We first met Sam Nazarko early in 2012 when he was still at school, in the sixth form. He’d been working on a packaged version of XBMC, the open-source media player, specifically built for the Raspberry Pi. He called it Raspbmc: he’d created a way to boot your Raspberry Pi straight into a really slick media player.
CEO and Founder
As the CEO and project lead of OSMC, I oversee development and provide technical guidance, leading a multi-disciplined team of developers.
I also manage the trading side of the project which ensures that OSMC has sufficient resources for the forseeable future and can remain a sustainable open source project.
OSMC is just shy of 750,000 users as of November 2015. It has been featured in Wall Street Journal, New York Times and a multitude of other journals. Its predecessor Raspbmc has been used in hotels and airports around the globe.