Richard Delamore (Evildea)
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Delamore, known by his online pseudonym Evildea, is an Australian Esperanto YouTube-personality and leading figure in the Esperanto film industry. Prior to co-founding Amikumu, Richard founded Esperanto-TV and served on the Board of Directors for the Australian Esperanto Association (AEA), the Language Festival Association (LFA) and the Esperanto Federation of New South Wales (EFNSW). Additionally, he’s served six years in the Australian army as a signals operator and worked for numerous international businesses as a systems administrator.
“I truly believe that Amikumu will become an essential part of every language learner’s tool kit in the near future”
City: Sydney, Australia
Languages: English, Esperanto, Mandarin
Chief Technical Officer/iOS Developer
Chuck Smith is the co-organizer of the Polyglot Gathering, contributor of Duolingo’s Esperanto course and founder of the Esperanto Wikipedia, among other Esperanto and polyglot projects. He has been developing iOS apps since Apple’s App Store launched in 2008. He had the idea for a GPS device to find fellow Esperanto speakers while traveling through Brazil in 2002, but needed to wait 15 years for technology to catch up, so he could pursue this dream. Now he looks forward to meeting the challenges ahead to help people everywhere connect to make the world a better place.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the great ways people will use Amikumu!”
City: Berlin, Germany (from the USA)
Languages: English, Esperanto, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, ASL
Neil Roberts comes from the small island of Great Britain where he divides his time between his two greatest passions: open source software and Esperanto. Before joining the Amikumu team, Neil worked for many years on the Gnome desktop system and Intel graphics drivers for Linux. He became interested in Esperanto over fifteen years ago and it has since become a major part of his everyday life. He is the author of the PReVo dictionary app and was one of the founding participants in the Muzaiko radio station.
“With Amikumu, I’ll finally be able to meetup up and practice my languages. I’m also really excited to see how many Esperanto speakers there really are.”
City: Lyon, France (from Britain)
Languages: English, Esperanto, French, Catalan
Judith Meyer is a computational linguist spending most of her time developing web applications that deal with languages, such as her project LearnYu. She is also a polyglot, co-organizer of the Polyglot Gathering and author of many language books and language courses. She learned Esperanto when she was 14 years old so as to use it as a springboard to learning many other languages.
“Amikumu will be a boon for polyglots like me – you never know who might be around who speaks Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian or the like.”
City: Berlin, Germany
Languages: German, English, Esperanto, Latin, French, Italian, Modern Greek, Mandarin, Dutch, Spanish, Indonesian, Hebrew, Swahili
Elena Khusanova is an accomplished graphic designer with a diploma in the theory of architecture. After graduation, she learned Esperanto and has since worked for multiple organizations and events. Highlights include her voluntary service for [email protected] in Slovakia and the 101st World Esperanto Congress among other projects. Recently she completed a project of her own: cards for the game “Werewolves”.
“The beauty of Amikumu is that it won’t only help me find new language partners, but also make new friends offline. I can’t wait!”
City: Yekaturinburg, Russia
Languages: English, Russian, Esperanto, Slovak, Swedish, Toki Pona
Jesse Alter System Administrator
Yana Khusanova Russian VK Manager