Nick Boldt is the Productization Lead (aka Release Engineer, Cat Herder) for JBoss Tools & JBoss Developer Studio.

As a committer for numerous Eclipse projects and member of the Eclipse Planning Council, he's automated build processes, integrated web & build systems, and designed build tools to simply and streamline building, testing, and releasing project code. He led the Dash Athena project, whose goal had been to bring a common build infrastructure to Eclipse and to other open-source PDE-based project build environments; with the rise of Tycho, this project was no longer needed and has since evolved in a different direction.

An avid blogger, he has also contributed to the release engineering efforts for GEF, PDT, VE, RSE, and Dash.

With over 5 years' experience in automated Eclipse PDE build systems, Nick decided to depart IBM to pursue a new focus working at Red Hat - applying the lessons learned at Eclipse to the JBoss community and supporting a whole new type of release train.

Now, after 7 years managing the JBoss Tools and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio release train, Nick has experience with Maven-, Tycho-, Ruby gem- and node/gulp-based builds, assembled continuously using Jenkins or Travis CI servers.

When not at the console writing Python, Bash, Java, Javascript, or JSON, Nick can be found outdoors rock climbing, cycling, or stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Ontario.

Contact Info

Nick Boldt :: Red Hat
Productization Lead :: JBoss Tools & JBoss Developer Studio

email: nickboldt, nboldt
skype, yahoo, gmail, twitter: nickboldt

IRC: nickboldt (#eclipse, #jbosstools)
blogs: .releng,, Cyclepathy