President of the Congress - Brian Gallaway
Brian Gallaway is the elected President of the Congress, and is responsible for managing the activities of that body on a day-to-day basis. He is a member of the Executive Team, where he represents the views of the Congress and ensures the opinions of Member National Governing Bodies are considered at the highest level of the organisation. Brian has over 16 years of experience in sport leadership, working in coaching and officiating roles, as well as serving on a number of boards and committees. His first involvement with quidditch started two years ago where he was a volunteer at a convention booth in Calgary. He became a founding member of his local club shortly thereafter. Brian is also a beater captain with the Alberta Clippers league team in Canada. In 2014, Brian was chosen to represent the membership of Quidditch Canada a delegate for the IQA Congress. Brian has a Computer Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and currently works as a Software Engineer in Red Deer, AB, Canada.
Technology Manager - Maria Belyaeva
Maria Belyaeva is the IQA’s Technology Manager. In this position, she leads and oversees all web development for the IQA, ensuring that the IQA is able to engage the quidditch community through its website as well as enabling staff to work with each other as efficiently as possible. She manages the Tech Team, as well as works with the IQA’s translators to make sure the website is up to date in all of the languages we offer. Belyaeva is currently studying Computer Science and Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, and has served as a mentor for First Bytes, a computer science summer camp for high school girls. She also has experience creating games and animation, and was a founder of Lambda Alpha Nu, the first co-ed CS fraternity in the United States. Belyaeva currently plays for the UT Ravenclaw team as a beater, and occasionally snitches at events such as Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas.
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