Luc Barthelet has been sailing around the world since June 2014. He closed his first cirumnavigation in April 2016, and is starting a second one in the next few months. Prior to that he was Executive Director with Wolfram|Alpha (2011->2014) where he lead the companys strategic business development. In 1988, his first software startup was acquired by Electronic Arts (EA). He went on to work at EA for 20 years, first leading the development of Paint products, and was responsible for leading product development for titles such as The Sims, SimCity 3000, and The Sims Online. In late 2010, Barthelets online virtual gaming community TirNua was acquired by RockYou . Barthelet is a long-time expert user of Wolfram Mathematica, the core technology that powers Wolfram|Alpha, and is the creator and administrator of Mathematica-users.org. He has been collaborating closely with Wolfram Research for nearly 20 years. He is married to Sarah Flannery (Barthelet) who is also a well known Mathematica enthusiast and former Wolfram Employee.