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Stefan Richter, Founder and CTO of freiheit.com

/photos/speakers/stefan_richter.gif Stefan is the founder and CTO of freiheit.com technologies gmbh, a very successful german software company. Since 1999 he and his now 70 programmers are developing large internet applications - mostly in Java - for the Who-is-Who internet companies in europe. He studied computer science and systems analysis because he fell in love with computer programming in 1983. His favorite programming languages are Common Lisp, Clojure ( a modern lisp on the JVM) and JavaScript.

Stefan thinks, that the time has come for functional programming. His company deployed several large-scale applications written in Common Lisp and Clojure in the last couple of years and he wants to share his experiences with the GOTO community.

Besides being a programmer he loves books, photography and CrossFit (http://www.crossfit.com). As a board member of pre-seed investor HackFwd (http://www.hackfwd.com) he tries to help startups to become successful. As an activist he supports the Free Software movement and the Free Software Foundation Europe  (http://www.fsfe.org) and the fight against software-patents in europe. You can follow him on Twitter if you like (http://www.twitter.com/smartrevolution).