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.
Melanie Bats works as CTO at Obeo. In my daily work, I am mainly focused on managing the R&D team, creating products based on our own open source technologies. I am used to work in the development of modeling tools with Sirius like UML Designer. I am committer for the EEF and the Sirius projects. I am also involved in the Eclipse community as being the Eclipse Planning Council chair. I am also a free software activist who has organized and participated in free software events in the Toulouse area.
Talip is a software professional and has been a hobby programmer since 1985. He started his professional career developing in Java in 1998. He likes to coach in classes and workshops. He has given various courses and workshops on Agile, Scrum and Test Driven Development.
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc., Germany
I've been working as a software engineer on machine-to-machine related tasks since 1999. Over the years, I’ve progressed with the industry towards what is now called the IoT. I’ve always been a fan of open source and helped to conceive the Eclipse IoT top-level project. Although I'm a contributor to numerous open source projects, it’s Eclipse IoT and Eclipse Hono where I feel most at home.
Staff Software Engineer at IBM India Pvt Ltd, India
IBM Java Classes Library developer with Runtimes team at IBM Software Labs and current efforts are focused on fixing customer reported issues and security gaps on IBM Java Runtimes. In a career spanning over 8 years, extensively worked on IBM JDK’s Testing - Performance, Compliance and System verification, A Tester by the heart through and through. Likes to write up disclosures and know-how. In free time likes to browse when not running behind her toddler.
Stevan Le Meur is product manager at Red Hat, working on Eclipse Che project. He is focused on cloud and web technologies, passionated about user interface and usability aspects. With a background as a developer, he is driven by the belief that great applications could be built only in exceptional development environments. He brings this passion to his work on Eclipse Che where his attention to detail is put to good use.
Java EE Expert who has done several projects with a multitude of technologies, most of the time with JSF in the front. He has given training to many developers and students and has coached various teams. Always explaining state of the art technologies and how you can build applications today for tomorrow. Based on his work on the Octopus framework concerned around declarative permission based Java EE security, he became a member of the JSR 375 expert group for Java EE Permission API. In his spare time, he helps various open source projects like Apache DeltaSpike and Eclipse MicroProfile.
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc., France
Working in software since more than 20 years, David has contributed, in the last 10 years, to various open-source projects around software development tools: first in the Quality Analysis domain on SonarQube, and later in Language and IDE development, bootstrapping the IDE support of the Ceylon language.
He became a Ceylon core team member for several years and, among other tasks, developed and maintained the Eclipse and IntelliJ plugins.
Now working for Red Hat on Cloud development tools, he is an active contributor on Eclipse Che, where he now focuses on leveraging Kubernetes Operators.
Edwin Derks is currently employed as Software Architect at Ordina JTech in the Netherlands. He has a passion for cloud driven development and serverless architecture. His carreer started in 2007 as a Java developer after graduating at Fontys Hogescholen in Eindhoven, also in the Netherlands. Aside from realising projects, he is often busy sharing knowledge at schools, meetups and conferences.
Dinakar Guniguntala is the Java Cloud Optimization Architect at IBM. He has been at IBM for over 21 years and in his current role, has twin responsibilities of making Java run more efficiently in the cloud and helping customers modernize their Java applications. He is the community maintainer of the AdoptOpenJDK Java Docker Images for both Hotspot and Eclipse OpenJ9.
He is a former Linux Kernel and glibc Hacker. He has several publications including in IEEE computer and has spoken at conferences such as JavaOne San Francisco, FOSS.in, Bangalore and is a prolific speaker at Meetups.
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.
Nicola La Gloria, is a serial entrepreneur. Cofounder and CEO of Kynetics, an IoT full stack development company.
He works primarily on IoT architectures, embracing both embedded and backend development.
Nicola led the development of the OS and app store for one of the first Android smart watches and he is co-founder of the Warpx.io community (http://www.warpx.io) which develops a reference design of a small footprint single board computer for IoT and wearable applications.