Andres Gutierrez

Andres Gutierrez

Andres is no stranger to open source projects. In the last nine years, he has designed and released frameworks for PHP and has been involved in web development - his main passion.

A TR35 winner, Andres' main drive is to always choose and implement or use the right tool for the job, mostly focused on performance. Therefore in 2011 a new idea was in the works; to create a new kind of framework for PHP developers, one that focuses on usability, features and mostly performance.

Through this new innovative approach Phalcon was born. A PHP framework written in C that can offer a wealth of features to developers while maximizing performance and keeping resource utilization low.

Andres is one of the core developers of Phalcon and its inspiration.

Eduar Carvajal

Eduar Carvajal

Eduar is a C/PHP developer with several years of experience in application development. He is one of the founders and lead developers of the Phalcon project which began in 2011.

He has taken part in all areas, from the framework design to the internal kernel functions, including documentation and developer tools. He is driven by a fascination with frameworks, languages and new technologies.

Eduar likes science fiction movies and sometimes plays football.

Nikolaos (Nikos) Dimopoulos

Nikolaos (Nikos) Dimopoulos

Nikos has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. He was introduced to the PHP world in 2000 and has been using it ever since in personal projects as well as projects for his employers.

He loves discovering new technologies and ways to integrate them with existing applications and thus reap the benefits they offer.

He is an avid supporter of Test Driven Development (TDD) and always tries to get full coverage in his code.

Nikos' continuing interest in new and innovative technologies breaking out of the norm introduced him to Phalcon. He joined the core team and his tasks mainly involve coordination of NFRs and bug fixes, help with tests, documentation and the incubator. Nikos is also responsible for maintaining the Windows DLLs for the project and offers support whenever possible.

Nikolay (boston) Kirsh

Nikolay (boston) Kirsh

Nikolay has been developing web applications for over 10 years. He has been involved in high performance as well as complex websites and designs.

Nikolay has been working with Open Source projects for a long time, utilizing them whenever requirements allow. He thus started using his personal time to give back to the community, by forking projects, offering architectural changes and suggestions, as well as performance ones. He has been instrumental in improving Open Source CMS projects receiving positive feedback from the community.

His continuous involvement with open source projects has helped him advance his technical knowledge while abiding by the give back to the community mentality.

Nikolay is an avid supporter of maximizing performance in web applications. After his introduction to Phalcon, he decided to pursue and use the project and become an Evangelist for it. He is leading the effort toward the Russian community and offers resources for Russian speaking developers.

His contributions include: A mirror of the main website in Russian (http://www.phalcon.ru), a mirror of the documentation repository in Russian (http://docs.phalconphp.ru), ongoing changes and corrections to the documentation in English, a group in the social network Vkontakte (https://vk.com/phalconphp).

Serghei Iakovlev

Serghei Iakovlev

Serghei has been working as a Ruby/PHP developer for over 8 years and has been specializing in web application development. As a supporter and advocate of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is also a member of the Codeception team.

Serghei can be found neck deep in innovative technologies which introduced him in Phalcon. He is responsible for the coordination of bug fixes, testing, developer tools, incubator and support other Phalcon-related projects.

When he's not working, Serghei enjoys watch documentaries, science fiction movies and sometimes plays Mahjong or Go.

Many more people

Phalcon is and has always been an effort of many volunteers: