Speaker: Mike de Boer


Mike started developing websites when he was at the age of 16. Before that, he was just kid; dreaming off to distant wastelands, or planets even, to live big adventures that weren't there yet in the real world. Then he started doing serious PHP development for multinationals and created zOOm Media Gallery, a nice gallery component for a CMS, now called Joomla. Meanwhile, he started studying for bachelor of Arts at the Erasmus university Rotterdam (dropped it after a year) and working in Amsterdam for eBuddy. He created their Ajax chat client and its underlying Javascript framework for Rich Internet Applications. Now he works as Lead Developer for Ajax.org, also located in Amsterdam - The Netherlands, to develop on the awesome Cloud9; development-as-a-service (DaaS).