Michael 芳貴 Erlewine (Mitcho) – Add-on Code Hacker, Screencaster
Mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine) is a linguist, coder, and teacher in Somerville, MA, whose work lies at the intersection of the internet and human language. He is the developer of the popular Yet Another Related Posts Plugin and HookPress and has spoken at the WordCamp Boston and WordCamp Tokyo. He previously worked at Mozilla Labs and has been a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan. He is currently a PhD student in linguistics at MIT.
Raphael Mudge – Server Side Proofreading, Bug Fixing, Documentation
Raphael, an Automattic code wrangler, started as a military scientist who couldn’t write. To solve this he made a super-smart spell, grammar, and style checker using lots of data and RAM. A guy named Matt noticed this and said “hey, join the Automattic crew” and now Raphael makes super-smart proofreading software for WordPress and other places. Besides checking your spelling, Raphael works on the open source Sleep programming language and resides in Washington, DC.