Aleksey Aristov works for WeigleWilczek GmbH as a chief software architect. With more then 10 years of professional software development experience, he is a competent specialist in the field of enterprise software. Most of his last projects are combinations of J2EE architectures and Eclipse RCP based front-ends. Aleksey is a certified JBoss consultant, ACM member, and one of the Eclipse Training Alliance trainers. In his spare time, he investigates possibilities of using markup languages for rich client development and leads RCML (Rich Client Markup Language) open source project.
Dirk Bäumer has been a committer on the Eclipse project since it began, working as a senior developer on JFace, the generic workbench and the Java development tooling. He was the former lead of the JDT/UI component and is now working on Jazz. His interests are in the areas of user interfaces, source code transformation (refactoring in particular), development environments and object oriented software architectures.
Wayne Beaton is employed by The Eclipse Foundation where he works as an evangelist, spreading the word and helping folks adopt Eclipse technologies. Wayne has extensive experience in object-oriented software development and is a strong proponent of refactoring, unit testing, and agile development methodologies.
Dr. Marko Boger is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gentleware AG. Marko Boger holds a PhD in Computer Science from Hamburg University and studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and the University of Toulouse (France). He is author of the book Java in verteilten Systemen (English translation: Java in Distributed Systems).
Hans-Joachim Brede is the founder of BREDEX GmbH and is one of its managing directors. He has implemented and managed multiple, highly complex customer projects and is responsible for the concepts in the development of the automated test tool GUIdancer. Hans holds a Master in Computer Science and was working with the University of Braun-schweig and Digital Equipment as a technical consultant.
Cédric Brun is a Research Engineer at Obeo and Project Lead of the EMF compare project in Eclipse. In charge of the Acceleo community, he also works on software evolution, re-engineering and cartography of legacy systems through model driven processes. He has graduated both the Polytech engineering school and a research Master at the University of Nantes, and has specialized himself in software engineering and model driven engineering. Prior to his current jobs, he was already an active contributor to open source and worked in Guangzhou on a global video conference solution for the Chinese Education and Research Network (CERNET).
Janet Campbell is Legal Counsel & Manager, Intellectual Property at the Eclipse Foundation and is responsible for leading the review and approval of the Intellectual Property proposed for inclusion in Eclipse.
Christian Campo is an IT-Consultant at compeople AG. Working for years in the field of Java-EE, he is responsible for the development of innovative online-applications and service-oriented architectures. As well, Christian significantly contributes to the design and realisation of the Smart Client-based framework of compeople and participates in the open source project Nyota.
Brian is the Project Lead for the Eclipse Application Lifecycle Framework (ALF) project and a Fellow at Serena Software. He has been developing software professionally for 40 years, the last 25 of which have been focused on developer tools and infrastructure. A former graduate lecturer in the Information Technology department of Johns Hopkins University, Brian has been a popular speaker and project leader at GUIDE, the OMG, Eclipse, and has presented at numerous industry events. Professional interests include SOA and web services, extended set theory, knowledge representation, and data modeling.
Paul Clenahan is the Eclipse BIRT Project Management Committee (PMC) and VP of Product Management at Actuate Corporation. Paul has over 18 years experience in the enterprise business intelligence industry working in a variety of Product Management and consulting roles with diverse customer applications. Paul is currently responsible for coordinating overall product direction and vision for Actuate based on emerging technology trends, market demands, customer feedback and internal innovation. Paul is a member of the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT), Project Management Council (PMC) and Eclipse Requirements Councils. Paul holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Frederic Conrotte is a software architect working in Kaupthing Bank Luxembourgs Financial Market Department. He has been working for several financial institutions for about 7 years, and is currently working on OFMP projects technical and functional implementation aspects.
John Cunningham leads Band XI International, a small software and services company started in 2005 that builds everything using Eclipse tooling and OSGi service-oriented bundle architectures. Although most of his work today is done in Java (and some Ruby), he really learned the most while working in LISP and Smalltalk. Mr. Cunningham has been building and managing software for 20 years in a wide variety of domains as a consultant and line manager. He has worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Travelers Insurance (Citigroup), Object Technology International (OTI), and IBM. Mr. Cunningham holds the following degrees: BS in Mechanical Engineering (Columbia University), MS in Mechanical Engineering (University of Massachusetts/Amherst) and an MBA in Finance (University of Connecticut).
Chief scientist and founder of eteration, a.s., Naci Dai is a member of the WTP project management committee. Naci leads WTPs JST subproject and leads the Open Source Lomboz project, which was a part of the initial code contributed to WTP to seed the project.
