Simon works as a software architect and builds distributed systems.
On a never-ending quest to build robust software, he focuses on modeling (a.k.a solving the right problem), correctness, performance and maintainability.
Modular thinking and design is a necessary approach to succeed in meeting these goals, and OSGi is the way to make it happen in Java ; that's what Simon has been doing for the better part of the last decade.
Other interests include data science and machine learning, language theory and formal specifications, cryptocurrencies, and new computing models.
Development Manager at Halliburton, United Kingdom
Matthew Gerring is a software developer and Java enthusiast working in the scientific software space for the last 15 years. He has worked for or with Diamond Light Source for the last five years doing data acquisition and data analysis. He is active in user interface and software architecture design and coding for DAWN (primarily), GDA and Control Eclipse RCP based products. Matthew has helped to develop the DAWN collaboration between the ESRF, Diamond and EMBL Grenoble. Matthew is a founder member in the Science working group, an international group of scientific facilities and academics, working together to deliver scientific software standards and share software.
Dr. Istvan Rath is a research expert working for the Fault Tolerant Systems Research Group of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, as well as IncQuery Labs Ltd. He has been an active researcher in the modeling community since 2004, and also active in the Eclipse community as the chief technological architect of the VIATRA2 model transformation and EMF-IncQuery model query frameworks (also serving as project lead for the latter). He has 7 years of presentation experience gained with university lectures as well as industrial courses, covering a wide spectrum of topics including model-driven engineering, modeling, Eclipse technologies and general software development.