Presentations: Making Money with Eclipse: A Survivor's Guide

Todd is a co-founder of Genuitec and has served on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors for the past four years. He evangelizes Eclipse technology and provides thought leadership through numerous interviews, magazine articles and speaking engagements.


Chris Aniszczyk

Presentations: What's new in Plug-in Development?, API Tooling in Eclipse

Chris is the technical lead for the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) project and Principal Consultant at Code 9. Chris tends to be all over the place inside the Eclipse community by committing on various Eclipse projects and bringing in new projects. He sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Chris’s passions are software advocacy, open-source, cycling, tooling and anything related to Eclipse. He's always available to discuss open-source or Eclipse over a frosty beverage.


Frank Appel

Presentations: Single Sourcing: Extend your RCP Application to the Web with RAP

Frank Appel is the technical lead on the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) project. At Innoopract , a recognized leader in Eclipse distribution and web application development, Frank led the team that developed the W4Toolkit, the base code donation for the RAP project. Frank was also responsible for developing W4T Eclipse, a visual web application development tool for the W4Toolkit. He has been developing Eclipse extensions since 2002, having joined the Java world in 2000 after a short stopover in Visual Basic and Delphi programming.


Aleksey Aristov

Weigle Wilczek GmbH

Presentations: Eclipse in the Banking Industry, Open Financial Market Platform (OFMP) : The road to OSGi

Aleksey Aristov is research & development director at WeigleWilczek GmbH. As a OFMP project co-lead he is interested in SOA, OSGi and domain specific languages. Also he is a CTO and co-founder of Cloud Services, a company that makes migration towards cloud computing easier.


Heiko Barth

compeople AG

Presentations: The Riena User Interface

Heiko is a software engineer, eclipse riena committer and trainer at compeople located in Frankfurt(Germany). The focus of his activity is the development of smart client architectures and applications based on the riena framework.


Cameron Bateman


Presentations: Facelet Support in Gaynmede


Wayne Beaton

Eclipse Foundation

Presentations: Eclipse and the Google Summer of Code 2008

Wayne Beaton is the Technical Evangelist for the Eclipse Foundation.


Sandro Boehme

Presentations: [New and Noteworthy] What the heck has Eclipse JCR Management to offer?

Sandro works as a System Developer, Architect and Project Manager at inovex GmbH in Germany. Driven from practical challanges in the daily work he started to focus on Modeling and the Java Content Repository (JCR). It also moved him to creating the JCR Browser and Eclipse JCR Management. You can reach him at: s dot boehme at inovex dot de.


Boris Bokowski

Presentations: e4 Symposium, E4 - The model workbench - The current design state

Boris Bokowski is a Software Developer with IBM Rational in Ottawa, Canada and a full-time Eclipse committer working on the Platform UI team and the new e4 project. He is part of the "API police" for the Eclipse Platform, and a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Boris is looking at the UI side of the RCP, and among other areas owns the JFace viewers component. He is also the main architect of the JFace data binding framework. He holds a PhD in computer science from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


Hans-J. Brede


Presentations: Test-Driven-Development Symposium, Agile testing of graphical user interfaces

Hans-Joachim (Achim) Brede is the founder of BREDEX GmbH and is one of its managing directors. He has implemented and managed multiple, highly complex customer projects and is responsible for the concepts in the development of the automated test tool GUIdancer. Achim holds a Master in Computer Science and was working with the University of Braunschweig and Digital Equipment as a technical consultant.


Cedric Brun


Presentations: Team Work with Models : Compare and Merge with EMF Compare

Cedric Brun, Research Engineer at Obeo, project lead of the EMF compare project and Acceleo's evangelist, he works in his daily job on software evolution, re-engineering and cartography of legacy systems through model driven processes. His work at Obeo involves consultancy and expertise in setting up a pragmatic and efficient development process based on UML or domain specific models for software providers or administrations. 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).


Ingo Bruse

Presentations: Automotive Symposium


Benjamin Cabe

Eclipse Foundation

Presentations: Deploying using p2 at Airbus

Benjamin Cabé is a technical expert at Anyware Technologies, passionated about Eclipse stuff. He is very involved in the Eclipse community (especially PDE), and worldwide known as the winner of the Ganymede's T-Shirt contest :-)


Janet Campbell

Eclipse Foundation

Presentations: IP for Eclipse Committers

Janet Campbell is Legal Counsel & Manager, Intellectual Property at the Eclipse Foundation and is responsible for leading the review and approval of the Intellectual Property proposed for inclusion in Eclipse.


Christian Campo

compeople AG

Presentations: Riena Project Update

Christian Campo is IT-consultant at compeople AG. Working for years in the field of Java-EE, he is responsible for the development of innovative online-applications and service-oriented architectures. Christian is the project lead for the Eclipse Riena project, an Eclipse Foundation project to provide the platform for building multi-tier enterprise client/server applications.


Doug Clarke


Presentations: EclipseLink: High-Performance Java Persistence

Doug Clarke is a Director of Product Management for Oracle Application Server's Java Persistence solutions and the co-lead of the Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink). Doug has extensive enterprise development, consulting, and educational field experience in the areas of object-relational persistence, data access, and systems integration. He brings together concrete experiences from projects of various sizes and industries with a practical approach to design, testing, and performance tuning.


Paul Clenahan

Actuate Corporation

Presentations: Open Source As Part of a Successful Product Strategy

Paul Clenahan is a founding member of the Eclipse BIRT Project and a member of the BIRT Project PMC (Project Management Committee), the coordination and strategic planning group that leads the project. BIRT ( is one of the most popular open source Business Intelligence projects, with a rapidly growing community of users leveraging BIRT reporting in a wide variety of applications. Paul has over 20 years experience in the enterprise business intelligence industry working in a variety of Product Management and consulting roles with diverse customer applications. In addition to his BIRT project role, Paul is VP of Product Management at Actuate and is 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 also a member of the Eclipse Foundation Requirements Council. Paul holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland


Johan Compagner

Presentations: Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) Technology Project

Johan is a software developer for Servoy, with 10 years of Java experiences, where he works on integrating the DLTK Javascript component into the Servoy RAD IDE. He is a DLTK committer where he works on the Javascript part and also an Apache committer where he works on the the web framework Wicket. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering.


Frederic Conrotte

Presentations: Open Financial Market Platform (OFMP) : The road to OSGi

Frederic Conrotte is OFMP co-project lead and software architect in Kaupthing Bank Luxembourg. He is interested in Middleware Message Oriented (MOM) and Components Oriented Architectures. He is as well co-founder and CTO of Covariance, a company focusing on Financial Markets products and services.


Richard Craddock

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Presentations: Tigerstripe Workbench: Integrated Model-Driven Engineering


John Cunningham

Band XI International

Presentations: Engineering Embedded Runtimes

John Cunningham, President of Band XI International has two decades of experience engineering software solutions in a broad range of industries. Having begun his career in New York City as a consultant at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and Computer Sciences Corporation, he moved on to a line management position at Citigroup (formerly Travelers Insurance). In the mid 1990’s, he joined Object Technology International, a small expert software development firm that was acquired by IBM. For over a decade, Mr. Cunningham served in both technical and business project leadership roles within IBM. In 2005, his desire to construct an agile environment for bright, passionate problem solvers led him to start Band XI International. Mr. Cunningham earned his BS from Columbia University, MS from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and MBA from the University of Connecticut.


Gustavo de Paula

Presentations: The DSDP Mobile Tools for Java Project

Mr. De Paula is a current contributor to the MTJ project. He has a long background with wireless technology and has being working with Java in mobile devices since the first release of MIDP 1.0 in 2000. He has implemented several projects for carriers, such as Vivo and BellSounth and handset manufactures, such as Motorola. Mr. De Paula holds a MSc. in Computer Science and has presented at conferences like JavaOne and Comdex. Currently he is a Senior consultant for Wireless Technology at CESAR - Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems where he works a software architect of for Java development tools.


Achim Demelt

Presentations: Build Automation With Buckminster

Achim works as a software architect for eXXcellent solutions gmbh in Ulm, Germany. He is the project lead for the company's Eclipse-based business application framework. Achim is enthusiastic about model-driven and aspect-oriented software development and is happy to discuss either of them over a frosty beverage.


Eric Dillon

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Presentations: Tigerstripe Workbench: Integrated Model-Driven Engineering

Eric Dillon is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems in the Network Management Technology Group. Eric has 12+ years of experience in the Telecommunication area and has been developing commercial plugins for Eclipse for the last 5 years. He actively contributes to Telecommunication Standards through the TeleManagement Forum. Eric is the Project Lead for the Tigerstripe project (Technology sub-project). He holds a Ph.D in computer science from University of Nancy, France.


Heinz Drews


Presentations: Smooth transition to Eclipse in practice

Heinz Drews is Chief Architect for Cenit AG in Stuttgart. He has more than 35 years experience in the IT industry, primarily with complex integration projects.


Carsten Drossel

compeople AG

Presentations: The Riena User Interface

Carsten Drossel is a software engineer since 2001 with andrena objects AG. Since 2005 he is working for compeople AG on the Smart Client platform. He is a committer for the Eclipse Riena project which provides a homogeneous platform for building multi-tier-enterprise Client/Server applications, using Eclipse RCP. Carsten’s focus is on user-interface and user-interaction.


Sven Efftinge

itemis AG

Presentations: Next generation textual DSLs with Xtext

Sven Efftinge works as consultant, coach and developer and leads a lab of itemis AG in Kiel, Germany. His focus is on domain-specific modelling, generator development and Eclipse technologies - Sven has developed the languages and core of openArchitectureWare 4 as well as the Xtext framework. Always looking for new technologies and concepts which help reducing complexity in enterprise software systems, he can help looking through the maze of the latest hypes. Sven is also a speaker on software conferences, co-author of a book and writes articles for magazines.


Simon Eggler

Presentations: Eclipse on Rails: RCP at the Swiss Railway

Simon Eggler is an independent software consultant based in Bern, Switzerland. He has been using Eclipse RCP from the very start and introduced it to the a large Swiss financial service provider as their strategic framework for building and integrating banking applications. Now, he's working on the Eclipse RCP client of a real time disposition system for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).


Nick Entin


Presentations: Subversive Project: Past Milestones and New Horizons

Nick Entin is VP Development at Polarion Software. Over a year he is responsible for supervision of the Subversive project. Besides Subversive, Nick is responsible for all aspects of the company's software development activities.


Brian Fitzpatrick


Presentations: DTP 2008 Roadmap

Brian has worked in the computer industry for more than 10 years, first as a technical writer and later as a developer. At New Era of Networks, he worked initially with PowerBuilder and then with Visual Basic doing interesting things with the Microsoft Management Console. Later at Sybase he worked in Java on Eclipse-based projects, eventually becoming a founding committer on the Eclipse Data Tools Platform project where he is currently the DTP PMC Chair and the DTP Connectivity and Enablement Team Lead. In his spare time, he likes chasing his kids and pets around his house in Colorado.


