JHipster is developed by a team of people around the world. We have a lot of contributors (top 100 list here), but members of the core team are listed here.

If you want to join the team, or just see how we work, our community rules are at the end of this page.

Project leads

Julien Dubois

Project lead


Deepu K Sasidharan

Project co-lead


Board of developers

Mathieu Abou-Aichi

Pierre Besson


Christophe Bornet


Serano Colameo


Christopher Dionisio


Daniel Franco


Alexandre Gaspard-Cilia


Zsombor Gegesy


Pascal Grimaud


Frederik Hahne


Erik Kemperman


Sendil Kumar N


Joe Kutner


William Marques


Gaël Marziou


Aurélien Mino


Charlie Mordant


Matt Raible


Jon Ruddell


David Steiman


Ray Tsang


Srinivasa Vasu


Retired members of the board of developers

Flavien Cathala


Victor Da Silva


Jérôme Mirc


Anders Steiner


Where does the development team work?

We do most of our work on the project’s GitHub page.

Internal team discussions happen in the following channels :

Those discussion channels are publicly viewable, as everything we do in JHipster is public, but only the board of developers can participate. The mailing list archives can be found on the Google groups page and the chat archives are available on Gitter.

How to join the board of developers?

  • Participate regularly in the project (commits, PRs, etc)
  • Ask someone from the current board, with some bio and background information, and that person will submit a vote on the dev mailing list
  • Everybody on the dev mailing list can vote (+1 if they agree, -1 if they don’t)
    • Just one “-1” vote will reject the new member, but the person who votes “-1” will need to explain why

What do people in the board of developers gain?

  • Write access to the main repository, and to most of the projects under the JHipster organization.
  • Costs associated with the project (for example travel costs to come to a JHipster conference) can be paid by our OpenCollective account. This depends on the money available on the account, and this is decided and validated by the project leads.
  • Free licenses and free quotas that the project regularly gets from friendly companies.

Who are the “retired members of the board of developers”?

JHipster is an Open Source project, we don’t ask anything from our members: they can leave the project or stop contributing at any time. But as members of the board have more rights than other people (including write access to the project), we need them to be active.

Board members will therefore become “retired” if:

  • They tell us they want to leave the project
  • They don’t contribute to the project for more than 1 year

“Retired” member can become active members again, if they contribute back to the project and get elected again. They will of course have an advantage over other contributors, as they already know the team.