Ingo Schmitt, was born in 1974, studied Electrical Engineering at the 'Universität Gesamthochschule Duisburg', Germany, learned Pascal, C++, discovered the Web with Netscape 1.0, and started working for Marketing Factory Consulting GmbH, Düsseldorf in 1996. Working with PHP, he developed web-based applications, releasing his first extranet online shop in 1998. As the CTO of Marketing Factory Consulting GmbH, he started working with TYPO3 in 2002, including developing his own extensions. Ingo Schmitt is the founder and main developer of TYPO3 Commerce, TYPO3 Certified Engineer, and 'IHK Prüfer für Fachinformatiker'.
Marketing Factory Consulting GmbH is one of the top TYPO3 Agencies in Germany, developing Web and Portal applications for clients such as Henkel, Ista, Metabo, Wrigley, and Westfalia. Marketing Factory also runs its own websites, such as heimwerker.de (the biggest DIY site in German language), ratgeber.de, and online shops like blumenbutler.de.
Simon Browning is the founder of SeeThrough Web (www.seethroughweb.com), a Toronto, Canada-based web design and hosting company that serves a wide range of clients throughout the small to medium-sized business community, and also provides development services to design and marketing agencies.
With 15 years of information technology experience, including managing the Canadian Information Systems group of a large multi-national, Simon is of the attitude "get it done right, get it done on-time, and keep it simple". This attitude was a guiding factor in the selection of TYPO3 as SeeThrough Web's preferred and recommended content management system. Since 2005, SeeThrough Web has used TYPO3 in over 100 client projects, ranging from small corporate websites to high traffic online portals.