Apl. Prof. Dr. Benno Willke received his doctoral degree from the University of Hannover, Germany in the field of plasma physics. As part of the GEO collaboration, he worked on the design and installation of the GEO600 gravitational wave detector. After receiving the Feodor Lynen scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, he spent a post-doctoral year in the Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University doing research for the laser system of the LIGO gravitational wave detector.
Back in Germany, he continued to work on GEO600, focusing on the laser system and interferometry. He chaired the lasers working group of the LIGO scientific collaboration and was responsible for the development, fabrication, and installation of the Advanced LIGOÂ laser subsystem and its stabilization.
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Sascha Wolter is a professional developer and user experience enthusiast with passion for the Internet of Things in all flavors. He also works as a consultant, trainer, lecturer, keynote-speaker, and author who focusses on understanding, innovation and value. Sascha is the founder of the User Group flashforum.de with more than 100,000 members, and as such he is committed to the interests of the user. After organizing internationally renowned events like beyond tellerrand from 2001 to 2011, he is now board member of the Usability & User Experience committee at the federal association BITKOM. When he is not tinkering with new soft- and hardware for Deutsche Telekom AG â€“ Connected Home, he likes discovering the world together with his kids in an odd way.
Carsten Ziegeler is working at Adobe Research Switzerland and spends most of his time on architectural and infrastructure topics. Working for over 25 years in open source projects, Carsten is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and heavily participates in several Apache communities including Sling and Felix. He is a frequent speaker on technology and open source conferences. Carsten participates in the OSGi Core Platform and Enterprise expert groups and is on the Board of Directors of the OSGi Alliance.
Felix Ziesel is a Quality Manager at BREDEX GmbH in Braunschweig. His main area of interest is improving product and process quality. He places a strong focus on using structures, methodologies and tools to implement successful and effective test automation.
Balazs Zsoldos is the co-founder of Everit. He is the leader of the development of Everit OpenSource Components. Developing Java-based solutions is not only his job but also his passion.
He believes in simplicity. That is why he decided to design and build as many simple, but useful goal-oriented modules as he can. As the base of the stack, he chose OSGi.
Balazs does not believe in monolith frameworks. Therefore all of the solutions that were designed by him can be used separately.
At the beginning of his career, Balazs was a big fan of JEE and Spring. After a while, he changed his mind and started to try replacing everything with non-magical solutions that do not contain interceptors, weaving, etc.