Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic Open Source developer. He runs
Collabora's Office division, leading our Collabora Online and Office
products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside
an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The
Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering
Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization.
Prior to Collabora he gained a wide experience as a Novell/SUSE
Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software
infrastructure across the Linux stack to from the base-system,
boot-time, MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source
accessibility, among others.
Collabora Online has a novel model that allows re-using the
LibreOffice code-base to provide rich collaborative editing. Recently
we have been been focusing our development on improving the 'feel' and
slickness of document editing as a key part of user experience. We
have also been working on improving editing performance with larger
numbers of concurrent active editors.
Come and hear about the things that we've found and fixed, both in
COOL and also in the LibreOffice core to improve interactivity and to
make collaborative editing fly.
Sponsor's Keynote by Collabora Productivity's Michael Meeks