phpChess is based on a team of dedicated contributors that do this entirely on a voluntary basis. phpChess has had 10+ contributors over the last 10 or so years. But the current team is definitely stepping up the pace and quality of phpChess.
ChrizB is the inventor of phpChess and project initiator. He has almost no coding skills but dabbles in php and is currently responsible for project management and design. He is also looking after finances, the website and is helping in the creation of the I-Phone client. ChrizB started some 20 years ago on chess projects, and working on projects like r3dchess (with Mith), chess4u before starting on phpChess. in real life he works as an IT consultant.
Mith has been with the team from the start. He is now a 10+ year veteran of the project and has created two chess clients. His current responsibility is the development and improvement of the C# windows client for phpChess. He has also contributed to the php code. He is a computer studies graduate and a general wizard of all coding languages, including java, C#, php and anything else you want to throw at him. In real life Mith works in Australia in computing
Phoenix is the newest member of the team. He has looked at the php code and has decided (quite rightly) that it was poorly designed. He has taken it therefore upon himself to re-work the platform from the ground up in line with proper computing principles such as Model View Controller. He is a veteran of web and php development and will breath new life into the server part of phpChess. In real life Phoenix works on web development
In the past the team has had contributions of artists, 3D developers, voice over artists, coders and we thank them all for their contributions.
Most of all we would also like to thank those customers and users of phpChess that have contributed to the project with their feedback, comments and encouragements. Without them the project would have folded a long time ago.