Nikolche started programming at age 11, and he has been writing software for 28 years now. By age 18, he received several awards and medals at national competitions in computer science. While developing dozens of apps, software libraries and dev tools, he acquired deep understanding of all aspects of software development, setting out on a mission to radically simplify the way it is done.
Nikolche has developed some very challenging personal projects: Rapidoid (high-performance web server), RDXPL (dynamic programming language), OhmDB (transactional graph database). He holds a MSc degree in Business Information Technologies.
Prof. Zwaenepoel is a well-established global leader in experimental computer science research. He has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, and his research has lead to the creation of 2 startups, iMimic and BugBuster, both acquired by Cisco. Since 2010, he was a key advisor to Nutanix (currently with multi-billion valuation).
Prof. Zwaenepoel received his PhD degree from Stanford University in 1984. Then he spent almost two decades as Professor at Rice University, USA. In 2002 he joined EPFL, Switzerland, as Dean of the School of Computer and Communications Sciences for nine years. In 2018 he joined the University of Sydney as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
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