Ted Semon, a retired software engineer, chronicles the efforts to develop a space elevator on the
Space Elevator Blog, and volunteers for
The Spaceward Foundation which administers
competitions to develop several of the core technologies that will be needed to build the elevator.
Maurice Franklin is a 12-year Microsoft veteran whose career has focused on performance engineering and server scalability. He's also passionate about the concept of a space elevator, and recently organized and hosted a conference held on that topic at the
Microsoft Conference Center.