Peter Friese

Presentations: Next generation textual DSLs with Xtext

Peter Friese is a software architect for itemis in Kiel. He is a committer for the open source projects openArchitectureWare, Eclipse Modeling, FindBugs, and AndroMDA. As a software engineer and software architect, Peter has worked on a variety of industry projects in different domains such as banking, aerospace and transport. Peter is the author of various articles on the topics of Eclipse, Spring, and model-driven software development and gives lectures on these themes at software conferences.


Doug Gaff

Presentations: Engineering Embedded Runtimes


Juergen Geck

Open-Xchange Inc.

Presentations: equinox for the millions


Quentin Glineur

Presentations: Model transformation, abilities and perspectives through ATL and Declarative QVT


Richard Gronback

Presentations: Modeling Amalgam as a DSL Toolkit

Richard Gronback is chief scientist for modeling products at Borland Software Corporation, managing both open source and commercial product development. Richard co-leads the Modeling project Project Management Committee (PMC), along with Ed Merks of IBM, and leads the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) and Modeling Amalgamation projects. Richard holds a BSE in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and was a reactor operator in the U.S. Navy prior to his current career in software.


Volker Grossmann

Innovations Softwaretechnologie GmbH

Presentations: Graphical Business Rules Management - Shown with the Business Case "Data Cleansing at Eurex"

Volker Grossmann is a software architect and co-founder of Innovations Software Technology, a leading specialist for Business Rules Management. Volker is the product manager of Visual Rules, an Eclipse-based Business Rules Management Platform with a unique graphical modeling approach.


Christof Hammel

RTC Group Inc.

Presentations: Artus - An Eclipse based Design Tool for Automotive Applications

Christof Hammel, born in Schw.Gmünd, Germany, on Nov 25, 1968, received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Universität Stuttgart. From 1990 to 1995, he worked for ARADEX GmbH, developing hardware and software solutions for electrical drivetrain and controller systems. In 1995, he joined Robert Bosch GmbH, system development for Common Rail diesel injections systems. In 2000, he spent one year in the development of car multimedia systems. From 2001 to 2006, he was chief architect for the embedded ECU (Electronic Control Unit) software for diesel engine control systems. Since 2007 he is responsible for embedded software technologies at Diesel-Gasoline-Systems (DGS-EC) at Robert Bosch GmbH. He was significantly involved in the development of the Component Technology BlueArX within Bosch. His professional interests include embedded systems, software architecture and component-oriented software development. Christof Hammel holds several patents in the area of automotive drivetrain applications and published papers on SAE´s World Congress, VDI Kongress and BoCSE conferences.


Hendrik Hoefer

MicroDoc Computersystems GmbH

Presentations: Equinox Hackathon Wrap-up

Hendrik Hoefer is founder and technical director of MicroDoc GmbH (, a company dedicated to Java in the enterprise and embedded space. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry especially in the software architecture and communication space. His interests include programming languages, distributed systems and open source software. Hendrik Hoefer is an active contributor in the Eclipse community ( and board member of the Open Source Business Foundation (


Oisin Hurley

Presentations: SOA Tools - New and Noteworthy


Kenn Hussey

Presentations: Data Models at Eclipse, What's New in MDT?

Kenn Hussey is a program manager for Embarcadero Technologies. He is a member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for the Modeling project, lead of the Model Development Tools (MDT) sub-project, and a committer on the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) sub-project at Eclipse. He is also actively involved with the Object Management Group (OMG), representing Embarcadero on the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Meta-Object Facility (MOF) / XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) revision task forces, as well as the Information Management Metamodel (IMM) submission team. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Kenn was a senior software developer for IBM Rational Software and a senior designer / team leader for Nortel Networks. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Acadia University. Kenn’s blog can be accessed at


Michael Illiger


Presentations: BPEL Designer - Web Service Orchestration with Eclipse

Michael Illiger is a Software Engineer with the Business Process Solutions Group at IBM's Software Laboratory in Boeblingen, Germany. He holds a degree in Information Technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart, Germany. Michael joined IBM in 2006 and since then is working in the area of Business Integration Tooling. He is an active member of the Eclipse BPEL Designer project.


Gilles J. Iachelini

Presentations: Eclipse on Rails: RCP at the Swiss Railway

Gilles is a software architect for the CSC located in Bern, Switzerland, working on a Client Application of a Realtime Disposition System for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) based on Eclipse RCP.


Andrew Johnson


Presentations: Eclipse Memory Analyzer – More Than Just a Heap Walker

Andrew Johnson is a software engineer at the Java Technology Centre, IBM Hursley, England. He joined IBM in 1988, and since 1996 has worked on Java virtual machines, compilers and tools for diagnosing Java problems. He wrote an adapter for the Memory Analyzer Tool to read dumps from IBM JVMs.


Werner Keil

Presentations: Eclipse Babel

Werner has more than 18 years experience on leading-edge technologies for Finance, Telco/Media, Healthcare and Public sector. He develops Portals and Enterprise Systems using Java EE, BEA/Oracle, Microsoft, Ajax, Adobe, other Web 2.0 and Mobile Technologies. He is JCP Spec Lead and Committing member of the Eclipse Foundation.


Matthias Kempka

Innoopract GmbH

Presentations: Enabling Test-First Development for GUI

Matthias Kempka is a TDD developer. He got involved with Eclipse when he created the code coverage tool Coverlipse. After being sucked in by the Eclipse world, he started to work for Innoopract where he applies his interest in test driven development to Eclipse technologies. There he found the need for a JFace/Workbench Robot and started developing one. He is involved with the Yoxos development, does consulting and gives RCP trainings.


Peter Kirschner

SpringSource, Inc aka VmWare now GoPivotal

Presentations: Open System Engineering Environment - An Integrated Solution

Peter works as an independent consultant primarily for the automotive industry. In the past he has been architect for an eclipse-based development environment amongst the complete V-Model tool chain for a leading automotive supplier.


Markus Knauer

Innoopract GmbH

Presentations: From Grid to Cloud computing, News from EPP: The custom Eclipse download and extending the Usage Data Collector

Markus Knauer works as Eclipse developer and consultant at Innoopract Information Systems. There he is involved in the development of the Yoxos Eclipse Distribution and is working on multiple projects developing Eclipse-based SDKs. He is project lead of the Eclipse Packaging Project, co-lead of the g-Eclipse project, and a member of the Eclipse Planning and Architecture Councils.


Jan Koehnlein

itemis AG

Presentations: Next generation textual DSLs with Xtext

Dr. Jan Köhnlein is working as software architect and consultant for itemis AG in Kiel (Germany). He has earned several years of experience in developing tools for model-driven software development, e.g. Poseidon for UML and Apollo for Eclipse (both Gentleware AG). He is a committer for the Eclipse Modeling Project and openArchitectureWare.


Markus Kopf

itemis AG

Presentations: Artus - An Eclipse based Design Tool for Automotive Applications

Markus Kopf holds a Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He works at itemis in Pforzheim. His focus lies on Eclipse-Technology, automated Toolchains and Software-Design as well as Model-Driven Software Deveopment. Markus is an experienced enthusiast for the application and customization of the eclipse-based Jazz platform.


Harald Kornmayer

Presentations: From Grid to Cloud computing

Dr. Harald Kornmayer works at NEC Laboratories Europe in the domains of distributed systems including Grid and Cloud computing. He has experience in many national and international research projects from his former positions in different research institutions. His interests beyond Grid and Cloud computing are SOA and SaaS systems. He is project lead of the Eclipse Project g-Eclipse since its beginning.


Jochen Krause

Innoopract GmbH

Presentations: e4 Symposium, RT project demo

Jochen Krause is the project lead for the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) project, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation. He is CEO of Innoopract, a recognized leader in Eclipse distribution and web application development. Jochen has had a leadership role in the Eclipse community since its inception in 2002, and in addition to RAP development, co-leads the Eclipse Runtime PMC and participates in setting the directions for the next generation Eclipse Platform (e4).


Markus Kuppe

Presentations: Service Discovery and Remote Services with the Eclipse Communication Framework

Markus Kuppe is a software engineer at Versant Corp. focusing on OSGi technology in the object oriented database space. Besides being a contributor to various aspects of Eclipse, he is also a committer on the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) project as well as the Java SLP implementation jSLP. Here his main occupation is with (OSGi) service discovery. He's an open source enthusiast at heart ever since his first project in 2001.


Benoit Langlois

Thales Global Services SAS

Presentations: Deploying Eclipse Modelling on an industrial scale with software factories.

Benoit Langlois is software architect and project leader at Thales. He has 13+ years of experience in model-driven development in small- and large-scale projects. He always tries to improve software industrialisation and to share this value.


Scott Lewis

Presentations: Service Discovery and Remote Services with the Eclipse Communication Framework, ECF Inside and Out

Scott Lewis is the architect and project lead for the Eclipse Communication Framework as well as an active member of the committer community...having previously served on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Before becoming entangled with the Eclipse Foundation and all things Eclipse, he was known to enjoy working on distributed systems R&D, real-time collaboration, and communications applications at his own startup, as well as at BEA Systems, Intel Architecture Labs, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Many moons ago he received a Ph.D in social psychology from the University of Oregon.


Henrik Lindberg

Cloudsmith Inc.

Presentations: Building it all with Buckminster

Henrik is a founder and CTO of Cloudsmith Inc., an Eclipse strategic member and EclipseCon 2008 Gold Sponsor. Henrik has over 20 years of experience architecting and developing innovative infrastructure and application software and tooling. Past positions include leadership of BEA's Java Run-Time Group (JRockit) and CTO and/or technical founder of several publicly and privately held software companies. Henrik leads the Eclipse Spaces project and is a major contributor to the Buckminster project.


Martin Lippert

GoPivotal, Inc.

Presentations: RT Symposium, Aspect Weaving for OSGi

Martin works as consultant and coach for it-agile and is committer on the Equinox incubator project where he works on aspect weaving for OSGi. Ask him about everything related to OSGi and Equinox, how to use Equinox for large business applications or the combination with Spring Dynamic Modules.


Tonny Madsen

The RCP Company

Presentations: Implementing Screen Flows in Eclipse RCP Applications

Tonny Madsen is a log term user and developer for the Eclipse platform. Tonny has 6 years of experience with the Eclipse platform (since version 2.0) and more than 20 years of experience with software development and system architecture.

Now, Tonny is the CEO of The RCP Company, an independent software development company that is specialized in training, mentoring, consultancy, development, and independent products based on the Eclipse™ platform, Rich Client Platform, and the corresponding technologies and tools.

Tonny is also the chairman of, the Danish Eclipse Society.


