Dirk Fauth is a Software Architect for Rich Client Systems working for the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart and a lecturer in Java basics for the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). He is active in developing, teaching and talking about Eclipse RCP applications and Eclipse related technologies. He is project lead of the Nebula NatTable project, Eclipse Platform committer and also a committer and contributor to several other Eclipse projects.
Paul gained a Fellowship Diploma in Communications Engineering (FRMIT) from the Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology in the days of the vacuum tube and the introduction of the transistor.
During the 70's he developed a keen interest in computing and built and programmed single board computers using the ASR33 with paper tape.
40 years spent developing software for internal use in his family's modular furniture manufacturing business sparked his love of simplicity and modular techniques.
The statement "Once data is entered on the internet it should not need to be typed in again" is an area in which he hopes to make a difference. He is currently developing a secure P2P network designed to take a lot of complexity and frustration out of using the net especially for the young and the aged.
Because of his long history of hands on business management and processes he likes to use tools that reduce development friction and enable things to actually get done.
Eclipse, OSGi, Bndtools and Vaadin are the tools he has settled on for his software development work.
Dr. Levent GURGEN is R&D project manager in CEA-LETI and currently coordinating 2 European-Japanese collaborative projects on Internet of Things and Smart Cities, namely BigClouT and FESTIVAL. He was also the technical coordinator of the BUTLER project, a large scale European project whose main goal was to develop a horizontal IoT platform where context aware IoT applications from different verticals can be plugged in. Levent obtained his PhD degree in computer science from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2007. His main research interests include sensor data processing and service-oriented platforms for Internet of Things.
Kai Hackbarth is an Evangelist at Bosch Software Innovations. He has been deeply involved in the technical standardization activities of the OSGi Alliance for more than 15 years. Kai is a member of the OSGi Alliance Board of Directors and has been co-chair of the OSGi Residential Expert Group since 2008. Kai is coordinating several research project activities in various IoT domains. His key focus areas are smart homes, automotive, and the Internet of Things in general, where he actively supports the current developments and strategic positioning of the product portfolio.
Dr. Jonas Helming is General Manager of EclipseSource Munich as well as consultant, trainer and software engineer. His focus is on Java, UI Modeling, Eclipse RCP, Eclipse Modeling and Eclipse 4. Besides many articles he published a book about the Eclipse SDK. Jonas is an active member of the Eclipse community. He has the lead of two Eclipse projects and is involved in many others, such as e4. In 2013, he won the Eclipse Top-Newcomer Evangelist award. He regularly speaks at conferences such as Jax, OOP, WJax and EclipseCon.
Jochen Hiller is working for QIVICON department of Deutsche Telekom, which offers a commercial platform for the Smart Home. He is responsible for the OSGi based software stack running on the QIVICON hardware integrating devices of the Smart Home. He and his team are major contributors to Eclipse SmartHome project. He is also committer of Eclipse Concierge OSGi framework as part of the Eclipse IoT projects. He is a longtime Smalltalk, Java and OSGi developer having fun doing OpenSource and other cool stuff.
Marc is the initial author and project lead of the EclEmma code coverage plug-in for Eclipse and the JaCoCo code coverage library.
In his day job Marc struggles to build software systems for railroad networks.
Walter Hofmann has been working since 2004 for Hitachi High Technologies as a consultant for Product and Services Innovation and Business Development in Europe. Since 2012, he has been developing predictive maintenance solutions for various global industrial customers. He has an M.Sc. in production engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute. His leadership capability and entrepreneurial skills as well as his sound practical experience in various high-tech and international companies has resulted in many actionable strategies, business models, and successful start-up companies.