How and why I got involved with Magento
While at university (studying psychology) I started working with open source and CMS systems. During that time I also organized my first events. In the summer of 2008, I heard of this new cool open source e-commerce platform that was lightyears ahead of it's competition. At the time, Meet Magento was a look into the future of E-commerce.
I started working with the system, helped merchants get up-and-running, started a local community website (dutchento.org, see below) and started training people. After half a year I met with the founders of Magento (Roy Rubin and Yoav Kutner) and got them to The Netherlands, introduced them to the Dutch community and vice versa. The rest is pretty much history :).