Pieter Hintjens started his first business making video games 30 years ago and has been building software products since then. Believing that, "the real physics of software is the physics of people", he focuses on building communities through "Social Architecture", writing, and building his businesses. He is the lead maintainer of ZeroMQ, and CEO of iMatix Corporation. Pieter speaks English, French, Dutch, and pieces of a dozen other languages. He plays with a West African drum group in Brussels, is a certified pistol instructor in Texas, and is currently learning Korean. He lives with his lovely family in Brussels, Belgium but travels extensively for work.