Global Eclipse Ecosystem: Leveraging the Opportunities in India and Brazil

Donald Smith (Oracle), Annamalai , Vinicius Asta Pagano (Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado), Mauren Brenner, Fabio Rigo

Eclipse Ecosystem - Business And Industry · Long - curated
Tuesday, 16:30, 50 minutes | Great America 1

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This session will be shared between Annamalai C, the CEO of ANCiT Consulting, a successful Eclipse Consulting Firm based in India and several people from the Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado, a not-for-profit R&D organization based in Brazil. Anamalai will have 20 minutes to present, after which attendees will learn, Insight into India as a Major Market for Eclipse Users; Comfort levels for companies that are thinking of offshoring to India and; Pointers on where to look for help if they need to find Eclipse Developers in India. Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado will be next and also have 20 minutes to present their insights which illustrates the evolving relationship of an R&D institute located in Brazil and the Eclipse ecosystem. This represents an important step in strengthening the presence of the Eclipse community in Latin America. For those interested in offshoring and nearshoring in Brazil, they also intend to offer their expertise and guidance on the mechanisms and advantages of investment in Brazil and Latin America. The session will wrap up with a 10 minute Q&A from the Audience, moderated by Donald Smith, and Ralph Mueller, both responsible for the Global Eclipse Ecosystem on behalf of the Eclipse Foundation.

Eclipse Ecosystem in India

With Eclipse having proved its strength in the Desktop Applicaton Development World, Clients are now ready to let go Eclipse based Developments away from their sight. And this is helping India to create and grow as a Leading Eclipse User Community in the World. This has been the reason for number of downloads constantly increasing in India.

I aim to present the Eclipse Ecosystem in India with more realistic information and statistics based on region where Eclipse Develpoment is happening, Eclipse Technologies that are being used, domain in which Eclipse is being implemented in the Indian Region. This would help companies in Europe and North America who are constantly looking for cost effective development centres to visualise their products being developed from Offshore camps in India.

The take away from this presentation is ...
  1. Insight into India as a Major Market for Eclipse Users
  2. Comfort levels for companies that are thinking of offshoring to India
  3. Pointers on where to look for help if they need to find Eclipse Developers in India.

Eclipse Ecosystem: getting involved and exploiting offshore opportunities

In this talk we intend to tell the story of how a research and development institute got gradually involved with the Eclipse ecosystem, and share the experiences we had through this amazing journey. The story begins with the first Eclipse-based project a few years ago, with a team* of half a dozen people, and culminates with the current team with a headcount that approaches fifty. This team has developed Eclipse-based IDEs that have had an average rate of 1500 downloads per month from all over the world for the past 3-4 months. In the period of two years the team has become involved with the Eclipse community, initially using Eclipse, then making its own contributions and having its own committers, and finally becoming an Eclipse Foundation Associate Member.

Our story could be taken as an example of how a small- to medium-sized organization can get involved with the Eclipse ecosystem. By describing our experiences in a step-by-step manner, from the first contact with Eclipse technology to an enhanced business vision, we can inspire others and help them figure out how to engage in the Eclipse ecosystem.

In addition to this, our journey illustrates the evolving relationship of an R&D institute located in Brazil and the Eclipse ecosystem. This represents an important step in strengthening the presence of the Eclipse community in Latin America. For those interested in offshoring and nearshoring in Brazil, we also intend to offer our expertise and guidance on the mechanisms and advantages of investment in Brazil and Latin America.

NOTE: To request more information about Eldorado Institute, send a e-mail to vinicius.pagano@eldorado.org.br

* The team works at the Eldorado Research Institute, a not-for-profit R&D organization located in the city of Campinas in Brazil. Eldorado was founded by Motorola in 1997 and currently employs more than 400 people, mostly software and hardware engineers who work on R&D projects for companies such as Motorola, Magneti Marelli, EMC, Semp Toshiba and others. Most of the projects involve regular contact with other teams all over the world.

Annamalai C, is the CEO of ANCiT Consulting, India's 1st Eclipse Consulting Firm and Eclipse Foundation Member. He have won the Eclipse Innovation Grant Award in 2004. Has Trained more than 1000 people so far in Eclipse based Technologies in India since December 2006. He is currently also the Zone Leader for http://eclipse.dzone.com ... Organised 4 DemoCamps and 1 DeveloperCamp successfully in India. He is the lead Organiser behind Eclipse India Summit 2009, a 4 day conference to be held in India in July 2009 www.eclipsesummit.com. The most ethusiastic Eclipse Evangelist in Indian SubContinent working with more than 40 Clients in the Indian Region.

Vini Pagano is a software R&D Manager at Eldorado Research Institute (an Eclipse Foundation Associate Member). He is currently responsible for 5 multisite projects (4 of them are Eclipse based projects), with more than 50 software engineers; Vini successfully built and ramped-up new software development teams and received 5 high performance team international awards. Past: Experienced Software PM, Vini managed 3 software multisite projects at the same time, with 30 engineers; his teams delivered more than 80 complex software releases with more than 95% OTD. As software engineer he worked on IBM and Nortel Networks. Education: PhD Student, Technological Innovation Management (State University of Campinas - Unicamp); Specialist, Technological Innovation Management and Business Administration (Unicamp); MSc, Computer Science - Software Architecture and Fault Tolerance (Unicamp); Graduated in Computer Science (State University of Sao Paulo - USP).

Mauren Brenner is a software engineer at the Eldorado Research Institute. She holds a MSc degree in Computer Science and has been working on Eclipse-based development tools.

Fabio Rigo is a Computer Engineer from Eldorado Research Institute, a not-for-profit R&D institute in Brazil (Motorola contractor). He has worked as a Java developer on embedded environments and mobile development tools for three years. He is an active contributor of the Eclipse Tools for Mobile Linux (DSDP/TmL) project. He holds a Computer Engineering degree from Unicamp (State University of Campinas, Brazil) and is now attending specialization courses in Strategic IT Management at FGV-SP.

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