Bringing MySQL to the web


The phpMyAdmin development team has been organized on since its start in 2001. They are responsible for the development of phpMyAdmin and represent it at various conferences. You can find more about the project and its history.

You can contact the team on the development mailing list (subscription and archives). You can follow the developers blogs at planet phpMyAdmin.

Marc Delisle

Release coordinator

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Marc started contributing to phpMyAdmin in 1998. He then took over the project from founder Tobias Ratschiller and started a new era of phpMyAdmin together with Olivier Müller and Loïc Chapeaux in 2001.

He is currently the project administrator and he has contributed the largest amount of code to the project. He lives in Sherbrooke, a city in the Québec province of Canada.

Michal Čihař

Infrastructure coordinator

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Michal made his first contribution to phpMyAdmin in 2001 by updating the Czech translation. Later he contributed charset conversion code and improved export and import handling to support plugins.

He currently maintains the project web site, demo server, wiki and other useful services. He lives in Prague, Czech Republic.

Contact options: website, jabber, .

Madhura Jayaratne

Bug fixing and security coordinator

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Madhura joined the phpMyAdmin in early 2011 and continues to contribute by fixing bugs and translating phpMyAdmin to his native language, Sinhala. He also took part in GSoC 2011 to implement GIS support for phpMyAdmin.

He lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Atul Pratap Singh

JavaScript Q/A coordinator

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Atul joined the team in August 2012, after he took part in Google Summer of Code 2012 for phpMyAdmin. He contributed by refactoring a part of the project and helped in phpMyAdmin's migration to 'jqplot'.

He lives in New Delhi, India.

Isaac Bennetch

Support and documentation coordinator

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Isaac has been helping out with phpMyAdmin since 2005 by helping with user support and improving the documentation. He officially joined the development team in April, 2013. Isaac enjoys being able to give back to the Open Source community and is thrilled to be a part of the phpMyAdmin community.

He lives in the United States.

Hugues Peccatte


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Hugues has joined the phpMyAdmin team in November 2013 after fixing somes bugs and completing PHPDoc. He tries to keep the source code sound and clear and to complete unit tests.

He currently lives in Etampes, France.

Chirayu Chiripal

Developer / HHVM Coordinator

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Chirayu joined the phpMyAdmin team in September 2014 after successfully completing Google Summer of Code 2014 program. Chirayu is a passionate programmer looking for opportunities to enhance his knowledge and also contribute to the open source community alongside.

He lives in India.

Smita Kumari


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Smita started her open source journey with phpMyAdmin from December, 2013 and took part in Google Summer of Code 2014. Most of her contributions are in bug fixes and a few feature implementations. She worked on automated normalization and the central list of columns as part of GSoC project. As part of phpMyAdmin team, she would like to focus mostly on server-side bug fixing and developments.

She lives in India.

Team meetings

We would like to meet other members of the team more often; so far only a few team meetings in real life have happened.

The first one was at a big party in Karlsruhe, Germany for the 10th anniversary of PHP and MySQL at the LinuxTag 2005 LAMP Area, with some special guests.

The second meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium during FOSDEM 2010. Marc Delisle talked about "State of phpMyAdmin" in the MySQL developer room.

The third meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium during FOSDEM 2012. The team talked about future directions for the project.

The fourth meeting took place in Vaumarcus, Switzerland during Debconf13. The team did a tutorial showing basic and more advanced features of phpMyAdmin.

During LinuxTag 2014 in Berlin, Germany, our project was an exhibitor and we held our fifth team meeting.

The sixth team meeting was held during FOSDEM 2015. We also attended a community dinner for the 20th anniversary of MySQL.

phpMyAdmin team with Rasmus (PHP)
phpMyAdmin team with Monty (MySQL)
phpMyAdmin team at FOSDEM 2010
phpMyAdmin team at FOSDEM 2012
phpMyAdmin team at DebConf 2013
phpMyAdmin team at LinuxTag 2014 in Berlin
phpMyAdmin team at FOSDEM 2015 in Brussels


We'd like to thank all the developers and contributors, who have contributed to the success of phpMyAdmin over the years. A full list is maintained in the documentation.