Philippe is a passionate open source software developer, Eclipse activist and enthusiast plug-in developer. He is the CTO and co-founder of nexB, a software company dedicated to open source and application life-cycle management tools and services. He is a maintainer for EasyEclipse, an open source distribution of useful Eclipse plug-ins, and active contributor to several open source Eclipse projects, including PHPEclipse and the Ajax Toolkit Framework. As a volunteer, he recently led the Google Summer of Code program for Eclipse. He has worked at McDonnell Douglas, Accenture, and BearingPoint in various software development and consulting positions and on assignments at Apple, BEA, Checkpoint, Cisco, HP, Mercury, Microsoft, NetApp and SAP.
Francois co-fonded nexB, Inc in 2003 with Philippe Ombredanne and Michael Herzog, to focus on delivering open and realistic solution for Application Development, Testing and Deployment, in short: open-source ALM. Prior to nexB, Francois cofounded, and lead the Development team at ViaFone, a provider of mobile applications for the enterprise, subsequently sold to Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND). In previous roles, Francois also was instrumental in starting Collage, an Intranet Content Manager for NetObjects. Francois graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.