Pieter Hintjens started his first business making video games 30 years ago and has been building software products since then. Taking as his principle, "the real physics of software is the physics of people", he focuses now on building communities through "Social Architecture", writing, and helping others use ZeroMQ profitably. For two years he was president of the FFII, a large NGO fighting software patents. He was CEO of Wikidot, founder of the European Patent Conference, and founder of the Digital Standards Organization. Pieter speaks English, French, Dutch, and bits and pieces of a dozen other languages. He plays with a West African drum group in Brussels and is becoming a licensed NRA pistol instructor in Texas. Pieter lives with his beautiful wife and three lovely children in Brussels, Belgium and travels extensively.