Z-Systems has been developing software for over ten years. It currently runs multiple
open-source projects and Z-Maestro,
a complete music composition solution. One such open-source project is the highly-acclaimed
Finestra Virtual Desktop.
The person behind Z-Systems is Zachary Northrup, who plays such roles as programmer,
web designer, graphic designer, technical writer, musician, and magician. He has
experience in many different areas including, but not limited to, .NET (VB.NET,
C#, and Managed C++), native Windows development (C, C++, etc.), and robotics/embedded
development (C, assembly). On the CodePlex, which hosts Z-Systems' open-source projects,
he is known by the handle "zhuman".
Besides the many project publicly available from this site, Zachary has also worked
on the following notable projects: