Martin Aeschlimann is a software engineer for IBM Rational Zurich Research Lab and is currently the lead of the JDT UI team and responsible for the Search component. He has been working on the Eclipse project since the beginning, focusing on quick fix and assist, code generation wizards, type hierarchy view and Javadoc support. He obtained his MCS from ETH Zurich in 1999.
Wayne Beaton is employed by The Eclipse Foundation where he works as an evangelist, spreading the word
and helping folks adopt Eclipse technologies. Wayne has extensive experience in object-oriented software
development and is a strong proponent of refactoring, unit testing, and agile development methodologies.
Prof. Dr. Jean Bezivin
Jean Bezivin is professor of Computer Science at the University of Nantes, France. He got his Master degree from the University of Grenoble and Ph.D. from the University of Rennes . Since 1980 he has been very active in Europe in the object-oriented community, starting the ECOOP series of conference (with Pierre Cointe), the TOOLS series of conferences (with Bertrand Meyer), and more recently the MoDELS/UML series of conferences (with Pierre-Alain Muller). He founded in 1979, at the University of Nantes, one of the first Master programs in Software Engineering entirely devoted to Object Technology (Data Bases, Concurrency, Languages and Programming, Analysis and Design, etc.). His present research interests include model engineering and more especially the techniques of model transformation applied to data engineering and to software forward and reverse engineering. He is a member and deputy-lead of the ATLAS group, a new INRIA team created at the University of Nantes in relation with the LINA CNRS Lab. He has published many papers and organized tutorials and workshops in the domains of concurrency, simulation, object-oriented programming, and model-driven engineering. On the subjects of model-driven engineering and MDA, he has recently been leading the OFTA industrial group in France, co-animating a CNRS specific action and the Dagstuhl seminar #04101. He is a member of the ECOOP and UML steering committees. He was co-chair of the ECOOP'2006 conference organized in Nantes.
Janet Campbell is Legal Counsel & Manager, Intellectual Property at the Eclipse Foundation and responsible for leading the review and approval of the Intellectual Property proposed for inclusion in Eclipse.
Paul has over 18 years experience in the enterprise business intelligence industry working in a variety of Product Management and consulting roles with diverse customer applications. Paul is currently responsible for coordinating overall product direction and vision for Actuate Corporation based on emerging technology trends, market demands, customer feedback and internal innovation. Paul is a member of the open source Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Project Management Council (PMC) and Eclipse Requirements Councils. Paul holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Paul Czarnik is Vice President of Technology Architecture & Vantage Product Development for Compuware Corporation. In this role, Paul is responsible for the company's technology platform, overseeing the Compuware team of software architects, and development of Compuware's Vantage Solutions, with Technology labs in Gdansk, Detroit, SanDiego and Amsterdam. Paul brings 30 years of software development experience to his role, first joining Compuware in 1981, and has held technical and executive positions in the Services, Products and IT organizations. In addition, during his career in the software industry, Paul has held technical, strategy and management positions in medical software development, and was founder of medical and EDI software companies in Michigan.
Bjorn Freeman-Benson is the Director of Open Source Process for the Eclipse Foundation. Throughout his interesting career, Bjorn has always been fascinated by programming languages, development environments, and software engineering practices. He has wandered away from that "one true path" now and then, but he always returns to what he enjoys. Bjorn has worked for OTI, Amazon.com, Rational, Gemstone, and others plus he had a stint as a university professor in a previous life. With a little prompting, he is happy to expound about his experience with electric cars and his love of flying.
Doug Gaff is the PMC Lead for the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) - an Eclipse project focused on building an extensible, standards-based platform to address a broad range of needs in the embedded software development space. Doug is also an Engineering Manager on Wind River's commercial Eclipse-based device software development tool suite, Wind River Workbench. Doug has 12 years of embedded software development experience and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering.
