Miguel de Icaza

Miguel co-founded and is CTO of Xamarin where he his helping turn over half a million C# developers into Android and iOS developers virtually overnight. Prior to Xamarin, Miguel has directed the Mono project since its creation in 2001 and oversaw the launches of Mono's desktop, server and mobile offerings at Novell from 2003-2011. Before Mono, he co-founded the GNOME project in 1997. In 1999 Miguel co-founded Ximian and worked on Gnumeric, and the Linux kernel. He has received the Free Software Foundation 1999 Free Software Award, the MIT Technology Review Innovator of the Year Award in 1999, and was named one of Time Magazine's 100 innovators for the new century in September 2000.