Marcelo Mayworm

Presentations: ECF Inside and Out

Marcelo Mayworm works with software development, engaged in software architecture and innovative solutions. He has been working for many government-owned, international organization, financial, energy and pharmaceutical corporations. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Rio de Janeiro Federal University in Brazil. He is committer on the Eclipse Communication Framework and his research interests are distributed systems, information retrieval and software architecture.


Jeff McAffer

Presentations: RT Symposium, Eclipse project update, Best Practices for Equinox and OSGi, RT project demo, Equinox p2: provisioning your world, Equinox Hackathon Wrap-up

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is the Founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). He co-leads the RT Project PMC and is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC and the Eclipse Architecture Council and is a Director on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM and 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

Presentations: e4 Symposium, The Unbearable Stupidity of Modeling

Ed Merks leads the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and coleads of the Eclipse Modeling project. He is a coauthor of the authoritative book "EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework" which is nearing completion of a second edition. He is an elected member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and has been recognized by the Eclipse Community Awards as Top Ambassador and Top Committer. Ed is currently interested in all aspects of Eclipse modeling and its application and is well recognized 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. His experience in modeling technology spans 25 years.


Mike Milinkovich

Eclipse Foundation

Presentations: Closing Session


Christine Mitterbauer

MicroDoc Computersystems GmbH

Presentations: Test-Driven-Development Symposium

Christine Mitterbauer is a senior software engineer and authorized signatory at MicroDoc GmbH in Munich. She leads several OSGi-based customer projects especially in the embedded space. MicroDoc introduced Test-Driven Development within these projects and gained quite some experience in TDD. The mostly positive results lead to the adoption of TDD for all development processes within MicroDoc.


Abel Muino Vizcaino

Presentations: IAM new & noteworthy

Abel Muino is the project lead for Eclipse IAM (Integration of Apache Maven) and principal architect for Berggi Inc. For the past 5 years, he has worked as java developer and architect in Data Integration, Security and Services for Mobile Devices.


Philippe Mulet


Presentations: Eclipse project update

Philippe Mulet leads the Eclipse project and the Java Development Tooling (JDT) Eclipse subproject; working at IBM since 1996; he is currently located in Saint-Nazaire (France). In late 1990s, Philippe was in charge of the compiler and code assist tools in IBM Java Integrated Development Environments (IDEs): VisualAge for Java Standard and Micro editions. Philippe became responsible for the infrastructure of the Java tools for Eclipse (2000), then the entire Java tools subproject (2005), and more recently for the overall Eclipse project (2007). Philippe has also been a member of the expert group on compiler API (JSR199), representing IBM. His main interests are in compilation, performance, scalability and meta-level architectures.


Jonathan Musset


Presentations: Eclipse MTL : a Real Standard Alternative for Code Generation

Jonathan Musset is the Technical Director of Obeo and currently leads the M2T MTL project. Jonathan is also a "Reverse Engineering" and "Software Modernization" expert.


Elena Nayashkova


Presentations: Eclipse Memory Analyzer – More Than Just a Heap Walker

Elena Nayashkova is a Software Developer in the Java Server Technology group of SAP. She joined the company in 2006 and currently works in a team developing the Memory Analyzer tool. She is an active developer and committer on the Eclipse Memory Analyzer project, contributed by SAP.


Wolfgang Neuhaus

itemis AG

Presentations: Automotive Symposium

Wolfgang Neuhaus is co-founder and member of the board of itemis AG. He also represents itemis AG in the Board of directors of the Eclipse Foundation. Wolfgang earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund in 1995. He has extensive practical experience in introducing and implementing Model Driven Software Development, which is his core focus. He is a well-known journal-published writer, an IT conference speaker, and is responsible for the technical vision of itemis and for the cooperation with research institutes. He also is a member of the strategy committee for software intensive embedded systems of BITKOM.


Igor Novakovic

Empolis Information Management GmbH

Presentations: SMILA - SeMantic Information Logistics Architecture

Igor Novakovic is Deputy Director Development at empolis GmbH. After joining empolis in 2000, he was at first responsible for the development of some server-side components written in C + + and Java. Later on, beside designing and developing J2EE applications, he successfully introduced company-wide the application lifecycle management based on open source tools. From 2006 he led the development of the solution "empolis Service Lifecycle Suite". Since late 2007 he is the co-lead of the SeMantic Information Logistics Architecture (SMILA) project.


Martin Oberhuber

Intel Corporation

Presentations: DSDP Ganymede Update

Martin is the leader of the DSDP - Target Management project, DSDP PMC member, Platform core and e4 committer, and currently chair of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Driven by his desire for constant improvement, he is involved in many areas around Eclipse. Martin holds an MS degree in Telematics from the University of Technology Graz/Austria, and has been working on Wind River IDEs in Salzburg, Austria since 1998.


Mourad Othman


Presentations: 3D product optimization in a role based client using connectors to different backend systems via SOA-Engine

Mourad Othman is the managing director of the PITERION Group and head of the PLM business line. Mourad holds a master degree in mechanical engineerig from Technical University of Munich and is certified as Sun Java Architect and Oracle DBA.
The PITERION Group is specialized on the Product-Lifecyle Management and innovation management with offices in Stuttgart and Munich (Germany), Tunis (Tunisia) and Zurich (Switzerland). For more information see


Jeffrey Overbey

Presentations: Rapid Refactoring Engine Development Using Ludwig, Eclipse, and the LTK

Jeff Overbey ( is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the developer of Ludwig and a committer on Photran, the Eclipse Technology project providing an IDE and refactoring support for Fortran.


Steffen Pingel


Presentations: Mylyn 3.0 New & Noteworthy


Andrey Platov

Xored Software Inc

Presentations: Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) Technology Project

Andrey Platov is a Project Lead for the Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) project.


