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Carl and Richard talk to Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza, the CEO and CTO (respectively) of Xamarin. Xamarin is the company that Nat and Miguel set up to house the Mono Project and the rest of the Mono related products including MonoTouch and Mono for Android after Attachmate acquired Novell. The conversation starts out on mobile development and moves to tablets. Click the link below for a 20% discount on Xamarin tools!

An entrepreneur and developer, Nat is passionate about building products that delight customers, with love and attention to detail. Nat has two degrees from MIT and has been writing software for 27 years. In 1999, he co-founded Ximian with Miguel. Nat was a co-founder and chairman of the GNOME foundation. At Novell Nat ran engineering for a $110M product and served as CTO of the Linux business. Nat is an avid traveler who visited 20 countries in 2010, an active angel investor, and a private pilot.

Miguel has directed the Mono project since its creation in 2001 and oversaw the launches of Mono's desktop, server and mobile offerings at Novell. Before Mono he started writing free software in 1992 and co-founded the GNOME project in 1997. In 1999 Miguel co-founded Ximian with Nat. He also worked on the Midnight Commander file manager, Gnumeric, and the Linux kernel. He serves as an advisor at Stack Exchange. He has received the Free Software Foundation 1999 Free Software Award, the MIT Technology Review Innovator of the Year Award in 1999, and was named one of Time Magazine's 100 innovators for the new century in September 2000.

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Running Time 57 minutes      Date Tuesday, August 30, 2011     Comments Comments

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