Glider bvba was founded by Geert Uytterhoeven, to build upon the (embedded) Linux (Kernel) expertise he gained while pursuing his passion for Linux, computers, and programming.
Previously he worked as a Software Engineer/Architect at Sony (1999–2013), and as a Researcher at K.U.Leuven, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1994–1999).
Geert became involved with Linux more than 2 decades ago, when he started hacking the Linux kernel to make it work better on his Amiga. This paved the way for a long string of contributions to Linux.
Geert became fascinated by computers when he found out about their existence. His fascination can be attributed to two factors:
Programming embedded devices is a logical continuation from the first factor: it's about making the thing (appliance, service, …) do what you want, without the user thinking much about it.
Hackers like to hack. They enjoy tinkering with computers, learning how things work, and finding clever solutions to complicated problems.
In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker.
But when I'm talking to journalists I just say programmer or something like that.
— Linus Torvalds