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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@eclipse.org convention.

Mike Milinkovich

Mike Milinkovich

Executive Director

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/.


Thea Aldrich

Thea Aldrich

LocationTech Developer Advocate

Thea works to support and promote LocationTech projects and developers. Outside of work she enjoys collecting old maps, Elvis movies and spending time with her family.


Jelena Alter

Jelena Alter

Coordinator, Eco System Europe

Jelena helps out with everything that's Europe related. Other than that she enjoys everything from reading a good book to surfing a wave.


Darrell Armstrong

Darrell Armstrong

Web Developer

Darrell is a member of the web development team. Outside of work and family life he can usually be found in pursuit of his passion; mastering the perfect home cooked pizza, breads, and stews. He sometimes also finds time to enjoy developing games, brewing beverages, most things prefixed with 3D, and learning about sustainable woodland management.


Mikaël Barbero

Mikaël Barbero

Senior Platform Developer

Mikaël is developing cool new stuff and fixing annoying old bugs in the Eclipse Platform. He also helps take care of the released bits of the Eclipse Foundation. When he's not at his computer, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends and playing good old video games.

You can read Mikaël's blog at https://mikael-barbero.tumblr.com


Wayne Beaton

Wayne Beaton

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.


Gaël Blondelle

Gaël Blondelle

Director, European Ecosystem Development

Gaël contributes to the development of the Eclipse ecosystem across Europe, and is proud to be the chair of EclipseCon France that comes back in Toulouse every year in June. Outside of work, Gaël loves spending time with his family and practice horse-riding with his daughter.


Benjamin Cabé

Benjamin Cabé

Community Evangelist

Benjamin builds bridges between Eclipse projects (especially the ones related to the Internet of Things), and other open-source communities. Outside of work, Benjamin loves traveling the world with a camera around his neck.

You can read Benjamin’s blog at blog.benjamin-cabe.com.


Sharon Corbett

Sharon Corbett

Manager, Intellectual Property

Hailing from the most easterly province in Canada, Sharon is the resident "Newfie" of the Foundation! When away from the office, her new passion is her two recently adopted Chihuahuas!


Christopher Guindon

Christopher Guindon

Lead Web Developer

When he’s not at a computer, which is rare, Chris spends his time with his dog Winston, playing the drums, watching a Habs game or at the top of a hill snowboarding.


Frederic Gurr

Frederic Gurr

Release Engineer

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.


Kat Hirsch

Kat Hirsch

Marketing and Events Specialist

Kat is a member of the marketing team in Ottawa, responsible for the online presence of the Eclipse Foundation, along with PR initiatives, marketing copy, and event planning. In her spare time she runs a small business that celebrates food and all things local www.morethanmoons.com! Fond of horror movies, playing the drums, technology, and Anti-Gravity Yoga.


Susan Iwai

Susan Iwai

European Ecosystem

Susan contributes to the outreach efforts around the European Research projects, as well as conferences and events. She also manages the back office for the European entity. On the other side of the work/life balance, Susan enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family and a round or two of golf.


Anne Jacko

Anne Jacko

Conference Queen

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.


Roxanne Joncas

Roxanne Joncas

Marketing Specialist

Roxanne is the Marketing Specialist at Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH. She spends most of her time working on Eclipse IoT and is the Eclipse Newsletter Editor. A glimpse into her daily life: Roxanne is a vegan food blogger and an aspiring yogi that absolutely loves music. She also loses herself in books and travels whenever she can.


Philippe Krief

Philippe Krief

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.


Chris Larocque

Chris Larocque

Director, Operations
Treasurer

When not buried in the numbers, Chris is coaching his boys in hockey, basketball and baseball. Maybe in a few years Chris can start playing again in addition to coaching.


Perri Lavergne

Perri Lavergne

Membership Coordinator and Global Inside Sales

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.


Sharon Macdonald

Sharon Macdonald

Intellectual Property Analyst

Sharon is a member of the IP team. When she is not working, she likes to spend her time enjoying the outdoors with her family.


Jenn Martel

Jenn Martel

Manager of Finance and Administration

Jenn joined the Eclipse Foundation in September 2016 as the Manager of Finance & Administration. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her girls play sports and is also a fitness enthusiast.


Ralph Mueller

Ralph Mueller

Managing Director, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH

Ralph's role at the Eclipse Foundation is focused on growing the Eclipse Ecosystem across Europe.

Ralph's passion outside of work is golf, both as a player and as a coach for children just starting the game. He's also helped both Mike and Donald to improve their games.


Eric Poirier

Eric Poirier

Web Developer

Eric is part of the web development team! Other than working with web stuff, his other passions are mostly constituted of hockey, video games and tv shows.


Sarah Pudwell

Sarah Pudwell

Marketing and Communication Assistant

Sarah is currently doing a COOP placement with the Eclipse Foundation. She is in 3rd year at the University of Ottawa and is taking a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. In her spare time, she likes to play guitar and sing.


Denis Roy

Denis Roy

Director, IT Services

In the office, Denis spends his time in front of a Linux command prompt. Leisure activities include going to the cottage with his kids, drag racing and snowmobiling.

You can read his blog, and view the Eclipse Webmaster page.


Ian Skerrett

Ian Skerrett

VP, Marketing

Ian takes care of the marketing activities at the Eclipse Foundation. Although our community is the Eclipse marketing machine, Ian supports the projects and member companies to increase the awareness of all the cool stuff happening at Eclipse.

You can read his blog at http://ianskerrett.wordpress.com/.


Stephanie Swart

Stephanie Swart

Program Coordinator

Stephanie is the Program Coordinator at Eclipse Foundation which requires interaction with many internal staff members, as well as significant interaction with the broader international Eclipse community. In her downtime, she enjoys being a foodie- blogging about local restaurants, cycling the Ottawa trails, and developing her skills in front-end web development.


Antoine Thomas

Antoine Thomas

Product Manager

Antoine works on new features and services for the Eclipse user community. He also spends part of his time teaching open source software use at a local University. He has always been an open source enthusiast and cofounded Ubuntu Studio. Currently living in the mountains in France, he enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors with his family. He also likes playing music with friends and recording acoustic music with his label Une Jolie Musique.


Derek Toolan

Derek Toolan

Systems Administrator

I come from County Galway on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, which I feel everyone should attempt to visit at least once in their lifetime. When I am not offering free promotion on behalf of the Tourism Board of Ireland, I enjoy all things tech, seeing new parts of the world, photography, biking the amazing pathways in the Ottawa/Gatineau area, and supporting the greatest "football" team in the universe - Manchester United.


Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Systems Administrator

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.


Paul White

Paul White

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.


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