Marc R. Hoffmann

Presentations: Eclipse on Rails: RCP at the Swiss Railway

Marc works as an independent consultant and was involved in the development of several commercial as well as open source Eclipse/RCP based projects and software products since 2004. At SBB Marc contributes to the Eclipse based real-time user interfaces of the Rail Control System (RCS) system.


Kaloyan Raev

Zend Technologies

Presentations: Web Tools Platform Project Update

Kaloyan Raev is a committer in the Eclipse Web Tools Platform project. He executes the roles of EJB Tools project lead, PMC member and User Experience lead.

Kaloyan is employed by SAP Labs Bulgaria. There he works in the SAP NetWeaver division towards aligning the Java EE toolset of the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio with the Eclipse WTP project.

You may visit Kaloyan's blog for some shared thoughts about Eclipse.


Mark Russell

Google Inc.

Presentations: RAP vs GWT - Which AJAX Technology is for You?

Co-architect of the Instantiations continuous build and deployment system. Build master with 14 years experience developing both large and small build systems for Fortune 500 and open source projects alike. Instantiations Product Developer. Eclipse committer.


Dave Russo

Texas Instruments

Presentations: Introducing Real-Time Software Components (RTSC) for Embedded C/C++ within Eclipse

Dave Russo is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at TI, and currently serves as the Target Content Infrastructure CTO within TIs Software Development Organization. Before joining TI, Dave was co-founder of Spectron Microsystems, where he helped create the first real-time operating system for DSP (SPOX/C3x) in 1988 and DSP/BIOS in 1997. After TI acquired Spectron, Dave guided evolution and diffusion of DSP/BIOS for use on TI architectures. He is the original author of eXpressDSP Algorithm Standard (xDAIS), recently served as lead architect and developer of TIs Codec Engine multi-media framework for advanced SOCs, and is co-creator of the Real-Time Software Component model and its associated tools. Dave has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from MIT and a PhD from University of California, Santa Barbara.


Jan S. Rellermeyer


Presentations: Service Discovery and Remote Services with the Eclipse Communication Framework

Jan S. Rellermeyer received his MSc CS in Distributed Systems from ETH Zürich, Switzerland, in 2006. Currently, Jan is doing a PhD in the Systems Group at ETH, which is lead by Prof. Gustavo Alonso, Prof. Donald Kossmann, Prof. Timothy Roscoe, and Prof. Nesime Tatbul. Jan is the author of the Concierge Framework, an OSGi technology implementation, the Java SLP implementation jSLP, and of R-OSGi, a transparent solution for remote OSGi services. He is additionally working with the Eclipse ECF team on the transparent remote service integration into the Eclipse platform. His research interests are distributed systems, middleware, databases, operating systems, mobile and embedded devices, and software architecture. Since January, Jan is the second invited researcher of the OSGi Alliance.


Markus Sabadello

Presentations: Higgins Identity Framework

I have been with Parity Communications ( for about a year, working on several components of the Eclipse Higgins project. I am from Vienna/Austria.


Doug Schaefer

Blackberry Limited

Presentations: Engineering Embedded Runtimes, Writing Code Analysis and Refactoring tools with the CDT

Doug Schaefer is the Eclipse CDT (C/C++ Development Tools) project lead and has been contributing to the CDT since it's inception in 2002. Doug is also an engineering manager at Wind River where his team works on install and licensing technology for Wind River's products. In that role, he is becoming a p2 expert as well. Doug is also leading the Eclipse e4 Resource project which is working on updates to the Eclipse resources system for the Eclipse 4.0.


Michael Scharf

Presentations: TCF: The Target Communication Framework

Michael is one of the architects of the Wind River Workbench, CDT based IDE for embedded development. He works for WindRiver since 1994. Earlier in his career, he worked for 9 years in the area of computational molecular biology using object oriented technology for analysis and visualization of complex data. He is working with eclipse since 2001.


Thomas Schindl


Presentations: e4 Symposium, E4 - The model workbench - The current design state, Writing Datacentric applications with RCP+EMF+Databinding

Tom is self-employed and CEO of Systemhaus Gmbh a software company building applications (RCP, J2EE) for companies around the world. Besides implementing solutions their own consulted companies to introduce Eclipse Technologies into their software stack by providing its knowledge about Eclipse Technologies and Software Design experience.

Tom is one of the Platform-UI and Nebula committers working on JFace-Viewers, Nebula-Grid and contributed patches to other eclipse projects (EMF, ...). He is the founder of the UFacekit-Project which builds a layer of abstraction above Eclipse-Databinding.

He is a regular contributor to the eclipse newsgroups and received the top contributor award in 2007 for his work on JFace-Viewers.

Tom is part of the E4 project team and has written the EMF based platform prototype used as the starting point for the implementation of the next generation of the Eclipse-Platform.


Alexander Schleif

Presentations: Smooth transition to Eclipse in practice

Alexander Schleif is member of the “Methods, Architectures & Tools” team of Deutsche Bausparkasse Badenia AG. The finance company is Germany’s fourth largest, private building and loan association. There he has been working in various Java projects since 2000.


Christoph Schlumpf

Presentations: Eclipse as an integration platform for model-based product development in the insurance industry

Christoph Schlumpf is a senior systems architect at AXA Winterthur. He studied at ETH Zürich and holds degrees in both Environmental Science and Computer Science. Since joining the company in 1999 he has been working on product definition systems.


Georg Schmidt

Presentations: SMILA - SeMantic Information Logistics Architecture

Georg Schmidt co-founded 1998 the BROX IT-Solutions GmbH. Since the company foundation he managed the development department. He was initiator of the EIF, an information management framework for integrating information access technology in complex enterprise environments.


Markus Schorn

Intel Corporation

Presentations: What's new in CDT 5.0

I am a Software Engineer working on developement tools for Wind River Systems, Inc. since 2001. My company started to focus on Open Source a few years ago. Since then I am working on the CDT project as a committer.


David Sciamma

Sierra Wireless

Presentations: Ecore Tools Update and Roadmap

David is manager of the Eclipse Development Team at Anyware Technologies and is leading a EMFT component : Ecore Tools. He also spends his time giving Eclipse trainings and consultings on Eclipse, EMF, GMF, RCP... and other cool Eclipse stuffs.


Heiko Seeberger

Weigle Wilczek GmbH

Presentations: RT Symposium, Aspect Weaving for OSGi

Heiko Seeberger is WeigleWilczek’s technical director. His main areas of expertise include the development of enterprise applications using OSGi, Eclipse RCP, Spring, AspectJ and Java EE. Heiko brings more than ten years of professional experience in IT consulting and software development to the Eclipse Training Alliance, actively contributes to Eclipse projects and regularly shares his expertise in articles and talks.


Sun Seng David TAN


Presentations: Apogee update & directions

Sun Seng is a java developer of the ECM open source vendor, Nuxeo since 2007. He is one of the main developers of Apogee Project (Nuxeo RCP). Holder of an Engineer Diploma in IT and networking, Sun is an Eclipse RCP developer since 2006. In Australia (Economic Outlook, Adelaide), he contributed on Spike 3 project (management of bookings and calculation of child care benefit (CCB) based on Eclipse RCP and Glassfish). He is also involved in several projects around Nuxeo EP (Office Software integrated component : LiveEdit. Web scripting on top of nuxeo platform : WebEngine).


Steve Sfartz

Presentations: Eclipse Silverlight Development Toolkit - SLDT

Steve Sfartz has been working in Object and Services Oriented Architecture for 15 years, starting in the C++ and NeXT industry in 1994, early Java adopter in 1996, with a focus on the .Net/Microsoft platform since 2005. Steve currently works for Microsoft France as a Technology Evangelist with expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Interoperability, SOA & Cloud Computing. After incubating the Eclipse Tools for Silverlight project, Steve now supports SOYATEC with technical guidance. His blogs : A Cup of Silverlight, Think Big mais pas trop..., SOA & Interop @ Microsoft France, Cloud Computing @ Microsoft France.


Adrian Skehill

Presentations: Building it all with Buckminster

Adrian Skehill is the Founder and Managing Director of Calom Technologies, a company developing software to power the next generation of Set Top Boxes. Prior to founding Calom, Adrian held a number of development roles with IONA Technologies for 10 years. The later part of this time was spent leading the user interface team in building eclipse plugins to support IONA's products. He also played a key role in the eclipse STP project, leading the service creation project and was part of the team that got the STP onto the main eclipse release train. Adrian has now become a committer on the Buckminster project and is helping the project develop out its build and test systems.


Reginald Stadlbauer

froglogic GmbH

Presentations: Automated RCP GUI Testing

Reginald Stadlbauer was born in Graz, Austria. After working as Senior Software Architect at Trolltech AS (today Nokia Qt Software) he co-founded froglogic in Hamburg, Germany. froglogic specializes on cross-platform, automated GUI testing with the flagship product Squish. Reginald works as CEO at froglogic and is resposible for the technical and business aspects of the automated GUI testing tool Squish.


Eike Stepper

Presentations: CDO Model Repository - An Update


Dave Thomas

Bedarra Research Labs

Presentations: Next Generation Embedded Software - The Imperative is Agility!

Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an engineer, consultant, architect, executive, and investor. He is the Founder and Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs, a company specializing in emerging software technologies and applications. He is also the Managing Director of Object Mentor, a company specializing in the training and deployment of Agile and Object-Oriented Software Development methodologies. He is best known as the founder and past CEO of Object Technology International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs) where he led the commercial introduction of object and component technology. Dave is widely published in software engineering literature and remains active in various roles within the technical community including ECOOP, AOSD, JAOO, Agile Development Conference, OOPSLA Onward, ENASE, and Dynamic Language Symposium. He is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as well as a founding director of the Agile Alliance, an ACM Distinguished Engineer, President of AITO, and an advisor for IEEE Software. He also writes an expert column in the Journal of Object Technology.


Jan Trnka

Presentations: Graphical Business Rules Management - Shown with the Business Case "Data Cleansing at Eurex"

Jan Trnka, founder and CEO of STABILIT Informatik AG. From 1980 to 1986 Jan worked as project leader and software engineer for a logistics company in Switzerland. Form 1986 to 1992 he worked as a consultant for transaction processing at Digital Equipment Corporation and later, Compaq. Since 1992 he has worked as an IT-consultant and software engineer for many customers in the financial industry. For almost 15 years Jan has been substantially involved in the development of electronic trading systems at Swiss Exchange in Zürich. He is co-architect of the Repo trading platform established in 1998, owned and operated by EUREX.


