Gijs is a 19-year-old student from the University of Amsterdam, where he's halfway through a B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence. He has been involved in the Mozilla community since his first patch in November 2004. Within Mozilla, Gijs mostly works on ChatZilla (the Mozilla IRC client). Last summer, he participated as a student in Google's Summer of Code and recently he started working on a project funded by the Mozilla Foundation to make ChatZilla accessible.
He drank a lot of Sprite at CSUN this year.