We believe in open-source. We embrace the idea of open-source, open knowledge, free-thinking, cooperation, and honest contribution towards common goals.
We solve problems. We don’t just develop software and technological solutions — these are only tools — we aim to efficiently deliver creative and practical answers to real-life issues.
We love technology. Passion drives us forward to enhance our skills and explore new areas of knowledge constantly. This is how we can remain innovative.
Co-founder and managing director
Loving technology ever since Zoltán studied Computer Science and Engineering at Óbuda University in Budapest, Hungary. Web development is his key skill, having been involved with PHP and then ASP.NET (Core) MVC for years. He embraces open-source and lives it through Orchard, being one of the core contributors of Orchard itself.
Before co-founding Lombiq Zoltán worked as a freelancer and Orchard consultant. For his whole CV see his LinkedIn profile.
Besides doing management tasks Zoltán mostly works on our own sites, services, and research projects.
Co-founder and managing director
Benedek shows interest in IT since the year of 6, when he joined an after-school computer class during the first year of elementary school. His interest got more serious (and then became a passion) during secondary school and he decided to join two paid courses related to web-development and programming.
After that he started studying Computer Science and met new friends, Zoltán among them. Forming a good team, they participated in several programming contests with success and later they founded the Orchard Hungary Community and started to work with Orchard and in its community.
Benedek considers the first Orchard conference (Orchard Harvest 2012 in Los Angeles) one of the great events of his life, where he got the chance to be one of the presenters (see the video). But most importantly, the founding of Lombiq is a big opportunity and motivation for him.
When not fiddling around with Orchard (for which he also is a core developer of), he likes to go cycling, reading fantasy books, watching movies and reading interesting articles about science and IT.
Along with working on daily management tasks, Benedek manages and takes part in the development of Orchard projects for our customers.
Programming appeared as a hobby for Márk at the age of 12. He had already devoted his time for coding since secondary school, where he attended various IT courses and competitions. He had his first taste of .NET development at Óbuda University in Budapest. He got his first jobs in the field of industrial automation during his third semester.
Since then, he has taken part in several .NET based projects in WPF and WinForms. He also gained a considerable amount of experience with the development of business applications using DevExpress XAF. Eventually he met Zoltán, who got him into developing Orchard CMS. He saw great potential in it, which led him to become a proud member of the Lombiq team.
During his free time, Márk likes participating in floorball trainings in the dormitory of his university.
Márk is a rather server-side guy who mostly works on our Orchard projects writing clean C#.
Software engineer, Dean of Lombiq University
Gábor showed interest in IT since elementary school, where he started learning the Turbo Pascal language at the age of 12 when he decided to be a software engineer. He installed his first CMS-based website at the age of 15, which was an earlier Joomla version. In high school, he started to learn the Visual Basic programming language. Just for fun, he decided to make a Hungarian dub for the famous Doom 3 and Doom 3 Resurrection of Evil PC games.
In 2009, he became a Computer Science and Engineering student at Óbuda University in Budapest, where he learned about C#.
He met Orchard for the first time at an online course by György Balássy where he learned the basics of Webmatrix and Orchard.
He had a summer internship at Microsoft Magyarország Kft. in 2012, where he learned to create Windows 8 applications. He created Windows Phone 8 based applications and has references at Windows Store as well.
He wrote his thesis in 2014, where he learned the basics of Microsoft Azure and multiplatform environment development.
In the summer of 2014, he got an e-mail from Zoltán about an opportunity in the recently founded Lombiq. He really liked the concept and accepted the opportunity to join the team.
When Milán was younger, he was absolutely fascinated by computers & games and later he came to learn more about hardware and how computers work. This confirmed his belief that he found his profession.
He finished High School in a special class for students who are interested in computer programming where he had chances to learn Pascal programming language and web development. In 2009, he became an Information Technology Engineering student at Óbuda University in Budapest.
At the university, he learnt about the C# language, OOP and got experience in different areas of information technology like ethical hacking and mobile application development. At his first workplace he worked in the field of finance using SQL for business logic and WinForms with C#.
His specialization at the university was image processing and robotics. He learned a lot about the controlling of robots and various image processing algorithms. During his free time, he goes to the gym or running in the beautiful city of Budapest.
Owing more decades of experience in various fields and levels of economy István had made it a rule that in any of the industries the best results originate from permanently facing the facts, tasks, and quick reactions to appearing failures. Critics are not enemies, and you are attacked much fewer times than you think.
He graduated as a Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering at the Technical University and Engineer/Economist in Foreign Trade at the University of Economics in Budapest. He was later active as a sales engineer for Hungarian construction companies and a representative of one of them in Germany. The nineties brought important changes also to Istvan’s carrier: he became a banker in Austrian and German banks’ branches in Budapest, later managing director of Israeli real-estate development and a Russian-Hungarian trading company.
