Jon VlachoyiannisManiac Scientist, Inventor and software architect
As all maniac scientists do, Jon experiments with new technologies every single day and creates stuff that normal people find impossible. He fell in love with Erlang three years ago, trying to create a service that connects web applications to Second Life. Now, he uses Python (his all-time darling) with Erlang to build his latest prediction model software and spicies it up with frameworks (mostly Rails and web2py).
Jon has been programming from the age of eight, has worked for companies, leaders in their respective fields, ranging from photorealism algorithms to digital signage to geocoding applications to facebook applications and has designed and organized projects for multinational companies like P&G; deep in his heart though, he is an opensource geek and inventor. He won the "New Scientist" award for his next generation virtual machine (gNVM) at the 1rst eRA conference, gained 3rd place in a national web innovation contest held in Greece with his non-profit KarmaEffect.org and has many other opensource projects running in parallel like smallbasic.sf.net.
These days he spends most of his time planning the creation of his second company, consisting only of crazy scientists - Emotionull.com.
Jim MyhrbergGeek, web-developer, designer, innovator
Jim Myhrberg is Swedish born, and lived on a small island in the middle of nowhere in Greece from the age of ten.
He got addicted to PHP and web-development in general when he was 16, and spent almost every waking hour of the day on the computer for the next 7 years. Amongst other things he's building a Ruby on Rails-like framework for PHP5 and planning a port/rebuild of said framework for Python.
He's currently studying Erlang and related technologies, both in relation to web and large scale computing systems.
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