Meet the 2017 Magento Masters: Movers

January 30, 2017

by: Sherrie Rohde, Community Manager, Magento
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Last year, we announced the Magento Masters program to recognize top contributors in our ecosystem. Today we reveal three of this year’s members who were selected as Movers.

Movers are Magento’s top advocates and ecosystem thought leaders who have demonstrated their expertise in driving innovation through Magento solutions. They are influencers in the industry in delivering best-of-class Magento implementations and advocate for Magento at industry events.

I am thrilled to introduce you to our Movers for the 2017 Magento Masters program:

Ivan Chepurnyi

Independent Consultant, Trainer, System Architect
The Netherlands

Ivan has extensive Magento development experience. He took the unique opportunity to be part of the first core team to learn the system from the inside out. He is one of the pioneers in applying test-driven development practices and using a performance-first approach in building Magento projects. Being an eager learner, Ivan likes to share his knowledge and experience with other developers through his training courses and helps merchants to find the right solution for their business requirements as an independent consultant.

Ivan was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his 2016 contributions speaking on multiple Magento 2 topics at various events throughout the ecosystem and around the world, on subjects from performance to architecture to micro-services to BDD. He's also dedicated to helping others in the community on the Magento Forums.

Vinai Kopp

Freelance Developer & Trainer
Germany

Being a web developer for most of his life, Vinai has specialized in Magento since 2008. He is an official trainer for Magento U developer training. He loves learning and the Magento community, two things that go together very well. He is passionate about software craftsmanship and producing high-quality solutions. When not working or studying, Vinai enjoys his family, beekeeping, running, and traveling.

Vinai was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his 2016 contributions on Github to both the Magento platform and to DevDocs, his efforts with MageUnconference, consistently helping others in the community on StackExchange, and educating the Magento community on testing through speaking engagements, as well as through Mage2Katas.

Jisse Reitsma

Founder, Developer and Trainer, Yireo
The Netherlands

Jisse is the founder of Yireo and a Magento enthusiast since version 0.9. He has programmed many extensions throughout the years. Along the way, explaining how to code in Magento properly became a passion too. This led to online tutorials, local usergroups, speaking at events, developer training, and hackathons. In his daily life, Jisse works on improving various Magento extensions, and he's helping developers to embrace Magento 2 as a new platform through code, training, and consultancy. 

Jisse was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his 2016 contributions in organizing the Magento 2 Seminar, the Magento Dutch Localization Hackathon, the Magento User Group ‘s Hertogenbosch, and extensive speaking engagements educating the ecosystem on Magento 2.