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What do we do?
We are currently focused on services related to the open source Orchard content management framework. We create web applications with it and provide advisory related to it as well as we teach others how to deal with it. Orchard runs on Microsoft's web infrastructure and is actively developed by a community - including us.
Why do we do what we do? The Lombiq manifesto.
We believe in open source. Lombiq strives to be open and transparent; we embrace the idea of open source, open knowledge, free thinking, cooperation and honest contribution towards common goals.
We solve problems. Our aim is not just to develop software and technological solutions, because these are only tools; but to efficiently deliver creative and effective answers that solve real-life issues.
We love technology. Passion drives us forward to constantly enhance our skills and explore new areas of knowledge. This is how we can remain innovative.
We give back. Being selfish hurts everyone; we support our communities and give back to our environment.
Who are we?
Lombiq Technologies Ltd. was founded by Zoltán Lehóczky and Benedek Farkas from Hungary in 2013. Our aim is to create software that stands and provide IT services that are valuable.
Zoltán and Benedek first met on the university where they learned Computer Science. Besides learning together on the uni they also took part on programming competitions - lastly winning the 24-hour programming contest of Óbuda University in 2012 with their third friend Tamás Szecskó. In the fall of 2011 we founded Orchard Hungary, the Hungarian Orchard community.
The name Lombiq comes from the Hungarian word "lombik" by the way: it means lab flask. We thought it's an adequate metaphor for what we do: distilling (IT) solutions.
The Lombiq Team
We're constantly seeking like-minded individuals to join our expanding team of developers and non-developers - this is how the Lombiq Team looked like in the March of 2015. You can read our short biographies below (in the chronolocical order of joining the team). (Not everybody is full-time, it varies for each person how much they work with Lombiq.)
Loving technology ever since Zoltán learned Computer Science and Engineering at Óbuda University in Budapest, Hungary. Web application development is his key skill, having been involved with PHP then ASP.NET MVC for years. He embraces open source and lives it through Orchard: he's also one of the core developers of Orchard itself, having done numerous contributions and having opened more than 300 tickets in the Orchard issue tracker.
Zoltán also released dozens of open source Orchard modules which you can see under his Codeplex profile (he goes by the name Piedone on Codeplex). He had the privilege to present on the first Orchard conference about Orchard SEO and on the second one about localization.
His interest in artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and machine learning lead him to the development of the Associativy graph platform: an Orchard graph platform that you can use to build graphs of content for discovering associations between them. The Orchard Dojo Graph runs on Associativy too.
Before co-founding Lombiq Zoltán worked as an Orchard consultant at Onestop Internet, being part of the team developing the company's Orchard-based e-commerce platform.
For Zoltán's whole professional profile please see his LinkedIn profile.
Besides doing management tasks Zoltán mostly works on our own sites, services and research projects.
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#.
Albert is a freelance software developer and web enthusiast. Coding isn’t only his profession but one of his hobbies as well; he wakes up with ’The Web’ and falls asleep with it. He's a task-oriented person as he's able to complete all issues on time.
Albert deals mostly with Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET MVC, Azure and MSSQL. He learned coding basics at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, then at Óbuda University. He spent his internship at LogMeIn. Nowadays his main contractor is Lombiq, where he has forged his Orchard skills for 3 years, led projects and mentored newcomers.
Gábor showed interest in IT since elementary school where he first met computers. He started to learn 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 highschool he attended various IT courses and competitions, where 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 creating Windows 8 modern applications. He has references at Windows Store and also created Windows Phone 8 based applications as well.
He started to write his thesis in 2013, 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.
Csanád’s interest in technology started very early in his life. At the age of 5, his family had a modern computer (Commodore Amiga 500 Plus) and his uncle taught him the basics of operating systems and applications. At elementary school’s fifth year he learnt BASIC programming, and the basics of programming. After that for a few years he only used computers for playing games and to do casual things on it. Before he signed up at Óbuda University he was learning comparative religious studies and philosophy at Dharma Gate Buddhist University. After two years of studying he felt he can learn philosophy on his own and left the school for learning his another favorite thing: computer science. When he started at Óbuda University in 2011 his desire for programming arise. He learnt a lot about object-oriented programming, other paradigms and some programming languages like C# and Java. At school he choose Information Security as a specialization where he deepens his knowledge about computer networks, about their vulnerabilities and how to defend against attack attempts.
Csanád met Orchard for the first time when György Balássy had an online course around 2011 about the basics of Orchard and WebMatrix.
At the university Csanád met with Benedek and Zoltán (the founders of Lombiq) and he was told that Orchard is a very cool and interesting stuff to work with.
His first IT job was an internship at Nokia Solutions and Networks for six months. He get acquainted with a multinational firm’s way of work and he learnt a little bit of Perl there. In the meantime he heard from Albert the opportunity that Lombiq is searching for new members, where he can learn new and interesting technologies. He was really excited and liked the concept of it.
After the six months passed at Nokia he quit and joined to the Lombiq team.
During his free time he likes reading, watching movies, meditating, practicing several spiritual techniques and running.
Ever since his early years János showed interest in technology. He first met with programming in high school where he get to know HTML and Pascal. During his years at university he learned about other programming languages like C# with .NET, and he has even given others private tutorials on C.
At his first workplace he was a software tester. He learned about Lombiq from Albert Hajdu. After watching the Dojo Course tutorial videos, and making his first demo module he got interested in working with Orchard. After an interview with Zoltán and Benedek, he gladly accepted the opportunity to join the team.
During his free time, he does powerlifting and practices cooking and baking as a relaxing hobby.
András is experienced in Xilinx FPGA devices and development tools. In the past he worked on various software and hardware projects, including web and desktop applications as well as embedded systems. His current area of interest is high performance computing and digital signal processing. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering, and an EC-Council CEH certification. At Lombiq he contributes to the Hastlayer high-level synthesis tool. In his free time, he works on his open source projects related to Software Defined Radio.
Krisztián came across with programming in primary school, where he learnt Pascal. In high school he was taught the basics of HTML and Java, which led him to the decision to study computer science later on.
After two years, he signed up to BGE to study Business Information Technology. During these years his intrest in IT intensified when he started to learn about object-oriented programming through languages like C# and Java. His specialization at the university was Finance IT, which gave him a lot of insight about different IT areas as well as processes used in banks and financial institutions.
Krisztián heard about Orchard from his friends, so he watched the online Dojo Course videos, which caught his interest. After an interview with Zoltán and Benedek, he accepted with pleasure the opportunity to join the team.
During his free time he likes playing board games, watching movies and kettlebelling.
Owing more decades of experience in various fields and levels of economy István might serve Lombiq as a day-to-day contributor to solving tensions among people and generations. He had made it as 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 less times than you think.
He graduated as 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 sales-engineer of Hungarian construction companies and representative of one of them in Germany. The nineties brought important changes also to Istvan’s carrier: he had become a banker in Austrian and German banks’ branches in Budapest, later managing director of Israeli real-estate development and a Russian-Hungarian trading companies.
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, likes swimming and skiing.