Eclipse Foundation Staff
The Eclipse Foundation is fortunate to have some very talented people working full-time on behalf of the Eclipse community. Below is the list of our staff.
Eclipse email addresses all follow the firstname.lastname@example.org convention.
Outside of work, Mike's passions are his family, the family cottage and hockey (as a coach, player and fan) in pretty much that order. When he's not working, or traveling for work, you will probably find him involved in one of those three things.
You can read Mike's blog at mmilinkov.wordpress.com/.Follow @mmilinkov
Head of Security
Mikaël is passionate for software engineering. He enjoys building products that make sense. His experience is diverse and includes things from architecture to team management. He started programming at the age of 10 with BASIC and hasn't stopped ever since.Follow @mikbarbero
Director of Open Source Projects
Wayne works for the Eclipse Foundation where he fills the dual roles of Director of Open Source Projects and Evangelist. He spends his days working with the many Eclipse open source project teams, learning about Eclipse technology, and making sure that everybody knows just how cool it all really is. In 1982, he received the prestigious Chief Scouts Award from then-Governor General Edward Schreyer. In 1984 his team was selected to represent beautiful British Columbia in the Kinsmen Voyageur Relay. In his spare time, he writes down meaningless accomplishments from his youth in a lame attempt to impress the reader.
Wayne authors the Eclipse Hints, Tips, and Random Musings blog.Follow @waynebeaton
Oniro Program Manager
Agustín joined the Eclipse Foundation in August 2021 as Program Manager. Remoter by heart, he is based in Málaga, Spain. Agustín has been involved in different Open Source projects and organizations for +18 years. He also enjoys basketball, barbecues and travelling around the world.Follow @toscalix
Managing Director, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH and VP Ecosystem Development
Gaël has been involved in Open Source for 15 years with the goal to help companies adopt and develop open source projects and collaborate better. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2013 to develop the ecosystem in Europe, and to support the development of Eclipse Working Groups. Outside of work, Gaël likes spending time with his family and travelling to visit beautiful places in the world.Follow @gblondelle
Vice President, Community Development
Paul's responsible for the growth and well being of the projects, work groups and the diverse community of members, committers and contributors at Eclipse. Once his work day is complete, you can find him outside running, biking and cross-country skiing the vast network of trails in Gatineau Park... and consuming large post work-out snacks.Follow @PaulBuck
Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys many hobbies such as music/singing, creating/trying new recipes, and riding her motorcycle. As an avid animal fan, she will always stop to pet any dog that’s willing, and loves her two cats!
Program Director, Working Groups Operations
Following a successful career in Intellectual Property Management with Eclipse, Sharon has turned her attention and leadership to Eclipse Foundation Working Groups and associated programs to ensure governance compliance and operational excellence! Outside of work, Sharon’s main focus continues to be Chihuahua rescue and her two adopted Chi fur babies!
Maria Teresa Delgado
Open Source Community Manager
Maria Teresa joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2018. Her role is to manage the Foundation activities within European Research Projects leveraging her experience in the IoT world with the Eclipse Open Source community. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family more than anything in the world!!Follow @mtdelgado
IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager
Frédéric Desbiens joined the Eclipse Foundation in February 2019. As the IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager, his job is to help the community innovate by bringing devices and software together. After hours, Frédéric will typically be found reading a history book, playing video games or watching Anime. He also likes going outdoors and playing sports with his friends and family.
You can follow his blog at: https://blog.blueberrycoder.com/Follow @BlueberryCoder
Zahra is the Membership Coordinator at Eclipse Foundation. Outside of work, Zahra loves to spend time with her friends and family, enjoys writing and traveling.Follow @zahraeclipse
Corporate Executive Assistant
Gesine joined the Eclipse Foundation in February 2022. In her spare time, Gesine is an avid runner, who enjoys road and trail running throughout the seasons. She loves to travel, try new recipes, entertain family and friends, and relax in her forest garden.
Marketing Team Lead
Shanda has spent the majority of her career working in the non-for-profit space, and has a particular interest in tech-based organizations. Outside of the office, she likes spending time with her growing family.
Manager, Accounting and Reporting
Stephanie joined the Eclipse Foundation in March 2021. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two daughters, seeing friends, traveling and going to the gym.
Jakarta EE Developer Advocate
Ivar Grimstad is the Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at Eclipse Foundation. He is a Java Champion, JUG Leader, and a frequent speaker at International developer conferences.
In his spare time, Ivar is usually busy with all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. As a Norwegian, he is born with skis on his feet and when the water is ice-free, he enjoys swimrunning in the Scandinavian archipelagoes.Follow @ivar_grimstad
Fred is a java developer by trade, based out of Cologne, Germany. Responsible for supporting Eclipse projects, focusing on build and release processes. In his spare time, Fred can be found kite surfing off the coast of the Netherlands and Spain, or building quadcopters and testing their flight capabilities.Follow @fr3dg
Product Marketing Manager, IoT and Edge
Hassan Jaber joined the Eclipse Foundation in March 2021, as the IoT and edge computing product marketing manager, his job is to translate ideas into successful marketing programs around very tech-savvy communities in the edge computing and IoT world. After hours, Hassan likes to spend time with his family on diverse activities (hiking, reading and traveling).
