Team

We have a rock-solid team with a huge amount of experience
in the Social Networking space.

Merav Knafo

Merav Knafo

Founder & CEO

Merav has spent almost ten years in open source development and for the last two and a half years she has been running JomSocial, Joomla’s most successful social networking application. She’s made an easy leap into the WordPress world, embracing this exciting community.

Merav is known in the Joomla community as a no-nonsense doer, not afraid to do take on the hard stuff. She likes to exceed customer’s expectations and is passionate about creating powerful and user-friendly products that bring communities together.

Matt Jaworski

Matt Jaworski

Lead Developer

Ever since Matt was a teenager, code has been more than a set of instructions to him. It’s poetry, with order and meaning and priorities. As he works on PeepSo, we can be sure that the code under the hood will always be super-clean and clearly organized. When Matt’s not checking lines, there’s a good chance he’ll be out for a run, riding too fast on his motorbike, falling off a surfboard, wrapping bacon around a steak or hanging out with his best bud, Eric Tracz.

Eric Tracz

Eric Tracz

Project Manager and Product Designer

The topic of Eric’s BA thesis in English philology was “The Influence of Scotch Whisky on Scottish Culture.” Completing that thesis took the kind of discipline that Eric now brings to PeepSo. He comes up with some unbeatable ideas, creates the clearest specs, makes sure that they get made and gets a kick out of seeing people using and loving the products. Like Matt, he also drives too fast on his motorbike. He sometimes goes on dates.

Matthew Jasiukiewicz

Matthew Jasiukiewicz

Designer

Mateusz is an artist who paints in pixels. He’s able to imagine a clean presentation and put it straight onto the screen faster than any of us could describe it. No one can turn ideas into designs quicker or better than Mateusz. He also love fast cars and spend all free time on modyfing his car.

Rudy Susanto

Rudy Susanto

Frontend Developer

Rudy’s thesis for his Computer Science degree was all about tabu search. He tore himself away from those results to become an expert in Javascript. When he joined the team and showed us what he could do, we were blown away. He loves interactive Web design and sleek front-end functionality, and he strums a mean powerchord too.

Bagus Pribadi Setiawan

Bagus Pribadi Setiawan

Developer

Bagus started playing with computers in elementary school. He learned how to install applications and run operating systems, and since discovering coding in high school he’s been almost inseparable from a keyboard and monitor. The only thing that can tear him away from website development is a chance to pack a camera and hit the road.

Septiyan Nariyanto

Septiyan Nariyanto

Developer

Septiyan has a bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering from Indonesian Computer University. Nothing makes him happier than a difficult challenge; he loves the feeling of figuring out a smart solution. Dates with his wife and playtime with his son make for wonderful weekends and a chance to recharge for the coming week’s challenges.

Dimas Tekad Santosa

Dimas Tekad Santosa

Automation

Dimas has a degree in computer engineering networking from CISCO Academy but loves creating Web apps and programming OpenSource. He’s worked with social networking plugins since 2010 and is a nature-lover. At the weekends, he’ll pack up the family and head off to a tea plantation or a rice field, admire the mountains or kick a ball. His biggest pleasure though, is seeing the automation test results come up green.

Gen Gen

Gen Gen

Automation

Gen Gen spent six years in the corporate world as a web developer. He is a software enthusiast who loves learning new technology, loves solving problems, and loves writing thousand lines of code. For Gen Gen, the greatest pleasure is doing the impossible. He looks for challenges, especially cracking problems in programming, and spends most of his time with his brain and his laptop.

When he’s not clacking the keyboard, he reads science and history books, rides his bike, plays football and hangs out in coffee shops with his friends.

Ricardo Corai

Ricardo Corai

Support

No one knows more about CMS than Ricardo. He can explain in painstaking detail the difference between Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and just about every other system on the Web (so don’t ask him!). From his base in Argentina, Ricardo now runs our forum and helps PeepSo customers get the most out of their extensions. Then he’ll go for a run or take a long walk in the woods with his wife and dogs.

Peter Van Dam

Peter Van Dam

Support

Peter started as a client of PeepSo but he volunteered so much on our community, answering questions and giving great advice, that we decided to approach him with a job offer. We just loved his passion for helping others. He has been in the sales business for years, and he knows how to deliver a service that brings real benefits. Outside work he likes being creative, reading, talking philosophy and chatting about anything that makes him think and think again.

Jo Murphy

Jo Murphy

Writer

Jo Murphy completed her Masters in Media, Film and Communication Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, before moving to Australia (first Melbourne, and then Byron Bay). She was the first Australian city director for Lesbians Who Tech, and her major passions are content writing and social media strategy. When she isn’t at her desk or running workshops, she enjoys vegan cooking, travel, gardening, reading and television/movies.

Dean Shanson

Dean Shanson

Writer/Editor

Dean Shanson is PeepSo’s editor and content writer. He has created user-friendly copy for countless websites, run several online magazines and written engaging articles for both Web and print magazines on topics ranging from international trade to AdSense optimization to online dating. He ghostwrites books and columns for several well-known marketing gurus and recently saw one ghostwritten work become Amazon’s best-selling business book.