JC van Winkel has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science (the M.S. from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). From 1990 to 2010 he worked at AT Computing, a small courseware and consulting firm in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. There he taught UNIX and UNIX-related subjects, such as C++. In November 2010 he moved to Zurich to work as a software engineer in Google's Site Reliability Engineering department at Google Switzerland in Zurich. In 2014 he co-founded the Education department of SRE: SRE EDU, of which he is a core team member.