Meet the Developers

Meet the team that makes it all happen!

Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas (jonoomph)

Creator & Lead Developer

I have over 15 years of professional software development experience, and am the creator and lead developer of OpenShot Video Editor. I have worked for many years as a software architect, software manager, and senior-level developer, focusing on large, highly complex, web-based systems. I also have extensive experience in video production, work-flow and automation, and multi-threaded C++ video editing frameworks. I have successfully lead and managed an international team of developers and delivered software to hundreds of thousands of users. In fact, over half a million students are now being taught OpenShot in schools each year in India, Spain, and many other countries. I enjoy teaching, training, and speaking about software any chance I get, and have recently had the opportunity to speak at the following events:

I currently reside in Texas, USA, and am available for contract work. If you would like to hire me, or inquire about pricing for a custom application or website, please visit my company: OpenShot Studios, LLC for more information.

My programming skills include: Python, Django, C++, C, C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, GTK+, T-SQL, and PL-SQL. My graphic design skills include: Inkscape, Gimp, Blender, Adobe Photoshop, and of course, OpenShot.

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Andy Finch

Andy Finch (Andy Finch)

Senior Contributor, Forum Manager

I have been working as a software developer for the last 11 years, and currently work in the Financial industry as a systems developer on high availability trading systems. I have been working on OpenShot since the early days of the project in my spare time. I find the challenge of working on a major open-source project with a widely dispersed team of contributors exciting and am proud of the progress we have all made on OpenShot.

I live in Surrey, England with my Family and currently work in the City of London.

My programming skills include: VB.NET, C#, Python, GTK+, Lua, T-SQL, PL-SQL.

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Olivier Girard

Olivier Girard (cenwen)

Contributor, Writer, French Spokesperson

I have been a Linux user for several years, but with few programming skills in the beginning. I joined this international team more than two years ago when I discovered OpenShot. In my spare time, I created the help manual for this project, manage several forums on it, wrote several articles in the French Specialist Press, wrote translations, and now I create patches and work on new features.

I am living proof that we can join and participate actively in a major open-source project without having any skills in programming. And I am proud to be in this adventure and see the progression of this project thanks to all the effort we have given to this project.

I currently reside in Auvergne, France and my current priorities are graphic design, programming, packaging, writing a book (in English and in French), and attending events.

My programming skills include : Python, GTK+ and some knowledge in C++. My graphic design skills include : Inkscape and Gimp. My Literary skills include : BTS in Management and Accounting of Enterprises, Help Manual, Blogs entries, Articles in French Specialist Press, Complete Translation of the manual and much of OpenShot. My language spoken skills include : English and French.

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Dan Dennedy

Dan Dennedy (ddennedy)

Contributor, MLT Lead Developer

I am the lead developer of MLT, the video editing framework used by OpenShot 1.x. I also contributed the Export XML function to OpenShot.

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Maël Lavault

Maël Lavault (moimael)

Contributor


Cody Parker

Cody Parker

Contributor

I am a software developer from Texas. I've contributed some small fixes to OpenShot and have also assisted with running the OpenShot booth at Scale9x and 10x.

I also do freelance software and web development through my website: YourCodePro.com

My skills include: Python, Django, .NET, Java, Flash, mobile development, talking loud, sitting behind a computer for hours at a time, mispronouncing the name of a particular Vietnamese noodle soup, and breathing.

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Mariano MARINI

Mariano MARINI (marianomarini)

Contributor

Hardware & software developer. Programming languages known: C, Assembler for x86 and several microcontroller, Object Pascal, PHP, eccetera. Most of all good skill in problem solving and techs solutions.

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Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis (danellisuk)

Contributor

I am a telephony software developer in the UK, and a free software evangelist. I have previously presented an Openshot tutorial at our local Kent Linux User Group.

Patches I have provided include: 624850, 529545, 520941, 596504, 1012307, 1013029, 1013035

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Zack Middleton

Zack Middleton (zturtleman)

Contributor

I had been a user of Free and Open Source Software for a few years and had only contributed bug fixes to ioquake3 and some other games. When I ran into two small issues in OpenShot, I made patches to fix them. I hadn't worked with Python before, it was fun to learn enough to fix the issues.

My programming skills include : C, C++, Java, HTML, CSS, and some knowledge of PHP and JavaScript. My graphic design skills include : Inkscape, Gimp, and Wings3D.

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Aditya Vaidya

Aditya Vaidya (kroq-gar78)

Contributor

Programmer and amateur game developer. I contributed two small fixes to OpenShot ('--version' command line option, and I added the OpenShot icon to .osp files).

I'm an Ubuntu Linux user (Linux for life!) and have contributed some fixes to the project. I'm one of the developers of Salience, a dark theme for Ubuntu, and I'm also the packager of FS Icons Ubuntu.

On a side note, I'm a Halo pwnzor.

My programming skills include: Java, Python, and minimal C++

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Antoine Messiah

Antoine Messiah (madpentiste)

Contributor


Many other people contribute to OpenShot as well. For the full list, please visit the OpenShot Developers team at LaunchPad.net.