Riemer Grootjans received his degree in electronic engineering with a specialization in informatics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium. He is currently undertaking a Ph.D. degree. Riemer maintains a website with tutorials for DirectX and XNA. In July 2007, he received the Microsoft MVP Award for his contributions to the XNA community. Riemer is currently employed by Optrima - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Riemer is the author of the book XNA 3.0 Game Programming Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach.