The PDE team is hosting a soiree!!!
The BOF, which will consist of PDE and Equinox committers as well as old- school OSGi developers, will discuss and debate with the community the current state of PDE as a bundle development environment, the accomplishments, the challenges and the road ahead. We also plan to go for drinks afterwards.
Chris Aniszczyk is a software engineer at IBM Lotus focusing on OSGi related development. He is an open source enthusiast at heart, and he works on the Gentoo Linux distribution and is a committer on a few Eclipse projects (PDE, ECF, EMFT). He's always available to discuss open source and Eclipse over a frosty beverage.
Wassim Melhem is the PDE component lead for the Eclipse Platform project, and works at the IBM software laboratory in Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Eclipse in 2002, Wassim has sequenced DNA and implemented XML and Java code-generating tools for the MQSeries family of runtimes. Wassim holds a Bachelor of Mathematics with Honours in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
Brian Bauman is a senior committer on the PDE component under the Eclipse Platform project, and works at the IBM software laboratory in Austin Texas. Prior to the PDE work, he helped developed OSGi development tooling on an eclipse based platform. Brian graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Mike Pawlowski is a software developer at the IBM Toronto Labs and is currently a committer on the PDE component. Prior to joining the Eclipse project, he worked on XML parsing technologies implementing tools for both proprietary and open-source parsers. Mike holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
Pascal is a developer with IBM Rational Software at the IBM Ottawa labs (formerly Object Technology International) since 2002, and has been developing PDE Build since then. He has also played a key role in the development of the OSGi based runtime from the first prototypes developed in the Equinox project to its integration in Eclipse. Pascal holds a Master degree from the ESSI (France) and a PhD from the University of Nice (France).
Tom has 9 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer, and is currently working for IBM Lotus. Focus is on modularity and OSGi Framework design and development. He is the lead developer for the Equinox OSGi Framework implementation in Eclipse. He is a participant in the OSGi specification process. In particular, he has participated in specifying the modularity features of the OSGi R4 and R4.1 specification. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas El Paso.