Program Committee

Mon, 2015-01-26 22:31

We are proud to say that the sessions and keynotes at EclipseCon North America are chosen by an independent program committee made up of volunteers from the Eclipse community.

To contact the program committee, send us email.

Mikael Barbero (program chair) is a passionate software engineer. He started programming at the age of 10 with BASIC and hasn't stopped since. After having led and contributed to many Eclipse project (especially in the modeling area), he is now taking care of the release engineering for the Eclipse Foundation where he manages services like Hudson, Nexus, and Gerrit for the community. A hacker at heart, Mikael likes to untangle everyday things to reveal their design layers. It lets him understand how things are built and what makes them beautiful. To him, good design is not only attractive, but also targeted for a purpose.
Twitter: @mikbarbero


Chris Aniszyzck is an engineer by trade with a passion for open source and building communities. At Twitter, he created their open source program and leads their open source efforts. He also sits on the Eclipse Foundation’s board of directors representing the committer community. In a previous life, he bootstrapped a consulting company, made many mistakes, led and hacked on many eclipse.org and Linux related projects.
Twitter: @cra


Jay Jay Billings is a research scientist in the Computer Science Research Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and a founding member of the Eclipse Science Working group and Oak Ridge's representative on its steering committee. He holds a Master's in theoretical astrophysics and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tennessee. Jay stopped counting his scientific publications a few years ago when he realized he was writing way more code than papers!
Twitter: @jayjaybillings


Cédric Brun, CTO at Obeo, strives to build great products in Eclipse and on Eclipse. Mostly focused on pragmatic modeling technologies and tools, he is a member of the Modeling PMC, Project Lead of Amalgam and also a committer on the Acceleo, Sirius, and Mylyn Intent projects.
Twitter: @bruncedric


Brian de Alwis is an independent consultant and entrepreneur with a strong research background in software engineering and human-computer interaction. He serves as a committer on the Eclipse Platform project.


Simon Kaegi works for IBM at the Ottawa Software Lab. He co-leads the Orion Project and represents IBM for the JavaScript Language (ECMA TC39) and Browser API (W3C WebApps). He is a long-standing member of the Eclipse core team and in the past has been involved with Equinox (server-side, p2, and OSGi compendium), e4 (JavaScript modularity and debug), and JSDT.
Twitter: @skaegi


Maximilian Koegel is deeply involved with the Eclipse community. He is a project lead (EMFStore, EMF Client Platform, Edapt) and a committer on several projects, and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Maximilian is general manager of EclipseSource Munich, where he is focused on pragmatic modeling and web applications. He has a strong research background, with a PhD on the topic of model versioning, and teaches Eclipse and open-source technology to university students.
Twitter: @MKoegel


Jan Köhnlein works as a senior software architect and consultant for itemis in Kiel. He is a core committer of the Eclipse projects Xtext and Xtend. Other than that he is interested in graphical editing and usability and runs the FXDiagram project. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family or to go kayaking.


Alexander Kurtakov works at Red Hat on Eclipse based developer tooling focusing Linux environments. He is part of Platform and Tools PMCs,a project lead of Linux Tools and Common Build Infrastructure (CBI) and a committer on several projects, and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council.
Twitter: @akurtakov


Martin Lippert works at Pivotal on Eclipse-based developer tooling for the Spring framework, Cloud Foundry, and JavaScript. He co-leads the team that ships the Spring IDE, the Spring Tool Suite, the Groovy/Grails tool suite, the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse, AJDT, AspectJ, Groovy-Eclipse, and co-leads the Eclipse Flux project. Martin is also co-founder of it-agile GmbH, one of the leading agile companies in Germany.
Twitter: @martinlippert


Pascal Rapicault is the founder of Rapicorp and a trainer and a consultant on the topic of continuous integration and, more generally, software tools. He has been involved with Eclipse for over 10 years and his contributions have had a lasting impact on the Eclipse Platform (Equinox, p2, PDE) and on many other projects such as EGerrit, Tycho, oomph, m2e, and more.


Dalibor Topić lives in Hamburg, Germany, and works as principal product manager for Oracle. He joined the OpenJDK project in order to help make it a successful open source project, and stayed for anchoring Java in Linux distributions, and as an all around Java FOSS community guy. Dalibor joined the Java strategy team at Oracle to help provide community feedback into long-term strategy planning.


Julien Vermillard is senior software engineer and security expert at Sierra Wireless, implementing various protocols for the AirVantage cloud service. He’s also a long time open-sourcer and member of the Apache Software Foundation and Eclipse IoT committer on Californium, Wakaama, and project lead for Leshan.