Once upon a time Patrick Dempsey was a member of the Embedded Java Enablement Team (eJET) in IBMs Pervasive Computing Group. That time, all five years of it, has come and gone leaving only memories of RFID and Telematics and a much better understanding of OSGi, JAVA, embedded C and all manners of hardware devices. In ages past, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS and MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. The present finds Mr. Dempsey the latest addition to Band XI International where he continues to develop OSGi device applications and the Eclipse tooling to further that work.
Dr. Ricco Deutscher is Founder, Managing Director and CTO of SOPERA GmbH. The mission of SOPERA is to support major corporations in building service-oriented architectures (SOA) by offering both software and services based on open source SOA platform. Prior to joining SOPERA, Dr. Deutscher worked for four years as a business consultant and IT expert at McKinsey. Before that, he worked for three years at SAP AG as a Software Architect and three years as Managing Director in a technology company for Electronic Marketing. Dr. Deutscher studied physics at the Universities of Leipzig and Moscow until 1989, and graduated in Theoretical Physics at the University of Hanover in 1993.
Thomas Donhauser has been a Software Developer since the mid-1980s. He specialized in APIs for devices ranging from laboratory equipment to vending machines to standardize communication layers to higher-level applications. Thomas is currently working for Austrian-based access solution specialist SKIDATA AG with responsibility for firmware development (C/C++) and interfaces, with a focus on OSGI and Java.
Rainer Ehre, VP NetWeaver C Tools, joined SAP in 1986 with a Diploma of Computer Science of the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken. He started in ABAP programming language development which was/is SAPs main business programming language, before he overtook responsibility for the SAP tools in the Java environment. In that role, he acted as the key driver for establishing Eclipse as SAPs development tool platform in the Java environment. Today he is driving the SAP Modeling infrastructure on top of Eclipse, to expand the Eclipse leveraging towards a full blown modeling environment, serving SAP needs best.
Gorkem Ercan is a senior software engineer at Nokias java platform team. He is the project lead for the embedded Rich Client Platform (eRCP) project and is also a committer for the Web Tools Platform (WTP) project.
Peter Friese works as a software architect for Gentleware in Hamburg, Germany. Peter is also a committer on various open source projects, most notably openArchitectureWare and FindBugs. He has been working on the design and implementation of distributed enterprise systems since 2000. Peter is specializing in model driven software development, Eclipse and Spring.
Roland Ndaka Fru
Roland Ndaka Fru is a freelance software architect and developer and currently based in Germany. He is a committer for the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) - specifically addressing VOIP. His consulting focus is Communications and (OSGI based) Service Oriented Architectures. Roland takes keen interest in disruptive technologies and IT as a driver for development and good governance. He holds a degree in Information Technology and a masters in Business and Engineering.
Doug Gaff is the PMC Lead for the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) an Eclipse project focused on building an extensible, standards-based platform to address a broad range of needs in the embedded software development space. Doug is also an Engineering Manager on Wind Rivers commercial Eclipse-based device software development tool suite, Wind River Workbench. Doug has 13 years of embedded software development experience and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering.
Erich Gamma is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational Software's Zurich lab. He is one of the leaders of the Jazz project. He was the original lead of the Eclipse Java development environment (JDT) and is on the Project Management Committee for the Eclipse project. Erich is also a member of the Gang of Four, which is known for its classical book, Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich has collaborated with Kent Beck on developing JUnit, the de facto standard testing tool for Java software, and on writing the book Contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-ins.
Daniel Gebauer (Dipl.-Ing., University of Karlsruhe (TH)) is a software engineer at aquintos GmbH in Karlsruhe. He is a member of the development team for PREEvision and is also involved in the engineering of advanced concepts and core technologies for the next generations of PREEvision. Currently, he is working on his PhD where he is enganged with a method for model-based evaluation and comparison of automotive Electric/Electronic Architectures.
Dr. Frank Gerhardt is an independent Eclipse consultant and owner of Gerhardt Informatics, a Hungarian
company specializing in Eclipse RCP application development.
John has been developing enterprise software for twelve years, and has been with Sybase for the past seven. His academic background includes a Masters degree from the University of Hawaii. He has worked on enterprise application integration technologies, web services tooling, distributed systems, machine learning and service-oriented platforms. A developer on Eclipse since version 1, John served on the Eclipse Consortium Executive Committee.
Richard Gronback works as a chief scientist for modeling products at Borland Software Corporation, leads the Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) project, and co-leads the PMC for the Eclipse Modeling Project. Previously, Richard worked for TogetherSoft, Ariba, and Andersen Consulting, and was a reactor operator in the U.S. Navy.
