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  • Michael Meeks

    Michael Meeks

    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.


Come hear how how Collabora Online has brought LibreOffice technology to mobile devices and to your web-browser. Hear about: * adding collaborative editing to a legacy-rich code-base * Linux security / isolation pieces we use to make that sensible * how we make that scalable & performant * the exiting drop-offs of the Web APIs we have to use * the joys of native JS mapping of UX * business constraints on engineering: the use of map widgets, for document rendering: you are here → ←, and/or why we’re now Collabora Online. And of course, get some updates on new user-experience changes, what’s coming next, and how to contribute to our mission of making Open Source rock!