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.
Senior Expert Open Source Services at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Germany
Lars is a senior consultant for Open Source topics ranging from Open Source strategy and management consulting to development of Open Source software. Prior to this role, Lars worked in several roles within the Bosch Group on eclipse-based products for automotive software development. He got his PhD from the university of Kaiserslautern.
Rabea studied computer science and got a diploma in 2008. She is co-leading the software development department and is working as a software engineer. Her main focus is on keeping the code base clean and educating the team on how to write better code. Rabea is a well known speaker at conferences and user groups around the world. She started the Java user group Bremen in 2012 and is part of the organisation team ever since. Rabea has been named Java Champion in 2017.
Evangelist at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Germany
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. Udo Hafermann obtained a diploma in Computer Science at the Technical University of Braunschweig and a doctorate in Computer Science. He then joined Software AG’s research facilities in Darmstadt where he successively held positions as project lead, team lead and architect of XML solutions. Currently, Dr. Hafermann acts as project lead, product owner and principal architect in the design-time tools and web user experience area. He represents Software AG at Eclipse organizations and events and serves on the Board of Directors of the OSGi Alliance.
Dr. Jonas Helming is General Manager of EclipseSource Munich as well as consultant, trainer and software engineer. His focus is on Tools, IDEs, Modeling, web-based Tools 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.
Developer Evangelist at Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
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.