The MADN Team

Sharing knowledge since 2011

MADN was founded in 2011 as WiPhug and focussed solely on Windows Phone development. As soon as Microsoft started ruling the world with their mobile stack and in the end acquiring Xamarin we have expanded our topics to .NET modern application developement. It was at this moment we decided to change the cool WiPhug-name, that nobody knew how to pronounce, into MADN. Our team consists of five people who are passionate in sharing their knowledge to the community.

Bart Lannoeye

Board member

Bart is an enthusiastic consultant at Sirus for the Microsoft technology stack, mainly focusing on Windows (UWP/WPF), Mobile (Xamarin) and custom .NET development. He’s always open for a new challenge and eager to learn.

Bart keeps a personal blog on which he describes his discoveries and findings on the problems he encounters during his daily tasks.

Pieter Nijs

Board member

Pieter is passionate about mobile and cloud development, in combination with some DevOps. As he is primarily interested in the Microsoft stack, this translates to technologies and tools like .NET, C#, Xaml, Xamarin, UWP, Azure, Visual Studio, TFS, VSTS, … He is also a big fan of Realm.

Both at work as well as in his spare time Pieter is constantly working and playing with these and other new technologies.

He likes to tell everybody about the things he does, sharing his knowledge. Hence you can find him speaking at conferences, giving trainings and blogging at

Glenn Versweyveld

Board member

Glenn Versweyveld is a passionate developer with interest in everything surrounding Microsoft and .NET in particular, currently working as a Xamarin mobile software engineer at Bank J. Van Breda & C°.

He has some knowledge of MVC, jquery and HTML/CSS, but focusses on XAML development like Xamarin, UWP and WPF. Besides that, he's also a Windows Development MVP ( Microsoft Most Valuable Professional ), Xamarin MVP ( Most Valuable Professional ), board member of the MADN user group and a Belgium MEET ( Microsoft Extended Experts Team ) member, with that he tries to help out in several community endeavours.

When there is some spare time left, Glenn likes to do Eskrima (a martial arts form of the Philippines).

Nico Vermeir

Board member

Nico is a Lead Developer for Mobile Applications in Belgium at a company called RealDolmen since 2016. He's very passionate about mobile development in the Microsoft stack and a strong believer in the value of communities.

He's a board member of the Belgian Modern UI app development user group called MADN. He speaks regularly at user groups or technical conferences and is actively helping people on Twitter and a variety of online communities.

He's author of "Windows 8 app development - XAML & C#" and a DZone MVB.