Gaël Blondelle has a strong experience in Open Source, and more specifically in communities like OW2 and Eclipse.
Gaël Blondelle works for Obeo as Open Source Business Developper.
Gaël represents Obeo at the Eclipse Modeling Working Group.
Gaël is currently JUG leader in Toulouse JUG.
He co-founded Petals Link in 2004, the company which supports the OW2 projects for SOA : Petals ESB and Petals Master. Gaël acted as CTO of Petals Link until 2010.
From 2007 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Technology Council at the OW2 consortium, the global open source consortium for Middleware.
Since he started in the software industry in 1996, he has been working mainly in Telco, Java and SOA Technologies. He started at Alcatel as a sotfware engineer on phone simulators environment and then as a research engineer on corporate mobile communication tools. By 2000, he became consultant and trainer on Java, J2EE, XML and Web Services technologies at Valtech. He then acted as a middleware architect at France Telecom before creating Petals Link.