Hi, my name is Matthew Hantsbarger. I'm a programmer new to Foldit and I'm excited to start working on improving the game! I'm a recent biomedical engineering graduate with a particular passion for coding. I also love playing all sorts of games and I can't stop thinking about and discussing the social and collaborative aspects of those games.
I have to warn you, if you are ever interested in starting discussions about games design, including mechanics reflecting message, hidden role games, the role of interactivity in storytelling, modularity of card games, or social contracts in role playing games, you better be prepared for some impassioned discussion! I always enjoy listening to other's thoughts and feelings on those topics and sharing my own.
With regards to Foldit, I'd love to hear from the community what features and bug fixes the community are really looking for. There are quite a few fixes and features being worked on in the wings from our other game developers, but I'd love to know from our players if there are any frequent ideas (older or recent) that we haven't been able to address yet.
I can't wait to hear from all of you, and I hope I can be helpful!