FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Speaker: Jürgen Schmidt

Jürgen Schmidt

Jürgen Schmidt is working since more than 10 years for Sun in the StarOffice/OpenOffice project team in Hamburg, Germany.

He is working for Sun Microsystems in the StarOffice group for 10 years. He was deeply involved in the development of the UNO component model which is the foundation for the API. The community is one aspect of his daily work. He is involved in the project since the beginning, he is the project lead of the API project and the co-lead of the Extensions and ODF Toolkit project. His main goal is to spread the knowledge around the programmability features of around the world and to show that it is more than only an office productivity suite.

Jügen speaks frequently about the programmability features of Some examples are the OpenOffice conferences, JAX 2003 (Germany), OOP 2004 in Munich (Germany) and JavaPolis 2006 in Antwerpen (Belgium), Jazoon 2007 in Zurich (Switzerland), JavaOne 2003 and 2007 in San Francisco (USA) and 2007 in Bangalore (India).