Philip Forget hails from rural Mont Laurier, Quebec, a small logging town which is also a hockey player factory. While most French Canadiens wait until their retirement to enjoy the Sunshine State, Philip’s family moved to south Florida just in time for him to start middle school.
Despite a burgeoning shuffleboard career, his attention quickly turned to computers. Philip started with a 133mhz Pentium 1 and C++ and would move on to programming games for his TI-83, continuing to cultivate his fascination with underpowered hardware that still exists to this day.
Philip graduated from the University of Florida School of Architecture in 2007 and spent the following year working as an architect and a software developer. He spent the summer of 2008 writing software for performing artists in Austria which, in a roundabout way, eventually led him to take up residence in NYC.
Philip is an avid cyclist and competitive hockey player who has a penchant for Vim, Linux, and Trader Joe’s Wine Shop.