Pierre Gaufillet is a member of the software engineering methods team in the Avionics & Simulation department at Airbus since 2001. He is in charge of real time architecture design methods and tools and is involved in several work packages of TOPCASED. He participated to the COTRE project, that aimed to improve the formal verification methods of real time architectures, during the 2002-2004 period. He is also a member of the SAE group AS-2C, that defines the Architecture Analysis and Design Language.
Dr. Frank Gerhardt
Dr. Frank Gerhardt is an independent Eclipse consultant and owner of Gerhardt Informatics, a Hungarian
company specializing in Eclipse RCP application development. He can be reached at
John has been developing enterprise software for ten years, and has been with Sybase for the past five. His academic background includes a Masters degree from the University of Hawai'i concentrating on computational properties of formal and natural languages, and post-graduate training in business. He has worked on enterprise application integration technologies, web services tooling, distributed systems, machine learning, and service-oriented platforms. A developer on Eclipse since version 1, John served on the Eclipse Consortium Executive Committee.
Richard Gronback is a Chief Scientist at Borland Software Corporation and currently leads the Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) project. Richard represents Borland at the Eclipse Foundation and co-leads the Eclipse Modeling Project. In addition to model-driven development technologies, Richard maintains a casual obsession with object-oriented software metrics and their application. Richard has previously worked for TogetherSoft, Ariba, Andersen Consulting, and in a previous life, operated nuclear reactors on Navy submarines. Richard holds a BSE in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Gerald Harris is a director of Software Architecture at Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, focused on the area of developing automotive infotainment systems. Gerald has over 20 years experience in systems engineering, developing magnetic imaging systems for several transnational Medical systems corporations. Gerald has a BS in Mathematics from UC Irvine and Diplom Mathematik from Georgia Augusta Universitaet, Goettingen and currently lives with his family close to Stuttgart.
Jochen Hiller is working as principle architect for Business Operation Systems, Germany. He has been using Object technology since 1989, using C++, Smalltalk and Java. He is using Eclipse from the beginning, including plugin and RCP development. Jochen has been the architect for the component architecture of a commercial collaboration development platform. This platform will just be migrated to server side Eclipse technologies, where he contributed code to server-side bridge. His interests are additionally embedded Java technologies and massively scalable architectures. He can be reached at jo.hiller(at)googlemail(dot)com.
Mika Hoikkala is working as senior manager in Nokia and has responsibility for Java and Content tools R&D unit. He has worked 9 years in Nokia and most of that time leading R&D groups developing tools for Mobile Software developers in both server and client side. In the Eclipse community Mika is project lead for Mobile Tools for the Java platform project. Mika also represents Nokia in the Eclipse community's planning council.
Don Jorgenson has more than twenty years of experience leading software development projects in energy management, telecom and healthcare. Over the last six years, Don's focus has been on healthcare information system interoperability, security and privacy. He serves as the Eclipse OHF team's co-lead, core architect and liaison to HL7, IHE, WS-I and ASTM. Don holds a BS degree in Engineering Science and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University. He is CEO of Inpriva, Inc.
John joined IBM in 1984 with a computer science degree from Purdue University. He's since completed graduate degrees in Computer Engineering at North Carolina State and Business Administration at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has spent the majority of his years at IBM in the development and management of application development tool products, including ISPF/PDF, VisualAge Smalltalk, VisualAge Generator, and Eclipse. John was a founding member of the Eclipse project. He is currently Manager, Eclipse Strategy, IBM. His responsibilities include working closely on behalf of IBM with eclipse.org, the non-profit Eclipse Foundation, and the member companies to help grow the Eclipse community of contributors and commercial offerings both inside and outside of IBM. Finally, John co-authored the award winning book, Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse. See www.jdg2e.com.
Markus Knauer works as Eclipse developer and consultant at Innoopract Information Systems.
There he is involved in the development of the Yoxos-On-Demand Eclipse Distribution and is
working on multiple projects developing Eclipse-based SDKs. Within the g-Eclipse project he is
responsible for the architecture.