Hendrik Hoefer is CTO of Germany based MicroDoc GmbH, whoose focus is on Java and OSGi based solutions for the embedded and enterprise space. Beside his family his interests include highly distributed systems, autonomous computing and race biking.
Brett Hackleman is an agile/XP software developer with Band XI International. In his past life he was a member of the Embedded Java Enablement Team (eJET) in IBMs Pervasive Computing Group, where he worked for 6 years in the Telematics and RFID domains. Before that, Brett was happily employed by Object Technology International, Inc. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering (NC State University) and works to support his flying and snowboarding addictions.
Thomas Hallgren is a co-lead and primary architect of the Eclipse/Buckminster project, as well a committer to the Eclipse/Spaces project and a mentor to the Eclipse/Kepler project. Thomass day job is chief architect and co-founder of Cloudsmith Inc., an Eclipse strategic member, which he represents on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Thomas has over twenty years experience developing leading edge development tools, frameworks and runtimes, and has been a major contributor to the PostgreSQL community, where he lead the PL/Java project.
Jochen Hiller is working as Principle Architect for Business Operation Systems, Germany. He has been working with Server-Side Eclipse since its incubation. Jochen is the architect for a commercial collaboration platform, which will be migrated to Server-Side Eclipse technologies.
Marc works as an independent consultant and has been involved in the development of several commercial Eclipse/RCP based projects
and software products since 2004. He is the author of the open source code coverage plug-in EclEmma
Oisin Hurley is the STP PMC Lead and a Distinguished Engineer at IONA Technologies.
Dr. Jan Köhnlein is a Senior Software Architect at Gentleware AG. He earned a Diplom in Applied Mathematics from the Hamburg University and a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Harburg (Germany). Jan specializes in model driven software development on the Eclipse platform and he is the product manager of Gentlewares UML2 tool Apollo for Eclipse.
Michael has worked for IBM for over 15 years, spending the last 10 working exclusively on web browsers and web technology. He started on web browsers leading the team that ported various Netscape technologies to OS/2 and them moved on to become an active member of the Mozilla community, working on the Mozilla suite as well as Firefox. Hes responsible for Operator, an extension for Firefox that provides interoperability between microformats and various web services. Currently his primary role is evangelizing projects from the IBM Emerging Technologies group like the AJAX Toolkit Framework.
Malte C. Kaufmann
After studying Physics and receiving a PhD in Applied Physics, Malte started his professional career at SAP working in application development for SAP. For several years, Malte developed BI and portal applications. Malte was one of the co-inventors and the lead development architect of the SAP Composite Application Framework. He is now lead development architect for the complete Eclipse based tools included in SAPs Composition Environment.
Matthias Kessler is a software developer for embedded automotive software at BMW CarIT GmbH in Munich, where CDT is the main IDE extended by some self-written eclipse plugins. He studied computer science at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
Bernd Kolb works as an independent consultant, focussing on model-driven software development and Eclipse technologies. He has worked in different domains from tooling for automotive embedded systems to enterprise Java applications. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has written a number of articles, as well co-authored a book.
Dr. Harald Kornmayer works at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in the domains of Scientific and Grid Computing. Previously, he worked in astro particle physics for different scientific experiments, followed by an involvement in an international bank to develop a market risk system based on J2EE. He is involved in different national and international Grid Projects. Since July 2006 he has been scientific coordinator for the EC funded project g-Eclipse. Since autumn 2006 he has been project lead of the Eclipse Incubator Project g-Eclipse.
Dmitriy Kovalev is a software engineer at Xored Software and a committer on the Dynamic Languages Toolkit Project. Dmitriy holds Master degree in Computer Science from Novosibirsk State University and is working on his PhD thesis.
Stephane LACRAMPE is the CEO of the Obeo company. Before starting his own company, Stephane worked at a very early stage on implementing industrial scale model-driven solutions for very large companies. He is one of the leaders of the Acceleo project and is active with the Eclipse Modeling Project. He is now also doing consulting, bringing Eclipse Modeling technologies to customers in different domains, like embedded systems and enterprise Java applications.
Florian Lautenbacher holds a diploma in Computer Science and is a researcher at the University of Augsburg, Germany ince 2005. His current research interests are in applying semantic technologies to model-driven software development, in particular in the analysis and composition of semantic annotated process models.
Vedran is a Development Architect in the Java Server Technology group of SAP AG. He started to work professionally in 1994 with IBM at the European Networking Research Center in Heidelberg. He left and co-founded MetaKey Inc. in 1998, developing an OODBMS. In 2000, he joined SAP AG in Palo Alto, and later in Walldorf, where he is currently researching and developing tools for memory and thread analysis in Java.
