Ken Walker [IBM Canada]

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IBM Canada
Co-lead of the Eclipse Orion Project


Family, Cooking, Cycling, African drumming, Avant-garde music, Travelling, LARPing.


Member for
3 years 8 months


Ken Walker is the lead for both the Open Source Orion project and the Web IDE within Jazzhub. He aims to make web-based development tools match and exceed the capabilities of a desktop IDE and not just for web applications. His work in developer tools includes a long history from ENVY/Smalltalk, VisualAge for Java, VisualAge Micro Edition, Eclipse and now the JavaScript based client-side Orion platform. Ken lead IBM’s J9 JVM Class Library team writing open-sourced implementations of the Java Specifications and worked on embedded implementations from mobile phones, set top boxes, entertainment consoles and telematics.