Catarina is co-founder of Open Materials (do-it-yourself smart materials), Everywhere Tech (open source technology transfer), and AltLab (Lisbon’s hackerspace). She has taught numerous hands-on workshops on hi-tech materials and simple circuitry with the goal of encouraging people with little to no science background to take a proactive interest in science, technology and knowledge-sharing. Catarina is wrapping up her PhD dissertation on the social impact of open and collaborative practices for the development of physical goods and technologies. She is currently a visiting scholar at ITP-NYU, Research Chair at the Open Source Hardware Association, TED Fellow, and member of NYC Resistor.
Previously, she co-chaired the Open Hardware Summit 2012, served on the board of directors of the Open Source Hardware Association, taught as an adjunct faculty member at ITP-NYU, and was a fellow of the National Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal.
Hans-Juergen Kugler is Chief Scientist of Kugler Maag Cie, an independent, international consulting company, specialising in the improvement of business and product development processes, especially for clients working in critical systems such as automotive and transport.
Mr. Kugler has 35 years of experience in the software determined systems sector. As adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick in Ireland, he helped establish Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. He has been a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, a director of software product and services companies, and Technical Director of the European Software Institute.
He holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund and an M.A. of Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded the IFIP Silver Core in 1986.
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for almost thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. His primary experience in open source has been as the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel.
Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Mike earned his Masters of Science degree in Information and Systems Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.