UpStage was completely rebuilt during 2020-21, using Python, Postgresql & MongoDB, MQTT, nginx, VueJS, HTML5 and ES6. It is open source and in active ongoing development – we welcome any interested developers to join the team..

Development team

The team is currently led by Gloria W. and includes Paul Rohrlach, Nguyen Hong Phat and Wu.

Interface design for the new platform was led by Elisa de Castro Guerra, with assistance from Riad Salameh.

Previous developers include James Liew, Tu Nguyen and Tuyet Giang (2022), Martin Eisenbarth  (2013-14) and programming students from Auckland University of Technology (2006-19). Paul Rohrlach was the lead developer from 2010 until 2022 and remains involved with the team. UpStage was originally designed and built by Douglas Bagnall, who worked on the project from 2003-10.

How to get involved:

UpStage dev team 2021
The UpStage dev team looking at the demo stage on a mobile phone January 2021.

Developers’ Blog

  • Another release … April 16, 2022

    Our amazing developers are releasing so often that it’s hard to keep up! Today’s release is UpStage v1.19.0 – code-named Rheineck-19, and as well as some security fixes and geeky back=end stuff, here’s a summary of the things that artists creating UpStage will want to know about.

  • LGM 2021 – Recording April 13, 2022

    Here’s the recording of a talk given by Helen and Gloria at the 2021 LGM.

  • UpStage at FOSSASIA Summit 2022 April 7, 2022

    On Saturday 9 April, co-founder Vicki Smith and developer Nguyen Hong Phat will present an overview of the UpStage rebuild at the FOSSASIA Summit 2022.

    This lightning talk will gives an update from our presentation at FOSSASIA 2021 when the rebuild was just beginning; since then it has been completed and launched in ...

  • Latest release December 10, 2021

    The latest update to the UpStage code includes the new Studio!

  • Changing of the Guard November 29, 2021

    Paul Rohrlach passes on the lead developer baton to Gloria W.