Jason Van Zyl


Presentations: CANCELLED: m2eclipse: Present and Future


Paul VanderLei

Band XI International

Presentations: Best Practices for Equinox and OSGi

Paul VanderLei
Technical Director & Chief Scientist, Band XI International.
Mr. VanderLei has more than 20 years of software engineering experience using a variety of technologies applied to many domains. He is well known in the Eclipse community for his innovative, yet straightforward, engineering solutions to complex problems. He coauthors an upcoming book on the proper construction of embedded Java applications using the OSGi software architecture. Mr. VanderLei has more than 10 years of experience developing embedded Java applications and user interfaces for the automotive and medical industry as a founding member of the IBM Embedded Java Enablement Team. Before joining Band XI International, he had been providing enablement services for the Rational Team Concert (Jazz) product lines as a Senior Software Architect for IBM Rational Systems.


Darko Varju

Innoopract GmbH

Presentations: News from EPP: The custom Eclipse download and extending the Usage Data Collector

Darko Varju studies Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe. He works for Innoopract where he is involved in the development of the Yoxos-on-Demand and several Single Sourcing projects. His thesis covered an implementation and enablement of the EPP UDC for RAP environments.


Marcus Voelcker

Presentations: Eclipse on Rails: RCP at the Swiss Railway


Markus Voelter

itemis AG

Presentations: Eclipse Modeling Symposium


Gunnar Wagenknecht


Presentations: The CloudFree Commerce Platform

Gunnar is a software engineer who loves server and application architectures especially those involving Equinox/OSGi. In his primary role at AGETO he is thrilled to work on open source software, emerging platforms and technologies and to help companies understand Eclipse and OSGi and execute on their business objectives in an open source context. He is a very active member of the Eclipse Community and a prolific contributor with many years of experience on numerous Eclipse projects; Gunnar is also a member of the Technology PMC which he represents on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Apart from Eclipse he also loves chatting about fishing, diving and family over a good beer or a glass of dry, barrel aged red wine.


Jason Weathersby

Presentations: Whats New With BIRT 2.3

Jason Weathersby is the BIRT Evangelist at Actuate Corporation and a member of the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Project Management Committee (PMC). Jason has over 15 years experience in the software development field, ranging from real time process control to business intelligence software. At Actuate, Jason is currently responsible for educating the Open Source community on BIRT and encouraging its adoption.


Eclipse Webmaster

Presentations: Lunch, Lunch, Poster Reception, BOFs, BOFs, Lunch


Joern Weigle

Suprematic Solutions UGmbH

Presentations: Eclipse in the Banking Industry

Dr. Weigle is managing partner of WeigleWilczek and in charge of the IT consulting services as well as the company's finance, human resources and marketing management. He is also driver of the Eclipse Training Alliance.


Andre Weinand


Presentations: Extending Eclipse for Globally Distributed Teams: Building Jazz with Jazz

André Weinand is a senior developer with the IBM Rational Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland since 1997. He is a team lead and component owner on IBM's Jazz project, the Eclipse based framework for collaborative software development. Before joining Jazz he played an active role in the Eclipse project since its inception, working on JFace, Compare, JDT UI, and the effort to bring Eclipse to Mac OS X. André has been an object-oriented developer, consultant, and architect for more than two decades, working on a wide variety of projects, large and small. Prior to joining IBM he was a member of Taligent's "People, Places, and Things" team. He is one of the principal designers and implementors of ET++, the first portable C++ application framework. André has a doctorate in computer science from the University of Zurich.


Andreas Winter

Presentations: Eclipse as an integration platform for model-based product development in the insurance industry

Andreas Winter is co-founder and technical director of in2solutions AG, a company dedicated to solution delivery in the financial services industry. He has more than 25 years of professional experience especially in software architecture and lifecycle management. His interests include open source software, rule based systems, software product lines and product definition systems.


Oliver Wolf

Presentations: Eclipse Swordfish — an Open Source SOA Runtime Framework for the Enterprise

Oliver Wolf works for SOPERA GmbH, an open source SOA product company based out of Bonn, Germany. He is reponsible for the architecture of SOPERA's SOA runtime platform and leads the Eclipse Swordfish project. Prior to joining SOPERA, Oliver held positions in software architecture and IT security consulting.


David Wood

Symbian Foundation Ltd.

Presentations: Why Should the Mobile World Go Open Source?

David Wood is Executive Vice-President, Research at Symbian. He joined Psion as a software engineer in June 1988, and gradually moved into roles involving software architecture and system integration. He was an early adopter of object-oriented technology within Psion in the late 1980s and saw this come to fruition in popular handheld devices such as the Series 3 and Series 3a. From 1994 to 1997 he oversaw the development of the upper layers of the software system that eventually became known as Symbian OS. He was a founding director of Symbian on its formation in 1998. From 1998 to 2002 he headed Symbian's Technical Consulting department, building and directing teams that worked with Symbian's customers to create the world's first smartphones. From 2002 to 2004 he was EVP of Partnering at Symbian, creating partner programs to foster sustained commercial success for companies in the Symbian ecosystem. As EVP of Research, David is now responsible for understanding and guiding Symbian's response to disruptive trends in technology, business, and society. David has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Westminster.




Presentations: Eclipse Silverlight Development Toolkit - SLDT

Yves YANG, Eclipse committer, has over 17 years of experience working with OO software development and mainly worked on Eclipse and ODBMS: GemStone, Matisse and Versant. He was the chief architect of EclipseUML and co-founder/CTO of Omondo from 2002 to early 2006. He is also the project leader of an Open source: EclipseJDO In Soyatec, he has developed two new products: eBPMN designer and eFace, and an Open source project for Microsoft Silverlight development in Eclipse: His activities focus on the EMF/UML/BPMN/BPDM modeling, GUI/XAML/VE development and OutSourcing in China.


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