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First OSGi Developer Certifications Awarded at OSGi Community Event 2014

Seven OSGi developers achieved OSGi Developer Certification at the OSGi Community Event 2014, earning OSGi Developer Certification - Foundation Level.

OSGi Developer Certification proves IT professional and developer expertise and experience with OSGi technology and OSGi specifications and provides employers with confirmation of an employee’s or prospective employee’s OSGi qualifications.

“OSGi Developer Certification indicates to employers and peers that the developer has the foundational knowledge necessary to deliver all of the benefits of OSGi technology for your organization, from shorter time to market to reduced development costs and maintenance costs,” said Dan Bandera, president of the OSGi Alliance.

The OSGi developers awarded OSGi Developer Certification include:

  • Neil Bartlett, Paremus
  • Toland Brand, Ergon Informatik AG
  • David Bosschaert, Adobe
  • BJ Hargrave, IBM
  • Tim Ward, Paremus
  • Carsten Ziegeler, Adobe
  • Balázs Zsoldos, Everit Kft

The OSGi Developer Certification exam covers the topics of modularity, bundle lifecycle, principles of services, and basic usage of a set of OSGi Compendium Specifications. The certification is valid for three years and renewable with a current test.

The second OSGi Developer Certification exam will be Jan. 22, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif.

For more information on the OSGi Developer Certification Program, review the certification program or contact the Alliance. To confirm an individual’s certification status, contact the OSGi Alliance and provide the person’s name and certificate number.

OSGi Community Event 2014

The OSGi Community Event 2014, sponsored by IBM, featured well-attended talks about OSGi technology and the OSGi ecosystem and launched the OSGI Alliance’s first OSGi Internet of Things (IoT) demo and hackathon. Tobiasz Dworak from Research & Engineering Center won best application in the hackathon. The OSGi IoT demo will be continued at future events to include other products and additional applications.

Slides from the OSGi Community Event 2014 are now available.

OSGi technology provides a modular architecture for today’s large-scale distributed systems as well as small, embedded applications. Building agile systems from in-house and off-the-shelf modules significantly reduces development and maintenance expenses.

About the OSGi Alliance

The OSGi Alliance is a worldwide consortium of technology innovators that advances a proven and mature process to enable the componentization of applications into well-defined software modules, and ensure interoperability of applications and services over a broad variety of devices. The Alliance provides specifications, reference implementations, test suites and certification to foster a valuable cross-industry ecosystem. OSGi technology is shipping in millions of units worldwide, and is deployed by Fortune Global 500 companies in enterprise, desktop, smart home/energy and telematics markets. Member companies collaborate within an egalitarian, equitable and transparent environment and promote adoption of OSGi technology through business benefits, user experiences and forums. For more information on the non-profit technology corporation, visit

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