Our Team

Overview of the main people behind QOSF. We’re always looking for new people so hit us up if you’re interested!

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Core team

Tomas Babej
Tomas Babej is a serial open source project author and maintainer. He became infatuated with the spirit of open source at a very early age while being employed at Red Hat, where motivated by the fear of public shaming on mailing lists he absorbed the best practices for conducting open source software development and governing open source communities. Tomas loves how open source enables him to tweak every little piece of his setup and hopes to maintain this capability even when playing with quantum computing hardware.

Mark Fingerhuth
Mark Fingerhuth wants to rid his life of as much third-party and proprietary software as possible through the use of open source software in all aspects of his life - be it his phone, 3D printer, laptop or smart speakers. He loves popularizing the term quantum software engineer and with the list of open source quantum software projects on GitHub he kickstarted the effort to enumerate and categorize all existing quantum software projects in our observable universe. In his day-to-day life, Mark is the CEO of ProteinQure whose goal it is to demonstrate the world's first useful application of quantum/classical hybrid computation in pharmaceutical drug discovery.

Peter Wittek
Peter Wittek is a life-long fan of free and open source software and he gets furious every time he has to fill in a PDF form that does not work on Linux. When he is not preaching about the importance of open source software, he pursues research on the borderline of artificial intelligence and quantum physics as an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto, and as an affiliate in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is also the Academic Director of the Quantum Stream in the Creative Destruction Lab, where he sees dozens of startups exploring ideas using quantum computers and the corresponding software stack.


Joel Pasvolsky
Noon van der Silk
Desiree Vogt-Lee
Will Zeng

A big thank you to all of you who are making QOSF possible! Become a QOSF contributor by opening an issue or submitting a pull request on our GitHub or GitLab page.


Become a QOSF advisor! We're currently looking for driven people in industry and academia to establish an independent committee. The main objective of the committee will be to decide which open source projects should obtain QOSF grants. If you're interested in being part of this, feel free to send us a short motivational text via email.


Interested in funding QOSF's mission? We're a not-for-profit charity and are looking for financial support in order to make the QOSF software grant program possible. If you're interested in supporting QOSF's mission financially, feel free to send us an email.