I have been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. I also have a few other hats as a director of the Open Source Initiative, and a member of the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
I am a passionate believer in open source as the best way to innovate and collaborate. I also consider myself the Eclipse community's chief cheerleader.
Amit is working as a Software Engineer at Deutsche Telekom AG and responsible for core modules on the OSGi stack running in QIVICON platform - a commercial offering of Smart Home solution from Deutsche Telekom. He completed his bachelor degree from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, India in 2012 and worked for 2.5 years in Smart Home area at Schneider Electric, Bangalore, India. He has obtained his master's degree at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in Computer Science in 2016. He is also a contributor in several open-source projects and a committer in Eclipse Kura.
I'm currently the Managing Director of the Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of the Eclipse Foundation Inc., responsible for supporting the Eclipse open-source community and commercial ecosystem in Europe.
With over 260 corporate members worldwide and over 150 projects, Eclipse is one of the world’s most successful open source communities.
Prior to joining Eclipse in 2005, I have worked for Vector Informatik, IBM , OTI and Siemens.
I've earned a degree as a Diplom-Informatiker from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. I can also lay bricks.
I am a postdoc researcher at the Software Institute - USI, Lugano. I received my PhD from the University of Szeged in Hungary, where I studied reverse engineering techniques on data-intensive systems. At the University of Namur in Belgium, we researched techniques to extract and analyse SQL embedded in Java. We presented our approach at international conferences and implemented it as an Eclipse plugin. Besides academia, I conducted industrial projects which also motivate my research.
I'm a Software Developer in SAP Labs Bulgaria with 3+ years of experience. The area of development, that I'm working on, is the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Another interest of mine is the Eclipse Dirigible project. I'm participating in it from the time it was an internal SAP project, till now. More about Dirigible can be found here: dirigible.io