Since joining Red Hat, I've been working with an amazingly distributed team scattered around the world. I work with engineers in Beijing, Ireland, Switzerland, the United States, and more. To simplify communication we use JIRA, e-mail, IRC, and instant messenger clients to keep in touch and on task.
This talk focuses on some of the Eclipse technologies we use and others we've looked into using to help us deal with the distributed nature of our environment - from using the Eclipse IDE for development and the JIRA connector for Mylyn, to potentially using ECF to manage our various chat-like communication channels, and other technologies that came to light.
Brian Fitzpatrick (aka "Fitz") is a software engineer with Red Hat, Inc., who has contributed to the Data Tools Project (DTP) since its inception. Until recently, Brian's focus has mainly been on Eclipse tooling development for Sybase. This past year he joined Red Hat and has been working on cool SOA tooling. He hopes to continue helping out with DTP and elsewhere in Eclipse for the forseeable future. Currently he serves on the DTP PMC as well as as being the Team Lead for both the Connectivity and Enablement sub-projects within DTP.