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Blender 2.8 Development: New Roles


Ton has announced the new admins and coordinators for Blender development.

It was about time to update the admin team, especially to make sure work on 2.8 will go smooth.

• Bastien Montagne
• Brecht Van Lommel
• Dalai Felinto
• Campbell Barton
• Sergey Sharybin

These are all among the most active contributors to Blender and 2.8.

Next to that, I've asked Dalai Felinto accept the role as Blender 2.8 project coordinator.
He's now being hired by Blender Foundation to keep working full-time on Blender 2.8.
Dalai's main role is to make sure everyone's aligned and that decisions get confirmed or supported by others. Just make sure Dalai's always informed about things. We really need at least 1 person who's up to date about everything that goes on here.

Note that I'm not on this list! I've done this coordinating work back then for 2.5, but I currently have too many other jobs to handle. I'm not coding on 2.8 (sob!) and can't even find time to read the commit logs! How much I love all this 2.8 work and to be involved every day, for real work on Blender I'm just often more in the way (not available) than useful.

About Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Seeing Campbell and Brecht as 2.8 admins makes me very happy. It shows that Blender is too dear to their hearts to stay out of it. Not for long anyway. Thank you all developeres for making us toys to play and to work with!

  2. This is awesome, you guys are awesome, Blender is awesome, everything is awesome. You guys have a spot secured in heaven for sure. Thank you for all the hard work. :)

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