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.

Martin Woodward Executive Director

Martin Woodward is the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation where he helps foster open development and collaboration around .NET. He is also a Principal Program Manager on the .NET team in Microsoft. Before joining the .NET Foundation, Martin worked on the team that introduced Git into Visual Studio and was responsible for ensuring that Mac and Linux developers could be successful collaborating with Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server.