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.
Dave Jesch’s first paid consulting job was with a CPA at the age of sixteen. In his twenties, he developed and packaged his first software product, Win:Probe, and has consulted and worked with companies as large as Symantec, IBM and Disney, architecting and prototyping 1.0 products. His keen sense for solid business solutions and 30-plus years of technology experience bring invaluable benefits to our team. Clients have lovingly called him their “Virtual CTO.” Dave’s favorite activities include drinking too much coffee and playing with 0′s and 1′s. Sometimes he goes outside.
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.
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.
Paul loves starting his day and seeing all the different challenges and tasks that need sorting out. For him, multitasking isn’t a way of life; it’s the way to live. He needs to have a ton of things to do, a problem that no one else can solve, and a great team around him that know he’s there and can count on him.
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. And we don’t just say that because he can also shoot a bow and arrow better than Robin Hood.
Bagus Pribadi Setiawan
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 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 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.
Albertus has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and wrote his thesis about a Web-based open office document generator. Now he’s all about open source. He also reads and swims and cooks up some mean food in the kitchen.
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 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 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.