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.

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.

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).

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 senior software engineer and part owner of Itema, a software consultancy based in Trondheim, Norway. As a contractor and consultant, he has helped companies use a wide range of Eclipse technologies for the past decade. Most of this time has been spent on solutions for the semiconductor and marine/offshore sectors. Torkild runs the Trondheim Eclipse User Group, sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council and the Eclipse Science PMC and helps out in the Eclipse Science Working Group. He is also a solutions member representative on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors.

Angelika Wittek works as a independent IT consultant, application architect, and software developer. She holds a degree in computer science from the University of Würzburg. She has been using the Eclipse IDE since 2004. In her free time she likes to go to the mountains or experiment with her mecanum rover.

Matthias Zimmermann holds a PhD in computer science and loves exploring new open source technologies in the domains of IoT, machine learning and blockchain. In his free time he enjoys having time with his family, tinkering with IoT and giving flying lessons. You can find him via @ZimMatthias on Twitter.

Alois Zoitl is leading the competence field Industry 4.0 at the research institute fortiss. His research topics include adaptive production systems, distributed control architectures, and dynamic reconfiguration of control applications as well as software development and software quality assurance methods for industrial automation. Since 2013 he has been more and more involved in the Eclipse community and serves as project leader for the Eclipse 4diac project.

Program Committee for the Project Quality Theme Day


Alexandra Schladebeck is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH. Her passion is communicating with people in IT projects, most specifically about quality. She works with customers, testers, users and developers to help them improve quality in their projects and processes. Her main areas of interest are quality in agile projects, communication, training testers and test automation. You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.

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.

Program Committee for the Eclipse IoT Day


Dr. István Ráth is the CEO of IncQuery Labs Ltd. and he is also a research expert working for the Fault Tolerant Systems Research Group of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is active in the Eclipse community as the co-lead of the VIATRA reactive model transformation framework (formerly known as EMF-IncQuery) and a regular presenter at EclipseCon conferences. He has more that 12 years of research and development experience, having contributed to many European and national research initiatives, startups, industrial collaborations and product development projects. His recent work focuses on smart and safe systems, complex event processing, and computer vision.

Jens Reimann is a Senior 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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