Witnessing an OSS technology getting together with a wide group of users is something I find exhilarating, I have experienced it with Acceleo, EMF Compare and Eclipse Sirius along the years, each time in different contexts and at different scales but discovering what is being done by others with a technology is always a source of excitement to me.
Capella was contributed by Thales to the Eclipse communities a few years ago already and fueled by the growing need to design Systems in a better way, by the interest in Model Based System Engineering and the qualities of the product in itself we can clearly see an acceleration in the last few months.
If you are wondering what is Capella and what it’s used for, here is a 2-minute video we prepared for you:
I started as a software engineer with a hint of academia through a master degree. I got involved in open-source projects quite early through contributions to KDE or the Linux Kernel, I then joined the Eclipse community and I am leading couples of projects there (EcoreTools, Amalgamation) and I am a member of the Architecture Council. The itch I keep scratching is 'How can we make better and open tools, faster?' and that led me to domain specific modeling practices and technologies. I like to share my findings through conferences and happened to co-author a number of articles and research papers.