Bernd Kolb focuses on model-driven software development and eclipse technologies. As a consultant he worked in different domains from tooling for automotive embedded systems to enterprise Java applications. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has written a number of articles as well as co-authored a book. Bernd can be reached via e-mail at b dot kolb (at) kolbware dot de
Harald Kornmayer works as a computer scientist in the Institut for Scientific Computing at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. He joined different European and national projects in the field of Grid computing. He led the workpackage "Grid development tools" in the CrossGrid project and is currently a member of the D-Grid steering committee. He is leading the g-Eclipse project as the scientific coordinator.
Jochen Krause is CEO of Innoopract Information Systems and a
Member of the Eclipse Board of Directors. At Innoopract Jochen is responsible for the Eclipse Strategy
and the Yoxos Eclipse Distribution solution. He is a member of the Web Tools Project Management Committee
and the lead for the RAP project.
Yossi Leon is the project leader of the Eclipse PHP IDE. In addition, he is also the development tools group leader at Zend Technologies. He has many years of experience in the design and implementation of application development environments as well as a deep knowledge and understanding of Quality Assurance and Packaging processes. Yossi holds a B.A in Computer Sciences and is currently studying for MBA.
Henrik is CTO and a founder of Cloudsmith Inc., the sponsor of the Eclipse technology project Buckminster, which provides tools for assembling and materializing components within the Eclipse environment. Prior to Cloudsmith, Henrik was the Director of Engineering of BEA's Java Run Time Products Group, a 60-person engineering organization responsible for the JRockit Java Virtual Machine, the industry performance leader in server-side Java. While at BEA, Henrik contributed to Buckminster as a top level architect. Henrik was also CTO and a founder of Frameworx, a venture-funded pioneer in SOA development and runtime frameworks for J2EE, where he was lead architect of an integrated application framework based on a patent-protected six-layer logical and principal implementer of Frameworx Java/Swing-based graphical IDE and debugger. Prior to Frameworx, Henrik held CTO and top technical management positions at IMI and Astea, NASDAQ-listed companies that were early leaders in supply chain execution and CRM application software, respectively. Henrik also co-founded and was CTO of Abalon AB, the first vendor of three-tier client/server CRM applications. Earlier technical work includes Henrik's design and implementation of a virtual machine for a Java-like language with built in abstractions for operating systems, graphical user interfaces and object to relational mapping, several years prior to the start of Sun's Java project.
Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi and Eclipse RCP teams and is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Rational. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and has been involved in Eclipse from the beginning. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from developing and building bundles to deploy and installing them and ultimately running them. All of this in an effort to realize Eclipse's original vision as a platform for composing general sets of application function to solve real problems. Previous lives included work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.
Ed Merks is the project lead of the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and a co-lead of the top-level Modeling project. He has many years of in-depth experience in the design and implementation of languages, frameworks, and application development environments. He holds a Ph.D. in computing science and is a co-author of the authoritative "Eclipse Modeling Framework, A Developer's Guide" (Addison-Wesley 2003) He works for IBM Rational Software at the Toronto Lab..
Sebastian Meyen is the editor-in-chief of the Eclipse Magazin, will gladly discuss with you the worldwide publishing around Eclipse. Furthermore he is particularly interested in Eclipse-based business models and the exchange of experience in this field.
Mike Milinkovich is the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. In the past, he has held key management positions with Oracle, WebGain, The Object People, and Object Technology International Inc. ( which subsequently became a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM), assuming responsibility for development, product management, marketing, strategic planning, finance and business development.
In the past year Kevin has spoken at over 50 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics. He is a much sought after speaker and is recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 25 year industry veteran and today he is VP of Market Development at leading Change Governance vendor Serena Software. He develops technology strategy and direction for Serena and is also project evangelist for the Eclipse Application Lifecycle Framework (ALF) Project. He was educated in the UK and now lives and works in California.
