Erik Meijer (born April 18, 1963) is a Dutch computer scientist who was a software architect for Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework from 2000 to early 2013. Erik has also worked within Microsoft Research. He was previously a professor at Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D from Nijmegen University in 1992.
On Christmas 2014 Erik Meijer was diagnosed with Chronic myelogenous leukemia and suffered a close to death experience for which he was hospitalized.
In October 2015 Erik Meijer joined Facebook.
He teaches a course on the MOOC provider Coursera, called Principles of Reactive Programming, and a course on edX called Introduction to Functional Programming.
- ↑ http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Behind+The+Code/Erik-Meijer-Rebel-with-a-Cause-Democratizing-the-Machine/