All these responsibilities have added to his professional knowledge that is held at Lombiq’s disposal now.
Privately Istvan likes reading novels not only in Hungarian but also in German and English, is interested in history and politics, and likes swimming and skiing.
At the university, she specialized in embedded and mobile systems but also took up a variety of topics including the Orchard course taught by Zoltán and Benedek.
In her free time Sára likes to watch movies, walk or bicycle while listening to audiobooks, paint miniatures for wargaming, and all manner of tinkering (like making video game mods, hardware mods, Arduino and 3D printing projects).
Programming – a mere idea at first, growing into a keen interest, quickly becoming a passion. A natural chain of events among software developers, and it was no different in Gábor's case too.
Computers have always been vital in Gábor's life. A zealous gamer since the age of 6, his enthusiasm for video games evolved into regular participation in competitive gaming events.
Gaming remained Gábor's primary interest for the years to come until he drew inspiration from fellow Lombiq developer Márk Bartha and decided to try his hand at programming.
A love at the first line, he first greeted the world in Python, taking the initial steps on the path. This was also when he ended his brief professional gaming career, deciding to focus on advancing his software development skills.
After a few months of learning from online resources, Gábor started looking for junior software developer positions. This endeavour led him to Lombiq, where he was given a chance to learn about Orchard and start gaining work experience.
In his free time, Gábor maintains his love of video games, enjoys listening to metal and synth music, and likes watching fantasy/sci-fi movies/shows. He is also an avid cyclist and gym-goer.
Krisztián always knew he would work in the IT sector, with a lifelong interest in computers. He attended an IT-related middle school, learning computer basics, electronic circuits, and web development. In his last middle school year, he interned at a computer shop in Mallorca, Spain, serving clients island-wide.
At Óbuda University, Krisztián studied Information Technology Engineering, focusing on IoT, embedded systems, and robotics. Within the university, he developed skills in C#, Java, SQL, and Kotlin. His BSc thesis on Convolutional Neural Network Based Traffic Sign Object Detection earned second place at a university conference.
In addition to his studies, Krisztián organized esports tournaments with ESL, enjoying movies, games, and playing the acoustic guitar in his free time. As an experienced software engineer, he successfully delivered projects in Orchard Core and .NET development, mentoring junior developers. Krisztián excels in backend development and is comfortable with frontend work. Continually seeking new challenges, his passion for technology drives him to stay current with industry trends, and he actively seeks opportunities to expand his knowledge and skill set.
Ádám has been interested in the world of IT ever since he got his first computer when he was young. From that moment, playing video games became one of his favorite free-time activities. While playing video games he quickly became curious about how things work behind the scenes, which lead to the decision later in high school, where he decided to finally resolve the mysteries and apply to University.
While video games and web development are his main interests he stays open-minded and tirelessly studies all kinds of technologies related to the world of IT.
In his free time, Ádám enjoys listening to music, mainly in the rock and metal genres. He likes playing the guitar, spending time with friends, and watching movies.
Szabolcs was interested in playing computer games from a young age. Thus began his love of IT. He tried things related to computers, like video cutting and editing images in Photoshop, but these remained a hobby for him.
His interest in programming began in high school. He chose a class specialized in science subjects in 2015. He also chose IT as an elective in 2017. The first programming language he ever used was (of course) C#. He fell in love with it right away and was blown away by the possibilities that programming and being a programmer can provide. In 2019 he got his advanced-level secondary school leaving certificate in IT. That was the sign that programming as a job was suitable for him. So he went to Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. He got his bachelor's degree in 2021. With his degree work, he got some insight into game development since it was a tower defense game.
In his free time, he watches movies, plays video games, and likes to do some cardio.
Bálint was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary.
Since a young age, he has always liked to spend his time using the computer. He had a pretty wide gamut of interests already during high school. For example, although he was taking Advanced Level High School Certificate in History, after a lot of hesitation he decided that he would like to study computer science at the university, and he never regretted it.
During the university, sometimes he was assigned some development tasks, mainly web development which he liked a lot and since that he likes web development. He would like to be a rockstar when he grows up, but his related knowledge is very poor yet.
He tried some sports, mostly he likes ball games. Longest he was playing handball, where he was champion as well with his team (NB2 junior). He likes listening to music, chilling with his friends, going to concerts. In his free time, he also likes playing on the computer. His toothbrush is white and blue.
Viktória lived her whole life in the countryside, so university and work brought her new challenges in Budapest. Since the beginning of high school, she has always tried to direct increased attention to language learning. She continued to do so during all her university studies, including studies abroad, so it was equally important to her at work. She knew from high school that she wanted to get a job in economics, but she was always in trouble choosing a specialization. As a business developer, she is allowed not to have to focus on one direction, but on a variety of tasks, her work is diverse and varied.
