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Leadership Structure

Qortal is meant to be community-driven. With that said, it is still important that we have some sort of leadership to help manage the development. Qortal will always produce truly decentralized features on-chain so let's not confuse that with the necessary leadership for us to maintain an organized operation. The more maturely we execute development, the more trust the community will have for the core team. Anyone can get involved and work their way into the core team, and eventually a DevTeam Admin, as it is certainly not an exclusive club. We just ask that everyone respect the current dynamics of the situation and build together in a productively coordinated manner. Below is a partial list of the core team. Keep in the mind that we have help from people who want to remain anonymous (even their alias). We'd love to get all the help we can, although strategizing this can be a bit tricky so bear with us! Please reach out to the core team and we'll figure it out!

Known Founders

Please note: there are 19 Founder accounts activated out of the 25 originally intended prior to Genesis. Some wish to have their anonymity respected, and as with the rest of the Qortal Project, we respect anonymity (the same applies for the rest of the list on this page which does not necessarily list all devs and help on board)! Here is the list of known Founders who are okay with their usernames listed publicly:

  • Crowetic
  • G Factor QORT
  • FDM Dynamics
  • Catbref
  • LOTW
  • Raziel
  • Alfa Warrior
  • T3Q
  • Allyourbase
  • Xander52
  • Qortal Rose
  • Drew M. Peacock
  • Yopilax
  • Teiva

Current Team Lead

  • Jason Crowe aka Crowetic: he is the man responsible for bringing the QORA community to the project, finding the right developers, investing every penny he had into development, and doing everything he could think of to keep this project moving. He helps coordinate the development with the core, UI, hardware, public relations, and anywhere else that he can assist. He is one of the co-owners of Crowetic Hardware Development: a third-party service selling pre-configured QORTector devices for Qortal’s community. www.crowetic.com

Core Development

  • Catbref aka Cat (Lead Core Developer): he's been with us for years and has built the bulk of the core we see today. He worked alone for the years leading up to Genesis as well as up to the Trade Portal launch. He is still with us today, but due to a lack of funding, he is only available for us part time currently.
  • CalDescent aka Cal (Lead Core Developer): he's been with us since the Trade Portal 'testnet' phase before going live with BTC-QORT trading. He comes to the table with over a decade of experience in various code languages and has eagerly helped us more recently in his spare time. Unfortunately at this time, Cal is the second core developer who only has part time availability for Qortal. His girlfriend is Scythian - who has been helping us with some graphic work (see more info on her below).

User Interface (UI) Development

  • Irontiga: he helped Cat build the user interface (UI) infrastructure prior to Genesis. He has had limited availability since Genesis.
  • LOTW: he helped build the basic level of the UI during the first 7 months post Genesis.
  • AlphaX: he is the current lead of UI development and is also the developer of https://explorer.qortalnodes.live
  • QuickMythril: awesome community developer who has jumped in and started directly assisting with the UI, especially during times there was no other assistance, his work has kept Qortal moving! He has also been a huge help in other areas outside of the UI.
  • Phillip: he has been focusing on the development of Q-Chat!
  • Justin: he has also been helping with development of Q-Chat and is also learning how to make promotional videos!

Graphic Design

  • T3Q: he does graphic and video production work as a profession, and is the designer behind the original Qortal icon and logo as seen here on the wiki as well as the Qortal Concepts illustration. See Official Images/Press Kit for all of the images we have available.
  • Scythian: CalDescent's girlfriend who is incredibly creative with her graphic design work. She has produced the images for the background versions, Official Coin, Minting & Leveling infographic, and Trade Portal infographic. She built the mock-up design for the dark mode UI version we see today.
  • Sagi: he has been helping with some graphic work for custom merchandise along with some other logo variations.
  • Kevin: he has been helping with variations of the logo, GIFs, memes, and other fun things.

Marketing & Publication

  • G Factor QORT: he has taken lead on the content for the wiki (Crowetic started the wiki) and various other ways such as marketing related matters. If you have any ideas for enhancing the wiki - please reach out to him! He is one of the co-owners of Crowetic Hardware Development: a third-party service selling pre-configured QORTector devices for Qortal’s community at www.crowetic.com
  • Alfa Warrior: he has played a monumental role in helping us build the base community with authentic sovereign-driven members by conducting podcasts/interviews on his Alfa Vedic platforms, guest speaking on third party platforms, and speaking in person at events where they discuss everything from holistic knowledge to blockchain technology. He has also helped with developing and hosting the new website!
  • Yopilax: he has been actively involved in growing the community within Qortal’s and third party Discord servers. He can frequently be found in the voice channel in Discord. He has also played the role of hosting Qortal’s “Fireside Chat” podcast: Interviews/Podcasts.
  • Positeer: he has been helping with social media marketing and funding campaigns for various marketing efforts!

3D Printing

  • Xander52: he helped design the 3D printed casing for the Gen 1 QORTector device. He has also assisted with computer repair work when Crowetic was unavailable.
  • FDM Dynamics co-owner of Crowetic Hardware Development and responsible for the 3D design and printing of the QORTector and QORTable cases at https://crowetic.com

Hardware Development

  • Scare Crowe: he originated the idea for Orange Pi and Raspberry Pi hardware to be utilized as nodes for Qortal. He has been developing the custom software for the hardware devices which are open source and offer the highest levels of security compared to average computer systems. He also played a monumental role in developing important security aspects of the codebase which make the infrastructure unhackable!
  • HFactor: he is the lead developer for the QORTable hardware (not to be confused with QORTector) which is a usb thumb drive alternative. He also avidly helps with tech support and has been a huge asset in that regard!
leadership_structure.txt · Last modified: 04/27/2023 17:21 by gfactor