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Marcel Offermans

Luminis Technologies
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Marcel is a fellow at Luminis and the Director at Luminis Technologies. As a software architect he has a broad experience in different operating systems, languages and applications, ranging from enterprise applications to mobile, embedded and distributed systems. He has been involved in lots of commercial OSGi projects for over ten years and is responsible for the architecture, development and support of an OSGi and cloud based software provisioning product. Currently, he is working on the Amdatu Platform. He is also a member of the Apache Software Foundation and involved as a committer and PMC member in the Apache Felix, Apache ACE and Apache Celix projects.

Marcel regularly speaks at conferences such as ApacheCon, EclipseCon, JavaOne, OSGi DevCon, FOSDEM, Devoxx, NLJUG and various local demo camps and user forums and has given several hands-on trainings on OSGi related subjects.

In his free time, Marcel is a long time simracer and part of the well known Simracing for Holland team. He particularly likes competing with GT cars in endurance events. Sims he’s driven include Grand Prix Legends, Nascar Racing 2003, GTP, rFactor, Live For Speed, netKar Pro, iRacing and rFactor 2. He’s been beta testing and developing on Automobilista, rFactor and rFactor 2 and has developed several tools for competing on-line as well as drivers for professional motion platforms.