Speakers

Bertrand Le Roy Understands Black holes and Orchard!

Bertrand started his professional developer career in 1982 when he published his first video game. He then spent a few years studying math and physics, got a Ph.D. and then went back to software development. He released in 2002 what was probably the first CMS to run on ASP.NET. A year later, he was hired by Microsoft's ASP.NET team and moved to the US. He has worked on ASP.NET versions 2.0 to 4.0, ASP.NET Ajax, jQuery, and represented Microsoft in the OpenAjax Alliance's steering committee. He’s one of the original founders of the Orchard project. He co-founded Nwazet in 2011, where he spent a few years building hardware products for makers. He is now back at Microsoft as a Program Manager on the .NET team. In his spare time, he's a gamer, a pretty good skier, a very mediocre golfer and he wonders who really reads bios.

Sebastien Ros Lead Orchard Project Developer - Benevolent Dictator

Sebastien was born in famous French Bordeaux town, where he started programming at age of 11. In 2001 he co-founded a Microsoft .NET specialized company named Evaluant, at which point he joined Microsoft Corp. in 2010 to work on Orchard. He has worked on different open source .NET projects like an ORM, a Javascript interpreter and a Document storage library. Today he is the most stand'of'fish and condescending Orchard developer, and sadly also the lead developer.

Nicholas Mayne An American with a British accent

Nick started programming as a kid on a BBC Basic computer from the age of 6 and grew up on DOS when his dad brought home a 286. He then went to university some years later to study Software Engineering, and in 2005 he started his professional career. His open source interest actually started when he came across a code dump on Codeplex in December 2009 from a little known project called Orchard. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, playing football and watching way too many movies.