My name is Zef Hemel. I’m Dutch, yet I live in Poznan, Poland.

I went to school for a while (B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Groningen, M.Sc. from Trinity College DublinPh.D from Delft University of Technology), then I worked for Cloud9 IDE and architected their language analysis infrastructure, and later became VP of Engineering. After that I worked at LogicBlox as a developer advocate and product manager. Later I dedicated myself for 6 months to work on Zed, my code editor project. Today, I work at STX Next as VP Engineering, responsible for projects with around 80-90 engineers total.

I’ve spoken on a number of conferences. A selection:

I’m a tool builder, whether it’s IDEscode editorslibraries or otherwise — making people more productive using my tools is what drives me.

If you would like, you can follow me on twitter, or connect on LinkedIn.