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The Life and Times of an Eclipse Developer working inside Microsoft Corporation

Martin Woodward

Making Community · Standard (25 mins)
Thursday, 14:00, 25 minutes | Grand Ballroom

Tags: Business And Industry , Committer And Contributor
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Martin is an Eclipse plug-in developer working for the mother of all Microsoft shops – the Visual Studio team itself. His team builds the Eclipse plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server.  In this session he will give the developers perspective on what life is like coding for open source products inside the company and explain the challenges Martin’s team had to overcome when integrating their Eclipse development efforts with a predominately Microsoft technology based organization.

Martin Woodward is the Program Manager of the Cross Platform Tools team for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.  He is an active member of many online and offline technology communities and a contributor to open source projects including CruiseControl and Eclipse PDE.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Martin worked for several large organizations as a systems integration consultant primarily specializing in J2EE based solutions for high volume web sites.  Martin is a well known member of the Application Lifecycle Management community and is a regular speaker on the topic at many events internationally.  You can find him on his blog at http://www.woodwardweb.com, his podcast at http://www.radiotfs.com or contact him via Twitter @martinwoodward.