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    Manumitting Technologies

    Brian is the founder of Manumitting Technologies in Guelph, Canada. He is an active committer on the e4 and Platform/UI teams. He has created several Eclipse-based products and plugins. Brian is often found answering questions about Eclipse on IRC and the forums, and was nominated as a top contributor for the Eclipse 2011 Awards.

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    Planview, Inc.

    Carrie Nauyalis manages the strategic direction and development of Planview Enterprise Product Portfolio Management and Planview Process Builder. Ms. Nauyalis began her career at Planview implementing portfolio management solutions and training clients around the world, specializing in large, international implementations. She is now creating new opportunities for Planview customers with offerings and features that extend the benefits of Planview Enterprise further into the world of product development. Prior to Planview, Ms. Nauyalis held various systems engineering positions with Emerson Process. She earned her Bachelor

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    Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. He built his first website around 1997 and during the following years worked on lots of large, international websites. Chris then spent a few years at Yahoo building products and training people, and is now at Mozilla.

    Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development, and has written many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashingmagazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie, and more.

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    Christian Bourgeois is a software developer for Compuware Canada. Since 2000 he has worked in multiple industries including banking, life insurance, telecommunication and retail. He is now member of a team working on the next generation of Application Performance Management (APM) tools. Christian

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    compeople AG

    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. He is also leading the SWT/Qt effort.

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    DevBoost GmbH

    Christian is one of the founder of DevBoost a company that strives to leverage quality and efficiency in software engineering based on influences from software modelling, domain-specific languages, software product lines and agile approaches. He is committer for various open-source projects (e.g., EMFText, FeatureMapper, JaMoPP, JUnitLoop, HEDL). Christian and his colleagues regularly publish articles in the Eclipse- and the Javamagazin and give talks at various events.

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    Cole is a software engineer with 10 years experience. For the past 7 years he has worked on Eclipse RCP and more recently RAP applications at Texas A&M University, and is a committer on the RAP project. This year, he began working for The Welland Company where he is modernizing their enterprise data processing applications and has learned to better appreciate the benefits of Eclipse and OSGi.

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    Dan Rubel is an entrepreneur and an expert in the design and application of object-oriented technologies with more than 20 years of commercial software development experience, including 14 years of experience with Java and ten years with Eclipse. Currently he is working on Dart Editor ( as part of the Dart team at Google. Prior to working at Google, he was the primary architect and product manager for several successful commercial products including RCP Developer and WindowTester, and has played key design and leadership roles in other commercial products such as WindowBuilder Pro, VA Assist, and CodePro Studio. He has co-founded a successful company, co-authored the Eclipse Plug-ins book and the Eclipse GEF book, and is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences. Some of the more recent 10+ presentations made include:

    Building e4 Plug-ins
    by Dan Rubel and Eric Clayberg, EclipseCon 2010,

    Building Commercial-Quality Eclipse Plug-Ins,
    by Dan Rubel and Eric Clayberg, EclipseCon 2009,

    RAP vs GWT - Which AJAX Technology is for You?,
    by Dan Rubel and Mark Russell, EclipseCon 2008,

    Co-Author: "Eclipse Plug-ins" (3rd Edition),
    Addison Wesley, Dec 2008. ISBN: 0-321-55346-2

    Co-Author: "Eclipse GEF",
    Addison Wesley, Aug 2011. ISBN: 0-321-71850-X

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    Black Duck

    Dave Gruber is Black Duck Software’s Director of Developer Programs. He has an extensive background in software development, with over 30 years’ experience in enterprise application development, IT management, product management and product marketing. Gruber was an early pioneer of web infrastructure and development technologies working at companies like Allaire, Macromedia and Adobe. At Black Duck, Gruber drives developer go-to-market strategies and programs, with a focus on helping developers gain greater visibility and insights into the world of open source software leading to faster development.

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  • Red Hat

    David Bosschaert, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, spends the majority of his time on the JBoss OSGi framework, JBoss AS7, Apache Aries and other open source projects. He is also co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group and an active participant in the OSGi Cloud efforts.
    Before joining JBoss/Red Hat in 2010, David worked for IONA Technologies and Progress Software in Dublin, Ireland.

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    Eclipse Foundation, Inc.

    Denis, also known as an Eclipse Webmaster, has been the primary IT guy for since 2004. In addition to managing the network and server infrastructure, he is also a committer on the Babel internationalization project and, once upon a time, wrote Java code on a regular basis. He can be reached at or @droy_eclipse on Twitter.

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    Donnie is an IT industry analyst at RedMonk as well as an open-source developer and leader of Gentoo Linux. He brings a strong quantitative and analytical background as a Ph.D.-trained scientist to bear on software development and community management.

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    Oracle Canada

    Project co-lead of the EclipseLink project, member of the RT PMC and Architecture council. Broad background in consulting and product development with a focus on Java Persistence, REST and HTML5/JavaScript client development.

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    Ed Merks founded his own small consulting company, Macro Modeling. He is a coauthor of the authoritative book "EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework" which is published as a second expanded edition. He has been an elected member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors for the past five years and has been recognized by the Eclipse Community Awards as Top New Comer Evangelist, Top Ambassador, and Top Committer and has received the Eclipse Lifetime Contribution Award. Ed is well known 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 AG and is currently living in Berlin. His experience in modeling technology spans twenty eight years.