Keynotes & Invited Speakers

Eclipse and The Dark Side of the Moon

Thursday, 30 October – 13:30-15:00

Erich Gamma, IBM

Eclipse ( is an open source universal tool platform for anything and nothing in particular. This talk looks at Eclipse inside the corona.


Erich Gamma leads the Eclipse Java Development tools project and is a member of the Eclipse project management committee. He is also a member of the Gang of Four, which is known for their book: Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich has paired with Kent Beck to develop JUnit, a popular testing tool for Java. Before joining OTI he was working at Taligent on a never shipped C++ development environment. Erich started with object-oriented programming over 20 years ago as a the co-author of ET++ one of the first large scale C++ application frameworks.

Erich Gamma is the site lead of the IBM OTI Lab in Zurich, Switzerland. He has a doctorate in computer science from the University of Zurich. Erich was a Swiss ski instructor but never a fan of Pink Floyd.