Before joining Lombiq, she worked as an IT Research trainee, so various IT terms did not cause her problems. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management.
As a Business Developer, she primarily performs Marketing, HR, Organizational and Communication tasks.
She enjoys spending her free time traveling, gathering friends, and reading, among other things, she is very concerned about the environment and healthy eating.
Roland was always interested in computers, games, and mathematics. When he was young, he spent most of his time playing video games, and during that period he developed valuable knowledge about computers.
After leaving middle school he spent several years teaching mathematics to students from primary school up to the university level. Despite his interests, he wrote his first-ever line of code in 2018 when he entered Óbuda University and started learning C#.
Roland is a passionate angler, and he spends most of his free time at lakes trying to catch bigger and bigger fish, sometimes spending days at the shore. Every fish he catches earns its freedom back after a quick photo is taken.
Being an animal lover, he owns 10 guinea pigs a dog, and 4 mice.
Zoltán has been interested in playing computer games since an early age, and this brought him to the world of IT. In primary school, he got a chance to participate in a competition using the Imagine Logo programming language, in which he gained insight into the ground basics of programming, and he immediately knew this had to be a part of his future.
He chose IT as an elective in high school and he continued his studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, where he took a course in server-side web programming and thus began his love for web development. In this course, he learned to use PHP and the Laravel framework, which has inspired him to use these in his thesis and implement a webshop.
He finished his studies and got a bachelor's degree in computer science. In his free time, he likes to work out, play video games with his friends, and tinker with his friend's car.
Khouloud lived her whole life in Tunisia, a touristic country in North Africa. She's been always eager to travel, learn new experiences and visit new places, so she took part in Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program and came to Debrecen, Hungary to study Business Informatics.
Her passion for the business and technology field started after high school. She started searching and learning some of all, programming, economics, finance, data analytics. She worked as an intern in a bank development team but wanted a job with more varied tasks. That's why she found herself more passionate about the work and tasks as a business developer. She mainly performs marketing, sales, and communication tasks that require IT knowledge.
Khouloud used to be a karate practitioner, she used to play violin too back in her country. She spends most of her free time traveling, hanging out with friends, and painting. She's been doing part-time volunteering projects with many organizations like Red Cross and AIESEC, which keeps her always concerned about social problems and human rights. You can reach out to Khouloud on LinkedIn.
Balázs' commitment to expanding his IT knowledge remained unwavering. During an internship, he had the opportunity to work more extensively with React, enhancing his understanding and application of this powerful technology. Beyond web development, he diversified his expertise by exploring the exciting worlds of Arduino and 3D printing, demonstrating his eagerness to explore various facets of the IT landscape.
Balázs' journey reflects his continuous curiosity, dedication, and adaptability in the ever-evolving world of information technology.
József embarked on an exciting journey in the world of technology after writing his first BASIC program on a Commodore 64 in the early 90s. He started as a C/C++ and Java developer in his first role, and his adaptability and eagerness to take on new challenges led him to transition to C#, showcasing his versatility in various programming languages.
He is driven by a desire for engaging in projects that keep him motivated. He believes that programming languages and technology are tools to accomplish his goals and is not afraid to explore new ones if they offer technical advantages. With a practical mindset and a strong commitment to delivering excellence, he thrives in the ever-changing technology landscape, constantly seeking opportunities to contribute and grow.
Programming became Zoltán's passion at a very young age. He explored every single bit of his first PC, the almost 1 Mhz C64 supercomputer, and he wrote small demos in assembly language even before the computer technology secondary school. He still remembers some C64 machine code (not just ASM mnemonics!) to this day.
He graduated as a computer programmer in the last millennium, then after a short break (2.5 decades of IT work), since the fall of 2022, he is attending the engineer-informatics program at Óbudai University, and successfully completed the first two semesters.
Although he is attracted to lower-level languages (ASM, Pascal, C++), he mainly deals with C# these days.
Space simulation games and strategic games are on the list of his hobbies, and working out also took up a lot of his free time when he still had any, but nowadays, his main focus is on learning.
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Zsolt, a passionate and intellectually curious individual, embarked on a journey into the world of video games from a young age, fostering a deep-rooted passion that extended to the realm of IT.
Fueled by his competitive nature, he not only indulges in competitive video games during his leisure time but also excels at them.
Zsolt is very grounded and values his social network, actively nurturing relationships with loved ones. Philosophy shapes his logical thinking, emphasizing thorough examination of diverse perspectives.
Guided by the quote "All I know is that I know nothing" Zsolt humbly embraces the vastness of knowledge in the ever-evolving IT realm.