Boris Gärtner was born in 1956 in Munich, were he got his education. He studied mathematics, computer science and bulgarian language. He works as a programmer and has more than 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of software products. He implemented both banking applications and process monitoring software. For short periods, he worked in The Nederlands, in Belarus and in Bulgarija. His task in Belarus and Bulgarija was the delivery of the software for a radiation monitoring system.
His interests are in the field of object-oriented programming. He is a fervent supporter of Smalltalk and actively participates in the maintenance of Squeak.