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11:00-11:30 Ask the experts: Project Gemini Panel Session

Mike Keith (Oracle ), Glyn Normington, Wayne Beaton (Eclipse Foundation ), Hal Hildebrand (Oracle ), Bob Nettleton (Oracle )

Making For Eclipse · Sponsored
Wednesday, 10:12, 29 minutes | Camino Real

Tags: Emerging Technology , OSGi DevCon , Runtime
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Learn about the new Gemini project - directly from the main project leads and sub-project leads - a key new EclipseRT project currently in incubation at the Eclipse Foundation.  The goal of Gemini is to provide access to standard enterprise technology within a modular framework. The OSGi Alliance has developed specifications for the application and usage of many of the enterprise technologies within OSGi. These specifications describe how vendors should implement and interoperate with existing services, and how the OSGi modularity, life cycle, and service models should be applied with respect to those technologies. Gemini provides ready-to-use implementations of many of these specifications.

Mike Keith has been a distributed systems and persistence expert for almost 20 years, and has teaching, research and development experience in these and other areas. He co-lead the expert group that produced the first release of JPA and co-authored the premier JPA reference book, Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API, recently followed up with Pro JPA 2: Mastering the Java Persistence API. He represented Oracle on numerous expert groups and specifications, including JSR 316 working on Java EE 6 and JSR 317 working on JPA 2.0. He currently works at Oracle as an architect for Java and persistence strategies and participates in the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group helping to create specifications to allow enterprise applications to be created on top of OSGi frameworks.

Wayne works for the Eclipse Foundation where he fills the dual roles of Director of Committer Community and Evangelist. He spends his days working with the many Eclipse projects, learning about Eclipse technology, and making sure that everybody knows just how cool it all really is. Wayne is also the editor-in-chief of Eclipse Corner, PMC Lead for the Technology Project, Project Lead for the Examples Project, co-Project Lead for the SOC Project, and an advisor for osbootcamp. In 1982, he received the prestigious Chief Scouts Award from then-Governor General Edward Schreyer. In 1984 his team was selected to represent beautiful British Columbia in the Kinsmen Voyageur Relay. In his spare time, he writes down meaningless accomplishments from his youth in a lame attempt to impress the reader.

Hal Hildebrand arrived on earth some eons ago when his physical essence filtered down from the stars, and he took human form. Lingering for awhile on the plateau of Leng while waiting for the apes to evolve, he eventually mingled among human society, generally without being detected, although the century he spent staked out in a peat bog in Denmark was rather unpleasant and not something he'd care to repeat. Once computers were invented he became involved in distributed systems in the hope that enough insider knowledge would, at the right time, allow him to convince the artificial intelligence in control to bypass electronic security measures on the first translight spacecraft and allow him to return to the stars. This is probably still some time away. Until then he spends his time as an architect at Oracle, working on cracking the Dharma cycle of large scale distributed systems and autonomic control.