Gianfranco Ceccolini turned the MOD into a union of his two passions: music and technology. He got his first guitar and his first computer in 1990 and has been thinking of a way to combine the two ever since.
A free software enthusiast, Gianfranco got a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic College of the University of São Paulo in 2003, worked in server administration and computer networks, lived in London, played in various bands, spent some years at Petrobras and even set up an events space. In 2010, he decided to take his life in a different direction, left his job at the major state company (Petrobras) and decided to focus entirely on developing the MOD. He is a devoted Frank Zappa fan!