Herman Venter is a software engineer at Facebook. Previously he was a Research Software Engineer in the Research In Software Engineering (RISE) group in the Microsoft Research Redmond laboratory, where he was the local programming language enthusiast and compiler writer. Prior to joining MSR, Herman worked in the Developer Division, initially on JScript .NET. After completing the JScript .NET project Herman worked in collaboration with MSR on Comega and Spec#. Since joining MSR on a full time basis, Herman has worked on Spec#, the Verifying C compiler, CCI and lately on JScript again (initially in the context of the Gazelle browser project). Before coming to Microsoft, Herman was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.