When not in front of a monitor, Anne prefers activities that involve wearing a helmet--horseback riding, skiing, and cycling. One of her favorite books is The Chicago Manual of Style, so if you need help with the nitpicking details of writing in English, she's happy to help.Follow @annejacko
Manager, Research Projects
Marco is part of the Eclipse Foundation research team where he helps to turn innovations into successful open source projects. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, spending time with family and friends and making pizza in his wood-fired oven
Intellectual Property Analyst
Shawn is a member of the Eclipse IP team. When he's not poring over code, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and singing, fishing, hiking, and boating at the family cottage, and cheering on his beloved Ottawa Senators.Follow @EclipseFdnShawn
Mehrnaz is a member of the Eclipse marketing team. With more than 10 years as a web and graphic designer, Mehrnaz has experience designing and implementing effective creative projects and services for a variety of large public and non-profit organizations. Outside of work, her hobbies include painting, photography, and antique collecting.
Director, Research Relations
Philippe manages the Eclipse Foundation contributions to European-funded research projects. When he is traveling, Philippe enjoys photographing the places he visits, and when he isn't on the road, he is having fun with his family, riding his motorcycle or playing jazz with some good friends.Follow @phkrief
Membership Growth, Manager
Perri joined the Eclipse Foundation in May 2010. Her focus is on membership retention, management and sales, including sales of our advertising portfolio and sponsorships for our conferences. Outside of work Perri enjoys spending time with family and friends, medical research, volunteer work for organizations dealing with children with special needs, running, cooking and baking. Perri hopes to one day accomplish her long time dream of a unique day program for young adults with special needs.Follow @perrieclipse
Martin is a developer for the Foundation, working with the Web team and helping develop the Eclipse platform. When not working, Martin enjoys tabletop RPGs, video games, and music (both playing and listening).
Sharon is a member of the Eclipse Projects team. She manages all aspects of the Eclipse Foundation's trademark portfolio; this includes prosecution, defence, and monitoring to ensure the marks are fully protected and up to date at all times. When she is not working, she likes to spend her time enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud Native Java
Shabnam joined the Eclipse Foundation in June 2019 as the Senior Marketing Manager with focus on Jakarta EE, Eclipse MicroProfile and other Cloud native java projects. Her passion is in multimedia marketing, and brand management . Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, watching anime series, hiking and reading.Follow @@mayelshabnam
Silvia joined the Eclipse Foundation in September 2020 as the Office Manager Europe. Outside of work, Silvia loves to spend time with her family and friends, likes to travel around the world, enjoys sports like running, hiking and fitness.
Jakarta EE Program Manager
Tanja joined Eclipse Foundation as Jakarta EE Program Manager June 2018. Having been involved with Java and Java EE for quite some time, revitalizing Enterprise Java seems like a good challenge and a great fit for her! Outside the office, she loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys art events, outdoor activities (even in the winter!), visiting different countries and most of all spending summers on a beach.Follow @TanjaEclipse
Director, Ecosystem Development
Michael joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2021 as Director, Ecosystem Development. In a previous life, he started his career as a software developer in the area of automotive software before he changed to the dark side of business development. Here he held various business development positions in companies like Elektrobit, Alibaba, and Alibaba Cloud, and spent 3 years as General Manager Elektrobit Automotive (Shanghai) Ltd. in China.
Zachary is an avid learner who is fascinated by the power of technology. When he's not working, learning, or out on a walk, he enjoys exploring his many interests, such as video games, bass guitar, music, Magic: the Gathering, and listening to podcasts on various topics.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken -Oscar Wilde
Virtual Event Specialist
Serina has spent the majority of her career working at non-for-profit, tech-based organizations. After hours, Serina loves spending time with her growing family. She has a LOVE for food, travel, cars and surfing/scuba diving... a true thalassophile.
Digital and Content Marketing Specialist
Justin Schmitz is a past multi-media journalist and content enthusiast who has made it his professional mission to bridge the gap between the fields of tech and communications. At home, he spends his time enjoying art, music, and everything geeky in the world of pop culture!
Sandy is the Finance Speacialist. Outside of work, Sandy enjoys travel, hockey (Go Leafs Go) and spending as much time as possible with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Matt spends his time triaging the Webmaster inbox and putting out fires. If you can't take the heat, stay out of the data center.
Vice President, Member Services
Paul’s role at the Foundation is to drive value for our members. His interests outside the Foundation are diverse, but all centre around family, friends, learning (and a bit of teaching) - all mixed with a heavy dose of travel.