Bjorn is the Director for Open Source Process at the Eclipse Foundation, a position that is tailor-made for someone with his keen interest and experience in building high-quality software with geographically distributed teams. He has dabbled in applications and user interfaces, but returns, like the swallows to San Juan Capistrano, to his three foci: hardware, software, and process (embedded devices, programming languages, and software engineering). Bjorn has worked for OTI, Amazon.com, Rational, and Gemstone, along with a career as a university professor. He has an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, and is happy to talk at length about his passion for orienteering and/or his love of flying.
Ingo Muschenetz leads the development of tools and technologies at Aptana. His goal is to bring an IDE to the web developer on par with the kind of programming environment familiar to Java developers. Previously, Ingo was CTO at DefenseWeb Technologies building an modular cross-enterprise information portal for a number of military healthcare organizations.
In addition to his current position, Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc., has served as an Architect in Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward hosts the AgileManifesto.org. He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continue to be held all over the word.
Aptana was founded by Paul Colton in 2005. Prior to starting Aptana, Paul Colton founded several technology companies including Live Software. At Live Software, Paul helped define the Servlet API specification and also created JRun, the leading commercial Servlet and JSP engine. After Live Software was acquired by Allaire Corporation (and subsequently by Macromedia and Adobe, which now sells JRun), Paul took time to explore new technical opportunities â€” Aptana is the result of that exploration.