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Miro Spönemann (committee chair) is a committer and project lead for several Eclipse projects and co-leads TypeFox, a company specializing in custom tools and languages with open source technologies. He started to get involved in open source development while researching graph layout algorithms and their application to graphical modeling at the University of Kiel. Miro has been contributing to the Eclipse community by kickstarting new projects, giving presentations at several events, and supporting the transfer of the Open VSX Registry to the Eclipse Foundation. Innovation, strategy and community work are at the heart of his interest.
Dmitry Aleksandrov is a software developer at Oracle, Java Champion, and Oracle Groundbreaker. He is currently working on Project Helidon. He has more than a decade of experience mainly in Java Enterprise in banking/telecom, but is interested in dynamic languages on JVM and features like massive computations on GPUs. A true believer in open source and community driven initiatives, Dmitry is a co-lead of the Bulgarian Java User Group and co-organizer of jPrime Conf. He is a blogger and also a frequent speaker at local events as well as conferences like JavaOne/CodeOne, Devoxx/Voxxed and Joker/JPoint.
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Cédric Brun (chair emeritus) is CEO at Obeo and strives to build great products in Eclipse and on Eclipse, mostly focused on pragmatic modeling technologies to build high value tools for industry, aerospace, and automotive, plus commercializing off-the-shelve products for system engineering and enterprise architecture. He is a member of the Modeling PMC, project lead of Amalgam, and a committer on the Acceleo and Sirius projects.
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Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser is an evangelist for strategic Open Source topics within the Bosch group. In the past he has shaped strategic Open Source activities, like the OpenADx working group, or the Reference Compliance Tooling Working Group of the Open Chain project. Currently he is working on the Industrial Grade Linux initiative, part of a new corporate program for the facilitation of AIoT software development and smart product creation for a broad range of IoT use cases.
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Noopur Gupta is an Eclipse enthusiast working as an advisory software engineer at IBM India Software Labs. She co-leads the Eclipse Java Development Tools project and has been a committer on the project for more than a decade. Before that, she was associated with Eclipse during her work at SAP Labs India. Noopur has been an evangelist of Eclipse technologies and is a recognized speaker at several Eclipse events. She is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council.
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Shelley Lambert is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. She is interested in secure development initiatives for open-source projects and is actively collaborating across projects and organizations in risk reduction activities. She is also deeply committed to creating environments where everyone has opportunities to learn and grow, encouraging diversity, equity and inclusion to attract and keep a broad community of open-source contributors. To achieve work-life balance with her technical career, Shelley also serves as a director of Forêt Capitale Forest, a non-profit with a mission to increase the urban forest canopy and biodiversity in Canada's National Capital region.
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Philip Langer is CEO of EclipseSource in Austria, supporting companies in architecting and developing custom IDEs, domain-specific tools and modeling environments with his extensive experience on Eclipse tool platforms and modeling technologies. His current focus is on frameworks for web-based cloud IDEs, graphical modeling tools, and custom C/C++ IDEs. Philip is the co-founder and project lead of several successful open source technologies at the Eclipse Foundation, such as Eclipse GLSP, EMF.cloud and CDT Cloud. Moreover, he is an active committer of Theia, Sprotty, and EMF technologies, such as EMF Compare and Papyrus.
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Filipe Prezado is a Program Manager at Microsoft in the SDV & Mobility Engineering Team focusing on next generation software defined vehicle architecture, application models and development paradigms. He represents Microsoft in the Eclipse SDV working group and is the project lead and committer for Eclipse Chariott and Eclipse Ibeji projects. Filipe joined Microsoft in 1999 working as a development consultant and has held positions in different roles across multiple organizations in Microsoft since then. Filipe is passionate about innovation and research, loves to tinker with devices and toys with innovative ways of doing things. He is an avid practitioner of Albert Einstein’s quote: "Never memorize something that you can look up.”
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Jens Reimann is a Principal Software Engineer in the messaging team of Red Hat, focusing on IoT related topics. In addition to working with several Eclipse and OSGi based technologies for many years, he is also committer on several Eclipse IoT projects, IoT PMC co-lead, and project lead of two projects: Eclipse NeoSCADA and Eclipse Package Drone.
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Torkild Ulvøy Resheim (chair emeritus) is a Senior Software Engineer and Co-Owner of Itema, a software consultancy based in Trondheim, Norway. As a contractor and consultant, he has assisted companies in utilizing a wide range of Eclipse technologies over the past decades. The majority of his time has been dedicated to developing solutions for the semiconductor, maritime, offshore energy, and government sectors. Torkild has also contributed to numerous Eclipse projects and participated in various steering groups during this period. Additionally, he has served as a Contributing Member representative on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors for the past six terms.
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Marta Rybczynska has engaged in various open-source projects for 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in network security and has developed embedded software (including a Linux kernel port to a new architecture) and tooling. At the same time, for her, communication is at least as crucial as development itself. Because of this, she is currently a frequent speaker at various open-source conferences. She has been working with Eclipse Foundation as a Technical Program Manager for security since January 2023.
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Arjan Tijms is the co-founder of Jakarta EE support company OmniFish, and is currently project lead for a number of Jakarta projects including Jakarta- Security, Authentication, Authorization, Faces and Expression Language. He is the co-creator of the popular OmniFaces library for JSF that was a 2015 Duke’s Choice Award winner, and is the author of three books: The Definitive Guide to JSF, Pro CDI 2 in Java EE 8, and The Definitive Guide to Security in Jakarta EE. He has been active as an EG member under the JCP for JSF (JSR 372) and Security API (JSR 375), and has participated as a member in the Jakarta EE Steering and Specification committees. Arjan holds an MSc degree in computer science from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
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Angelika Wittek is an independent software engineer, architect and OS enthusiast. Currently she is working for the openMDM(R) Eclipse Working Group as product manager. On behalf of the Eclipse Foundation, she also supports CatenaX as an open source governance consultant. She is active in the Eclipse community and a member of the Automotive Project Management Committee. Angelika earned a degree as a Diplom-Informatikerin from the University of Würzburg in Germany.
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