Uriel Liu is a software engineer at IBM China Development Lab in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his MS degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University. He joined IBM and devoted his work to pervasive computing software design, development and testing. Uriel is now acting as development lead of eRCP, Lotus Expeditor for Device and several related customer projects. He is also a certified Project Management Professional.
Oliver Mueller studied Computer Science in Munich and is currently employed as a Programmer at
BMW CarIT GmbH.
Ralphs role at the Eclipse Foundation is focused on growing the Eclipse Ecosystem across Europe. Ralphs passion outside of work is golf, both as a player and as a coach for children just starting the game.
Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Rational. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools project PMC and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested in all aspects of Eclipse componentry, from developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives included work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.
Ed Merks is the project lead of the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and a co-lead of the top-level Modeling project. He has many years of in-depth experience in the design and implementation of languages, frameworks and application development environments. He holds a Ph.D. in computing science and is a co-author of the authoritative Eclipse Modeling Framework, A Developers Guide (Addison-Wesley 2003). He works for IBM Rational Software at the Toronto Lab.
George Mesesan is a software engineer at MicroDoc GmbH in Munich and was involved in the introduction of TDD within the MicroDoc development process. He has experience in the embedded as well as the enterprise domains.
Mike Milinkovich is the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. In the past, he has held key management positions with Oracle, WebGain, The Object People and Object Technology International Inc. (which subsequently became a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM), assuming responsibility for development, product management, marketing, strategic planning, finance and business development.
Christine Mitterbauer, is a senior software engineer and authorized signatory at MicroDoc GmbH in Munich, leads several OSGi-based customer projects especially in the embedded space. MicroDoc introduced Test-Driven Development within these projects and gained quite some experience in TDD. The mostly positive results lead to the adoption of TDD for all development processes within MicroDoc.
Benjamin Muskalla works as a software developer and consultant at Innoopract Informationssysteme in Karlsruhe. He is a committer on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) project, mostly responsible for the Workbench implementation. Benjamin is also an active contributor to the Eclipse Platform itself.
Georgios Nikolaidis is the owner of Ergobyte Informatics, a company developing business software solutions. Formerly an independent programmer and system administrator, he has 15 years of hands on experience in a variety of computer languages and technologies. These days he leads a medical software project making the best out of Eclipse technologies.
Martin is the leader of the DSDP - Target Management project and is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Driven by his desire for constant improvement, he is involved in many areas around Eclipse. Martin holds an MS degree in Telematics from the University of Technology Graz/Austria, and has been working for Wind River in Salzburg, Austria since 1999.
Pawel is the project Manager for the Device Debugging Project and the architect of the Debugger Services Framework (DSF). At Wind River Systems he has been developing an Eclipse-based debugger over the last four years.
Olivier Prouvost is a co-founder of Anyware Technologies, a French software company based in Toulouse (France), which is deeply involved in the Eclipse technology and its eco-system. Today, he is working on projects using the eRCP and EMF platforms and, in parallel, he diffuses his Eclipse knowledge by giving training or consulting on Eclipse technology.
Kaloyan Raev is a committer in the Eclipse Web Tools Platform project. He is working for SAP Labs Bulgaria, in the SAP NetWeaver division. After years of working on core modules of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server, he is now aligning the Java EE toolset of the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio with the Eclipse WTP project.
Dr. Stefan Ried is VP Strategic Customer Relations at Software AG and is globally responsible for integration products. Stefan holds a PhD in physics and brings experience from innovative software companies such as SAP and INTERSHOP to Software AG. He joined Software AG in June 2005 and contributed to the creation of the crossvision SOA Suite.
Doug Schaefer is the Eclipse CDT Project Lead and a Senior Software Developer at QNX Software Systems. He has spent over 12 years in the tools industry and is now focused on cross-platform development with the CDT project and the QNX Momentics IDE.
Markus Schwehm studied mathematics and computer science in Karlsruhe and Munich, presented a doctoral thesis in Erlangen, worked as postdoc for Tandem Computers in Cupertino, USA and worked as a research assistant in Stuttgart and Tübingen. He is co-founder of the ExploSYS GmbH, a company for modeling and simulation of exploratory systems.
