Erik Meijer

Erik Meijer received his Ph.D. from Nijmegen University in 1992. He was an associate professor at Utrecht University. He then became a software architect for Microsoft where he headed the Cloud Programmability Team from 2000 to 2013. He then founded Applied Duality Inc. In 2011 Erik Meijer was appointed part-time professor of Cloud Programming within the Software Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology. He is also member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board. In October 2015 Erik Meijer joined Facebook.

Meijer’s research has included the areas of functional programming, particularly Haske compiler implementation, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces. His work at Microsoft included C#, Visual Basic, LINQ, Volta, and the reactive programming framework (Reactive Extensions) for .NET. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Microsoft Outstanding Technical Leadership Award and in 2007 the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award as a member of the C# team.

Dave Lang

Dave Lang is the founder of Iron Galaxy Studios, a pioneering developer in the field of outsource engineering that specializes in helping other studios ship their games on time and at high quality. Currently Iron Galaxy works on premier titles for a variety of partners such as Diablo 3 for Blizzard, Fallout 76 for Bethesda and other unannounced titles. Dave is an accomplished software engineer, who was Studio Technical Director at Midway Games’ Flagship studio in Chicago before founding IG – so he could work forever with his best friends.