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Eclipse Modeling Panel

Bernd Kolb (itemis AG ), Cedric Brun (OBEO ), Ed Merks, Eike Stepper, Kenn Hussey, Sven Efftinge (itemis AG )

Making Community · Panel
Monday, 16:50, 50 minutes | Cypress

Tags: Modeling
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The Eclipse Modeling Project is one of the most active projects within the Eclipse community. In this panel we will discuss the current state of the project, ask for expectations, and your feedback so we know where we are doing well and where we can improve.

My name is Bernd Kolb. I am working as an Architect for SAP AG in Walldorf. My main areas of working are Eclipse, OSGi and Modeling. I am a committer on various Modeling Projects. Before I joined SAP, I was working as an independent consultant in different domains from tooling for automotive embedded systems to enterprise Java applications. I am a regular speaker at various conferences  and have written a number of articles in different magazines as well as co-authored a German book on OSGi.

Cédric leads the EMF Compare component, is commiter on several Eclipse Modeling projects (Acceleo, Amalgamation),  and his both member of the Eclipse Architecture and Planning Councils. As a product architect at Obeo he is technical lead of Obeo Designer and works on software evolution, re-engineering and cartography of legacy systems; all through model driven processes. He has graduated both the Polytech' engineering school and a research Master at the University of Nantes and specialized himself in software engineering and model driven engineering. Prior to his current jobs he has been an active contributor to open source and worked in Guangzhou on a global video conference solution for the Chinese Education and Research Network (CERNET).

Ed Merks founded his own small consulting company, Macro Modeling.  He is a coauthor of the authoritative book “EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework” which is published as a second expanded edition.   He has been an elected member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors for the past three years and has been recognized by the Eclipse Community Awards as Top New Comer Evangelist, Top Ambassador, and Top Committer.  Ed is well known for his dedication to the Eclipse community, posting literally thousands of newsgroup answers each year.  He spent 16 years at IBM, achieving the level of Senior Technical Staff Member after completing his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University.  He is a partner of itemis AG and Cloudsmith.  His experience in modeling technology spans 25 years.

Eike is an independent consultant in the areas of OSGi and modeling with over 25 years of experience in software development. With his consulting company ES-Computersysteme, founded back in 1991, he conducted dozens of successful customer projects. Eike has initiated and is still actively leading the CDO Model Repository and Net4j Signalling Platform projects at Eclipse.

Visit Eike's blog for more information...

Kenn Hussey is an independent software developer, consultant, and blogger. A strong advocate of open specifications and open source, he is the leader of the Model Development Tools (MDT) project, a committer on the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) project (among others), and representative of the Eclipse Foundation at the Object Management Group (OMG). Kenn holds Master of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Computer Science (Honors) degrees from Acadia University. His personal interests include singing, sailing, and yoga.

Sven Efftinge (itemis) works as consultant, coach and developer. He leads the itemis lab in Kiel which focuses on language development and Eclipse technologies. He is project lead of the Xtext framework at eclipse.org and the original architect of the Xpand language family (a.k.a. openArchitectureWare 4). Sven is also a speaker at software conferences, co-author of a book and writes articles for magazines.