About the Program Committee

We are proud to say that the sessions and keynotes at EclipseCon Europe / OSGI Community Event are chosen by an independent program committee made up of volunteers from the Eclipse and OSGi communities.

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Jonas Helming (committee chair) is General Manager of EclipseSource Munich as well as a consultant, trainer, and software engineer. His focus is on Java, UI Modeling, Eclipse RCP, Eclipse Modeling, and Eclipse 4. Jonas is an active member of the Eclipse community and serves as lead of two Eclipse projects and contributes to others. In 2013, he won the Eclipse Top Newcomer Evangelist award. He has also published a book about the Eclipse 4.2 SDK.

Cédric Brun, CTO at Obeo, strives to build great products in Eclipse and on Eclipse. Mostly focused on pragmatic modeling technologies and tools, he is a member of the Modeling PMC, Project Lead of Amalgam and also a committer on the Acceleo, Sirius, and Mylyn Intent projects.

Christian Campo is project lead for Eclipse Riena, a committer on multiple Eclipse projects, a developer for iPhone and iPad, and is interested in JavaFX and Cloud Storage.

Mike Francis (OSGi) is the newly appointed OSGi Alliance VP of Marketing and the Sales and Marketing Director at Paremus. As a member of the OSGi Alliance Community Event program committee, Mike has attended the joint event with EclipseCon Europe many times and is pleased to be involved again. With his work at Paremus, Mike has been involved with OSGi technology for the Service Fabric since 2005, and his colleagues are active committers on the Bndtools Eclipse plugin. You can follow @service_fabric on Twitter for Mike and @OSGiAlliance for the latest OSGi Alliance news and announcements.

Kai Hudalla has been working at Bosch on solutions for the Internet of Things in application domains like smart home, energy management, e-mobility, and automotive long before the term reached its recent popularity and ubiquity. He is an active committer on several Eclipse IoT projects and has just recently started the Hono project together with other members from the community, aiming at providing an integration platform for connecting millions of devices to the cloud. Kai holds a degree in mathematics from University of Hannover in Germany and enjoys playing a round of golf whenever weather conditions permit.

Simon Kaufmann works at itemis as an IT consultant. His focus is on modeling technologies as well as on development infrastructure and tooling. He is experienced with runtime technologies and web development and is project lead of the Eclipse Skalli project.

Achim Lörke (chair emeritus) is a Managing Director at BREDEX GmbH in Germany. He is also the project lead for the Eclipse Jubula project. His work focus is on software architectures, open source strategies and managing the software quality assurance team at BREDEX. His involvement with Eclipse started about 10 years ago when the closed source predecessor of Jubula was developed as an RCP application. In his spare time he likes to paddle his canoe and to stargaze (obviously at different times and locations).

Daniel Megert leads the Platform and the JDT subprojects and represents the Eclipse top-level project in the Eclipse Planning Council, and is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Dani worked at OTI and now works at IBM Research GmbH. He is one of the initial Eclipse Project committers. His interests include user interface and API design, editors, software quality, and performance.

Christian Pontesegger fell in love with Eclipse in 2007 and develops RCP applications for Infineon Technologies AG ever since. While this involves lots of low level device communication, his passion belongs to scripting. As project lead of EASE, he tries to make Eclipse more dynamic and adaptable to the needs of its users.

Torkild Ulvøy Resheim is a software engineer and Eclipse enthusiast. He got hooked on programming using a VIC-20 in 1984 and has been writing code ever since. He has a background in 4GL ERP systems, but for the past 12 years he has mostly been developing Eclipse based IDEs and RCP applications. He is a co-owner of Itema, a small consulting firm in Trondheim, Norway. Torkild is an Eclipse committer and regularly contributes to open source projects, some of his own making.

Susan Schwarze (OSGi) acts as an interface among technologists, the user communities, and potential adopters, communicating the technology value and translating adopter needs and wants into technical requirements. As such she has received the honorarium "OSGi Laureate" for life by the OSGi Board of Directors for her outstanding contributions and leadership achievements in driving the OSGi Alliance and the adoption of OSGi technology. She is currently a member of the Bosch project IoT Ecosystem, with responsibility for the Framework Consortium sub-project that focuses on standards and relevant OSS projects.

Angelika Wittek currently works as a freelance IT consultant, application architect, and software developer. She has been using the Eclipse IDE since 2004. She recently began to build systems using MQTT and related components. In her free time she likes to go to the mountains or experiment with her raspberry pi. Angelika holds a degree in computer science from the University  of Würzburg.

Matthias Zimmermann is responsible for developing the open source business at Business Systems Integration AG (Switzerland). In the past, he has been working as a project manager and since 2010 as co-lead of the Eclipse Scout project. He also likes to tinker with Arduino boards and is interested in all things IoT.


Program Committee for the Project Quality Theme Day


Alexandra Schladebeck is product owner of the Eclipse Jubula project and the standalone tools Jubula and GUIdancer. With a background in linguistics, it's not much of a surprise that Alex usually acts as a two-way translator between development teams and customers. Her roles as a consultant and a speaker at conferences give her the chance to share experiences learned from the development and testing process with the community and with customers. Alex's main interests in software development are how to make applications user-friendly and how to bring agility to the testing process.

Boris Baldassari is an expert in software development methods and tools. He has worked for Telelogic and IBM, servicing the industry in the bank, insurance, automotive, and aeronautics domains. In 2011, Boris began working with SQuORING Technologies and the SequeL research team from the INRIA Lille on a research project about mining software engineering data for useful knowledge: Maisqual. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2014, and started his own company, Castalia Solutions, to deliver advanced consulting on the software lifecycle process and development data visualization.

Begoña Laibarra is a manager at SQS S.A., where her work includes design and implementation of SQA process improvement. She has a master's degree in Robotics and Automation.

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