Kevin's history with Eclipse is about as long as you can get, being one of the original Eclipse team members before it went open source. His area of specialty user interface design and development. He's had various Eclipse related roles including team lead and committer for Team/CVS, UI design and development lead for IBM WebSphere Integration Developer, and presently a member of the Eclipse Platform UI team. Before Eclipse, Kevin has been a team lead and developer on IBM and OTI tooling projects such as Visual Age for Java, Visual Age for Smalltalk, and Envy Smalltalk.
Dr. Wagner is the former lead of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform project, and now works with Microsoft's Visual Studio Platform team on the evolution of its Visual Studio products. Dr. Wagner's background in IDEs, including both research and product development, has included a wide variety of patents, papers, and operational contributions. With extensive experience in the Eclipse open source community, companies such as BEA that leverage and extend open source across their product offerings, and with Microsoft and other companies producing commercial IDEs, Dr. Wagner has garnered a wealth of insight into the similarities and differences in the business, technology, and product models.