Open Whisper Systems is both a large community of Open Source contributors, as well as a small team of dedicated developers. Together, we're working to advance the state of the art for secure communication, while simultaneously making it easy for everyone to use.
Moxie Marlinspike works on the protocols, the Android clients, and the server software. He has been contributing to Open Whisper Systems since it was Whisper Systems, formerly ran the product security team at Twitter, started the first cloud-based password cracking service, and has published a number of attacks on secure protocols like SSL and MS-CHAPv2.
Jake works hard to keep the Android client bug-free and lookin good. His many titles include MMS expert, usability enthusiast, circuit lecturer, and mohawk afficionado. In his freetime he hacks hardware, spins diabolos, and rides motorcycles.
Lilia develops the browser extension and maintains the website. She comes to Whisper Systems from the EFF, where she built online advocacy tools for activists fighting for a better internet. In her spare time she practices yoyo tricks and DIY home automation. She also serves as chief of sticker operations.
Rhodey Orbits maintains the Flock Android client and server deployments while simultaneously limping along on development of Zones. They have a satellite in orbit and have been working in computer security for seven years. Rhodey dreams of one day reclaiming the @rhodey handle on Twitter.
Christine co-leads the iOS development team, with a focus on TextSecure functionality. She is an MIT graduate with 11 years of software engineering experience and has been developing mobile applications for social good for the past 6 years. She daylights as an astrophysicist, and hopes to go to Mars one day.
Frederic is co-leading the iOS development. He daylights at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and plays around with cryptography, censorship resistance and blockchains.