The development team maintains the core aspect of jQuery (the core library, test suite, documentation, and bug tracking).
John is in charge of managing the direction of the jQuery library. This involves taking a critical look at existing (and expected) features and making informed decisions about them. He's also in charge of managing development resources and time spent on the different aspects of the project.
Brandon has contributed numerous bug fixes, new features and performance enhancements since 1.0. In addition to the work done on the Core, he's written many plugins such as Live Query, bgiframe and Dimensions to name a few.
Ariel joined the team during the 1.2.4 release. He has focused a lot of effort on making optimizations to the code base and performance. In addition to being very active in the community, he has several popular jQuery plugins.
Yehuda is a developer living in San Francisco, CA who maintained the web site Visual jQuery, and published the Visual jQuery Magazine. Additionally, he's a frequent contributor to the jQuery Blog and promoter of good practices within the jQuery core. As a member of the evangelism team he's working to help people discover jQuery; actively trying to find and promote jQuery to new users.
This group is responsible for communicating the desires of the jQuery users back to the dev/web/design teams, while at the same time, going out of their way to bring jQuery to users who haven't found it yet.
Rey Bango is a consultant living in South Florida, specializing in the development of Rich Internet Applications. He's been working with jQuery for a while now, and evangelizing its benefits to a large number of people. He's already helped to convert a number of prominent Cold Fusion developers. He was also responsible for starting and helping to run the jQuery Button Contest.
Karl is a developer living in Michigan who maintains the web site Learning jQuery. He writes numerous tutorials and helps people to better understand how jQuery works. He is a frequent of the jQuery mailing list, helping new users get adjusted to using the library. As a member of the evangelism team, he finds people who need help understanding the finer points of the library and gives them the resources that they need to get up to speed. By day he works for Fusionary Media in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ralph is a senior web application engineer at BrandLogic Corporation where he builds rich internet applications with jQuery for Fortune 500 companies. Ralph is a coauthor for the upcoming jQuery Cookbook from O'Reilly. He is currently organizing and planning an official jQuery podcast. The podcast, which is slated to begin by mid-November 2009, will include interviews with key players in the jQuery community and conversation about what's happening in the community during the week.
jQuery UI Creator and Labs Lead
Paul is a programmer living in Germany, and a partly sponsored contributor to jQuery. His corporate work with jQuery has been focused on transforming jQuery into a high-speed library capable of handling difficult large-scale rich interface operations. He was largely responsible for creating the recent dimensions plugin and worked together with Stefan Petre on the rich effects and components library Interface. He is currently working on jQuery UI, jQuery's user interface add-on.
jQuery UI Release Manager
Richard D. Worth is a UI Developer living in Northern VA (Wash DC suburbs). He is the Release Manager for jQuery UI, and has authored or co-authored the current versions of jQuery UI Dialog, Progressbar, Selectables, and Slider plugins. Richard also conributes to the design of the jQuery UI API, automated and manual tests for UI components, and documentation.
jQuery UI Development Lead
Scott González is a web developer living in Raleigh, NC. He puts a lot of effort into keeping jQuery UI, and especially core, small, efficient and consistent. In addition to being a development lead, he is also the jQuery UI accessibility team lead and contributed large parts to the dialog plugin.
jQuery UI Development Lead
In addition to his work as a jQuery Core contributor (see above), Jörn is a jQuery UI development lead, focusing on the development of new plugins, widgets and utilities. He also keeps jQuery UI running on TestSwarm.
jQuery UI Design Lead
Todd, a principal at Filament Group Inc., is lead of the jQuery UI design team with a focus on creating a coherent visual and interaction design system for the widget library. He is also involved with the design of the ThemeRoller application and jQuery UI CSS class framework.
Klaus has been one of the most vocal supporters of jQuery and unobtrusive design on the jQuery mailing list. His ability to expertly explain quality, unobtrusive, solutions to problems is atremendous boon to the jQuery project. Klaus is working with both the Evangelism & Dev teams to help promote jQuery and expand its reach, as well as maintaining the Thickbox and Tabs plugins. He will also be spearheading the effort to make Tabs an official plugin.
View the complete list of contributors to the jQuery UI project.
The plugins team is responsible for maintaining official jQuery plugins.
Mike is a developer living in New York and is responsible for maintaining the official Form Plugin for jQuery. He has worked quite extensively to unify and test the Ajax-form-submission process into a single plugin. Additionally, much of his work has trickled back into improving the quality, and consistency, of the core jQuery Ajax code. Mike has also written several other popular plugins including BlockUI, Cycle, Taconite and the Media Plugin.
The web team is fully responsible for designing and maintaining the jQuery web site.
Scott is responsible for the revised jQuery logo and redesign of the main jQuery site.
Mike is responsible for setting up, and maintaining, the jQuery Plugin repository.
Jonathan is a freelance developer living in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and the founder of Out West Media LLC providing custom jQuery and client side development. Jonathan's passion for jQuery dates back to before it had a version number and has only grown over the years that have followed. As a member of the Web and Design Team Jonathan provides infrastructure and development support to the project as well as authoring, speaking and training.
The events team is responsible for planning and executing jQuery events and conferences.
Leah lives in San Francisco, California, working for a large Ruby on Rails company, where she is primarily responsible for developer and community relations. She also produces an annual Ruby on Rails conference in San Francisco. Leah's been a long-time jQuery fan and was an editor of the Visual jQuery Magazine. As a member of the events team she works on event logistics, fundraising and sponsorships.