBeat and ZDNet, Preston leads new open-source and research initiatives at Acquia.
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. In addition, 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.