Eclipse Day Krakow 2014/Speakers
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over 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.
Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Writer + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences worldwide and consults with companies and individuals, teaching techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Working in Web Design & Development since 1997, she is an industry veteran and regarded expert on many things web. Denise is the author of The CSS Detective Guide, the premier book on troubleshooting CSS code; and co-authored the Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web and InterAct with Web Standards: A holistic guide to web design, and was nominated for .Net Magazine’s 2010 Best of the Web “Standards Champion” award. Denise has presented at events and organizations worldwide such as South By Southwest Interactive, the BBC, The Future of Web Design, Paris-Web, FITC: Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity and TEDxRheinMain. From her own experience of embracing and expressing her creativity as well as helping hundreds of people do the same, she is passionate about evangelizing ways to enhance the ways we develop and execute ideas to make them tangible. Through her work, Denise shares big concepts that challenge the status quo and lead to “ahas” that translate into immediate actions, practices and skills to transform all aspects of people’s work lives with focused creativity.
Witold Kopel leads Cloud development in Krakow software laboratory. His team, in collaboration with other IBM teams, is expanding IBM Cloud portfolio. In the past 8 years in IBM he led also teams working in the security compliance area. Witold Kopel holds a Master of Science in Computer Science.
Michal Zarakowski is a software engineer, working in IBM Krakow Software Lab. After 6 years in the security area, working on both threat detection systems and well as on compliance checking content, Michal moved to cloud-oriented software pillar. Beside cloud solutions developed by IBM he is working on leveraging the rapidly progressing OpenStack technology in Java based products.
Marcin Lewandowski is a software engineer and architect, working for IBM in Poland Software Labs in Kraków. With over 10 years of expertise in various software projects, he currently works on technical direction of key Cloud products in IBM portfolio. Even though he is in need to work across various technologies from Bash to CSS, Java in all it's forms is still closest to his heart.
Being and active IBM community code contributor from the very beginning, Marcin is very keen on working with emerging technologies, trying to advocate them whenever and wherever possible. His passion on Eclipse and OpenStack open technologies resulted already in a couple of presentations for the Kraków-wide technical community.
Konrad is a software engineer at IBM working in Kraków Software Lab. He has several years of experience working with IBM Cloud products leveraging OpenStack technology being responsible for multiple components and integration aspects covering both development and customer support activities. Konrad is a Java, JEE and various scripting languages programmer. He shares his ideas and participates in innovative projects or improvements. His potential is especially visible in the complex assignments based on the latest technology.
Everything has gone Cloud but developers haven't yet accepted tools that are hosted there, why is that? What's missing in the available cloud-based tooling environments that makes a developer cringe? What features are in Cloud based tools that developers might not be aware of that can improve their development process. Ken, the lead of the Open Source Orion project, will talk about how Web IDE creators and collaborators are trying to match expectations of desktop developers; what’s available now, and what we’re working on to make a Cloud IDE even more compelling. The talk will cover several Cloud based tools and IDEs, their strengths and weaknesses and even some live development using Orion.
Dani is one of the initial Eclipse committers. Currently he leads the Platform and the JDT projects. He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC and represents the Eclipse project in the Planning Council. Dani worked at OTI and now works at IBM Research GmbH. His interests include user interface and API design, editors, software quality and performance.
Tomasz is a software developer at Tasktop Technologies. He is located in Krakow, Poland. Prior to joining Tasktop, he spent over 5 years with a team working on the Eclipse Platform. He was also involved in the Eclipse Orion project and fixed a bunch of bugs in JDT. He is now a committer on the Mylyn project, one of the most popular project for Eclipse. After hours he squashes pesky bugs in EGit (as a committer) and JGit (as an active contributor).
Maciek is a theoretical computer science student at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and a web developer working in the IBM Kraków Software Laboratory. He's an active Eclipse Orion committer and JazzHub developer mainly focused on open technology integrations. His research interests include functional and logic programming.
Apart from programming enjoys driving small, vintage cars.
Software engineer at IBM in the Eclipse Platform UI team. He has been working as software developer for more than 9 years. During this period he participated in different projects using various programming languages as well as technologies. Currently he concentrates mainly on Java and Java related open-source frameworks
Wojciech Sudoł is a software developer at IBM in the Eclipse Platform UI team. He has been working as a software engineer for 6 years taking roles of a tester, test automation leader and developer, working mostly with Java related projects.
Software developer at CollabNet, located in Berlin, OpenSource enthusiast and long time Linux user. Contributes to EGit, Gerrit, JGit and TestNG projects.
In his day to day work integrates CollabNet TeamForge with Gerrit. Strongly involved in core Gerrit development around its plugability. Conference speaker, motorbike rider and runner.
In software development since 1995, worked on banking systems, J2EE enterprise apps, telecommunication systems and even industrials robots. Primarily interested in low level Linux programming and high performance computing. Currently working for IBM Research on modern networking solutions.