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Now Launched – “itemis Stuttgart”


Beginning of the year itemis opened its new location in Stuttgart. Now that we have settled down here, we made an official launch party. It was a nice little event attended by some of our customers and of course the itemikers. The event took place at “Stuttgarter Engineering Park (STEP)” where itemis has its new home.

Kurt Ebert, who manages the new location, welcomed everyone. Here are some keywords from his speech.

  • itemis was founded in 2003; 2006 in South Germany
  • 10 locations in Europe now
  • 150 employees in total, 18 at itemis Stuttgart

Markus Völter, then gave an excellent talk on “Model-Driven Development and DSLs“.During the one hour lively talk, he went on talking about the history of MDD and DSLs. What was even more interesting was when he displayed some DSLs he implemented for some real world applications like a “Pension Fund Specification” and “Fountains” (Fountain is no new buzzword, its the fountain you see at parks :) ).

The coffee break was a chance to get to know some new faces and welcome some familiar faces to our new location.

The second presentation of the day was from Andreas Graf and myself on “Requirements, Traceability & DSLs“. Andreas Graf’s “Presentation Zen style” slides appeared to catch everyone’s attention. He talked about the new activities at itemis on Requirements Engineering solutions. In between the talks, I managed to give a glimpse of the new tools with 3 demos.

The light dinner was again a chance to meet more people.

Thanks to all for attending. More images from the day can be found here.

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