Jörg Sievert covers Europe and Israel for SAP Ventures and provides a tight linkage to SAP's headquarter in Walldorf, Germany. Prior to joining SAP Ventures, Jörg led Business Consulting for BEA Systems for Central and Eastern Europe. He provides significant experience in developing and executing solution selling strategies for SW products and is well connected in several industries. Before joining BEA, Jörg spent several years as investment executive with 3is global SW group, focusing on investments in German-speaking Europe and serving on numerous boards as an observer. Jörg also spent several years in strategy consulting with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, working with clients in several industries across Europe. Jörg has lived in Germany, Austria, and the United States. He holds a Master in Computer Science and received a Ph.D. in distributed systems, both from the University of Karlsruhe. Jörg currently serves as a board observer for itac, Dacos, and Onventis, and as a member of the investors committee of MVP.
Adrian Skehill is a Principal Engineer at IONA Technologies and is the technical lead on the eclipse tooling for IONAs Artix product range. He is also sub-project lead on the STP Service Creation and SOA System sub projects. Adrian holds an MSc from Dublin City University and a degree in computer engineering from University of Limerick.
Donald Smith is Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting the Eclipse open source community. He brings over a decade of world wide industry experience, from small dot-com through Fortune 50 companies. Donald speaks regularly at both technical and business oriented conferences.
Shaun Smith is Ecosystem Development Lead for EclipeLink, the Eclipse Java Persistence Platform, co-lead of the Eclipse Dali Java Persistence API Tools Project, a committer on the Teneo project, and a product manager for Oracle TopLink. He hass been building systems using object-relational mapping technologies for a decade in both Java and Smalltalk.
Peter Sommerlad is professor and head of Institute for Software at HSR Rapperswil. Peter is co-author of Pattern-oriented Software Architecture Vol.1 and Security Patterns. His long-term goal is to make software simpler by Decremental Development: Refactoring software down to 10% its size with better architecture, testability, quality and functionality.
Mathias Stümpert joined the g-Eclipse project in July 2006. His background is astro particle physics where he contributed to JAVA based analysis tools and experiment control systems. Within the g-Eclipse project he is responsible for the architecture of the g-Eclipse framework and the integration of the different g-Eclipse components. He has been an Eclipse committer since autumn 2006.
Ralf Sternberg works as a software developer at Innoopract Informationssysteme in Karlsruhe. As a committer for the Rich Ajax Platform project, he is responsible for the RAP Widget Toolkit (RWT) and the theming infrastructure.
Markus Völter works as an independent consultant and coach for software technology and engineering. He focuses on software architecture, model-driven software development and DSLs as well as product lines. Markus is the author of several magazine articles, patterns and books on middleware and model-driven software development. He is a regular speaker at conferences world wide.
Dennis Vaughn is an original developer and committer on the Maya project, contributed by Cisco Systems. Besides the provisioning effort, he works on various Eclipse based tooling efforts at Cisco to improve engineering workflows. Dennis has worked as a software engineer in various industries including manufacturing, insurance and the financial sector.
Igor Vinnykov is the project lead of the Subversive project. He is a co-founder of Deiotariana LLC, a development partner of Polarion Software. In Polarion, he is responsible for the coordination and development of open source projects based on Subversion, such as Subversive and SVN Web Client. He also participates in various commercial projects of Polarion Software as project manager.
Tim Webb leads the Maya project, established this spring, targeting multi-system provisioning of Eclipse applications. He currently works for Genuitec developing a commercial provisioning offering, in addition to his ongoing leadership of the Maya project. Previously Tim lead the development and eventual contribution of the Maya platform by Cisco Systems to the Eclipse community, in addition to multiple other Eclipse and OSGi-based internal products.
Dr. Christian Wege is a software engineer at DaimlerChrysler. He works on enterprise application
architectures and Eclipse technologies and is an expert in agile methods.
Stephan Wilczekis founder and CTO of WeigleWilczek GmbH. WeigleWilczek is an IT strategy consulting and software development company in Germany. As an Eclipse Foundation Member, WeigleWilczek focuses on client- and server-side Eclipse technologies. Combined with J2EE and the Spring Framework the company delivers distributed applications for different industries.
Hauke Wintjen works as a senior technical consultant in the automotive and manufacturing division for TietoEnator. His area of expertise lies in model driven software development, software architecture and requirements engineering in embedded systems. Hauke holds a diploma in computer science of the University of Bonn. He worked on several successful projects in the automotive and telecommunication industry in the past ten years. His strong commitment to open source convinced Hauke to get deeper into Eclipse as a possible integration platform for software lifecycle support.
Fabian de Keyn
Fabian de Keyn works as a financial engineer and market risk manager at Kaupthing Bank Luxembourg. In addition to his market risk assignments, he has launched the Victoria project, in which he leads the functional division.