Thousands of people have supported our vision and helped build Exercism.
Exercism relies on leadership team and staff, a wider team of approximately one hundred maintainers and key contributors, and small contributions from thousands of individuals. Beyond these contributions to our product, tens of thousands of members of our community have contributed by giving feedback and help to others.
Our leadership team manage the strategic and organisational sides of Exercism. They are responsible for fulfilling our mission statement and maintaining our values.
Katrina is the original creator of Exercism. She is co-author of 99 Bottles of OOP. Polyglot developer and Ruby Hero award winner, with a degree in Molecular Biology. Cares deeply about open-source and contributes to several projects outside of Exercism.
Jeremy is an entrepreneur and software developer, who's passionate about equality and opportunity. He has co-founded various organisations, including Meducation, Wondr Medical, and Kaido, and holds a patent for AI used in heart surgery.
Our staff manage our website, the CLI and the operational side of Exercism, ensuring that we provide a safe and reliable experience for everyone using Exercism.
Erik is a polyglot developer who loves learning new languages. He builds the software and infrastructure that powers the open-source elements of the platform, ensuring each track is a joy to work with. He was a top Exercism volunteer before joining full-time.
Taiyab is a seasoned UI/UX designer responsible for designing Exercism v3. If you think Exercism looks and feels awesome, he’s the man to thank. Taiyab enjoys all things startups, design and entrepreneurship.
Loretta is motivated by the transformational power of fundraising and is a qualified business coach with a passion for developing fundraisers' skills. Out of work she spends her time with family and friends, walking her two feisty little Border Terriers and reading.
Jonathan loves connecting with people and hearing stories of how people are where they are in life. He is curious to learn and has been slowly getting to grips with programming. He loves the outdoors and has a young family who live in the world's best city...Cape Town, South Africa. Seeing people gain access to skills that empower and improve life is what drives him every day!
Áron is a self-taught developer who gets excited about discovering interrelations between things. He has a Master's degree in classical piano performance. In his freetime he enjoys spending time with his family, learning new languages on Exercism or listening to an opera.
People who have previously worked full-time at Exercism and since moved onto new adventures. Their legacies are gratefully remembered!
Nicole is the Head of Product at Kaido. She spent two years as Head of Product for Exercism, guiding us from v1 to v2, and helping set the principles and ideas that still drive Exercism today.
Charles was part of the team that built Exercism v2, working specifically on the server-side code and infrastructure. He helped build out the first version of our automated mentoring platform, and Github integration.
Karlo worked on the website part of Exercism. He created most of the website's interactive frontend for v3, and contributed to much of the Rails backend platform.
Our maintainers are the lynchpins of the language tracks and exercises on Exercism. They create and organize exercises for each of our 50 languages and help guide us to ensure Exercism teaches students in the most idiomatic way possible.See all Exercism maintainers
Our mentors are the human element behind Exercism, providing empathetic feedback on learners' solutions. They are the magic that makes Exercism come alive.See all Exercism mentors
Open source contributors
Exercism could not be the success it is without the contributors of over 2,000 volunteers, who add value in numerous ways, from writing tooling to creating the exercises you solve.See all contributors