Chih-wei "Dright" Ho is a percussionist. He enjoys all kinds of music. However, he has not played music for awhile, and his skill is far worse than it was. Still, he has the mind of a percussionist -- that is, in addition to the brain of a good programmer. Dright is the team lead of Sangam.
Somik Raha is the founder of the Sangam project. He developed a proof-of-concept demonstration in early 2002, when he was a System Architect for Kizna Corporation, Tokyo. After creating the first working demo, Somik handed over the project to Amit Rana. Somik returned to the project around Nov 2003 and was team lead till July 2004 (Release 1.2). Currently, Somik plays the role of ProjectCustomer.
Francine Gatewood just graduated from college with a B.S. in Comp Sci and plans to go back for her Masters after she takes a well deserved vacation. In the past Francine has worked at the USPS and NC State where her duties included designing databases, technical documentation and teaching Java and webpage design.
Benny Sadeh is an experienced XP coach, programmer, and consultant since 1987. Benny has utilized Object Oriented technology since the mid 90s, and has been actively applying and harvesting Patterns ever since, while perfecting his software craft. Benny brings his passion for refactoring and interest in messaging systems to this project, and we're already noticing the difference.