Antonin is currently leading R&D at Polarion Software. He has deep experience in building and
managing software development teams including offshore and distributed development. Prior to joining
Polarion, he was an entrepreneur and was leading new product development projects in startup technology
Valentina is a technical manager at the IBM Toronto Lab in Toronto, Ontario Canada, where she is leading a team contributing to the TPTP project. Valentina is a member of the Canadian Excellence Technical Community, and an initial member of the original Eclipse Hyades open source project. The TPTP open source project is a continuation of the Hyades project, with an expanded scope. Valentina is the AG lead for the TPTP open source project.
Christoph joined IBM in 1997 with a diploma in applied computer science from the Bingen University of Applied Science in Germany. For several years, he wrote custom applications for the Lotus Notes and the IBM WebSphere Application Server platform. In 2004, he changed to Tivoli TotalStorage Software development, working on storage management products such as IBM Multiple Device Manager for Disk and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center. His specialty, on this multi-national team, is with the SMI-S based storage device management features of those products. As an initial committer to the Eclipse Aperi Storage Management Project, Christoph brings his storage management experience and standards knowledge to the community.
Dr. Stefan Ried
Dr. Stefan Ried is VP for product management at Software AG and is globally responsible for integration products. Stefan holds a PhD in physics and brings experience from innovative software companies such as SAP and INTERSHOP to Software AG. He joined Software AG in June 2005 and contributed to the creation of the crossvision SOA Suite.
Doug Schaefer is a Senior Software Developer at QNX Software Systems and the Project Lead for the Eclipse CDT project. Doug has been involved in the software development tools industry for over a decade including stints at Nortel Networks, ObjecTime, Rational, and IBM. He has focused mainly on software modelling with particular interest in parsing, code models, and code generation. Now with QNX, he has also re-acquired his enthusiasm for embedded systems development where he started his career.
Donald Smith, MBA, MSc, is Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting the Eclipse open source community. Prior to joining Eclipse, Donald was Director of Technology Evangelism at Oracle and has also worked for startups WebGain and The Object People. He brings over a decade of worldwide industry experience, from small "dot-com" through Fortune 50 companies. Donald speaks regularly about community development, software licensing, persistence, business integration and software politics at conferences and events world wide, including Java One, Oracle World, Sun Tech Days, Evans Developer Relations Conference, OOPSLA, JAOO, Server Side Symposium, Colorado Software Summit and others.
Shaun Smith is co-lead of the Eclipse Dali JPA Tools Project and a product manager for Oracle TopLink. TopLink is the basis of the open source 'TopLink Essentials', the JPA component of the EJB 3.0 Reference Implementation for Java EE 5. Shaun's been building systems using object-relational mapping technologies for almost a decade in both Java and Smalltalk in the banking, telecommunications, and energy industries.
Markus Völter works as an independent consultant and coach for software technology and engineering.
He focuses on software architecture, middleware as well as model-driven software development. Markus is
the author of several magazine articles, patterns and books on middleware and model-driven software
development. He is a regular speaker at conferences world wide. Markus can be reached at voelter at
acm dot org via or www.voelter.de.
Dr. Wagner is Director of Engineering for BEA's Workshop group, and he has held a number of roles related to J2EE tooling, IDE development, and compiler technology within the company. In the Eclipse community he serves as WTP PMC lead, as well as being an elected committer representative to the Eclipse Board of Directors and a former EclipseCon program chair. Dr. Wagner's interests include metadata-driven development and other language-based techniques for driving ease-of-use concerns at the tooling and application level.
Dr. Christian Wege
Dr. Christian Wege is a software engineer at DaimlerChrysler. He works on enterprise application
architectures and Eclipse technologies and is an expert in agile methods.
Mark Weitzel is an architect in IBM Tivoli's Autonomic Computing (AC) group focusing on open standards and open source for systems management. In addition to being a committer on the Monitoring sub-project of the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform, he is the IBM lead architect for the Apache Muse project, a reference implementation of the Oasis Web Services Distributed Management specification. Mr. Weitzel has published numerous articles and is co-author of Enterprise Java Programming with WebSphere, Second Edition.