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EclipseCon 2012

Next week, I’ll be at EclipseCon 2012.

I look forward to attending the Eclipse Foundation board meeting and also giving the Git tutorial with colleagues. Over half the projects on have already moved to Git, if you haven’t yet or have hesitations, I highly recommend you attend the tutorial. Also, If you just want to grab a frosty beverage and chat open source let me know. I would love to talk to committers who have some ideas on how to make committer life better at the Eclipse Foundation.

See you there!

EclipseCon NA 2012 Deadline

As a reminder, the deadline for EclipseCon 2012, North America edition is tomorrow.

So please submit your proposals, the Program Committee is going to select a program in the next couple weeks. It was difficult enough choosing the early-bird picks:

We look forward to your submissions!

EclipseCon 2011 Attendee Survey

Just to let everyone know, the EclipseCon 2011 attendee survey is available!

Please fill it out as the results are looked at every year to find ways to improve EclipseCon.

EclipseCon 2011: Effective Git Tutorial

Thanks to all who attended our hands-on tutorial yesterday!

We hope that people got a taste of the improved Git tooling at Eclipse and how to effectively work with the Gerrit code review system. As a reminder, the exercises are available online.

If you have any questions, please ask them on the EGit forums.

EclipseCon 2011 Git Tutorial Preperation

If you’re attending the Effective Git tutorial at EclipseCon 2011, it would be great if you could get an early start by doing the first tutorial exercise.

It would benefit everyone if tutorial attendees took the time to setup as there are nine total exercises to get through. It’s a bit of work to go through the first exercise and setup a Gerrit account. If everyone is setup, we can spend less time on the first exercise and more time on the other exercises. However, if we can’t get through all the exercises, everything is available online for you to finish at your own convenience. We are eventually looking to make this material more consumable and are even considering doing a book.

Anyways, I look forward to spreading the Git love tomorrow afternoon!

EclipseCon 2011 QR Code Game

I heard from the grape vine that some people didn’t know about the QR Code game at EclipseCon! All you need to play is to download a QR code reader for your mobile phone and start scanning!

I highly recommend Red Laser if you don’t have an application already to scan codes. Other than that, please read the rules of the game and start the hunt for codes!

Finalized EclipseCon 2011 Keynotes

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that we finalized the EclipseCon 2011 keynotes!

Todd Lipcon will introduce Apache Hadoop and share his experience of working with large scale software systems. Mark Reinhold and John Duimovich will discuss the future of Java and in particular, OpenJDK. Finally, we’ll have David Gondek from the IBM Watson Strategy Team talk a bit about IBM Watson.

I find it interesting that Watson was mostly written in Java (with a smattering of Prolog and C++). If you’re curious how the machine works, check out this interview by the IBM Watson team. Oh, and please remember to register for EclipseCon if you haven’t already! I look forward to seeing everyone at the conference.

EclipseCon 2011 Idol Contest

Hey guys, this year at EclipseCon 2011 we’re going to do something new, EclipseCon Idol. It’s a contest where nine EclipseCon attendees will present in Ignite Style a topic that is interesting to them. It can be about Eclipse technology, but it does not have to be. The only requirement is that humor and comedy need to be a key part of your presentation. To see a good ignite-style presentation, check out this one from The Oatmeal

To participate in EclipseCon Idol, please contact for full details. There are only nine spots available. We are looking for humor, so talks like “Why Modeling is taking over the world” will not be accepted. Good examples may include “Why my cats would make great developers”, “Why authoring tech books is like working at McDonalds” and “You too can be arrogant by knowing a useless dated programming language.” I hope you enjoy it, it should definitely be entertaining after some frozen beverages!

As a reminder, it’s the last week for early registration for EclipseCon 2011 – prices go up February 14. After you register, be sure to book your hotel room right away as the hotel is filling up fast and you want to be as close to the Hyatt bar as possible.

EclipseCon 2011 Mobile Apps

We’ll have mobile applications available for people during the EclipseCon 2011 conference this year thanks to the awesome folks at itemis mobile.

I’ve been doing some beta testing recently and things are going well.

My question to all y’all is what type of features would you like to see in the final application? I was thinking of adding some social media aspects to the application involving tweeting the talks you’re about to attend amongst other things. It would also be nice to vote-in-application for sessions you’ve attended, but in the end, we can only do so much to improve the application.

What do you think?

EclipseCon 2011 Logistics

It’s getting closer to EclipseCon 2011 so I thought it would be a good time to talk logistics!

Be sure to register now for the best price; early registration ends on February 14. Also, I recommend that you make your hotel and flight reservations now. The hotel always sells out pretty early and the other options aren’t as convenient in my opinion.
Taxi Shares:

Evangelize your Sessions
There are lots of good sessions this year and so you are in competition with other sessions at times. The solution? Get out there and promote yourself and your talk: in your blog, Twitter, on email lists and so on. There’s no shame in a little advertising!

The conference organizers will be extracting your name, session title, affiliation and so on from the website after February 11 to create the printed program. If you want the printed program to have your name spelled correctly and your efforts attributed to your employer, now is the time to double check all that.

WiFi and Internet Expectations
There is WiFi throughout the convention venue. The WiFi is generally pretty good, but there is only so much bandwidth… I recommend that you don’t give a session that is dependent on the internet… find a way to do everything locally. Otherwise, to quote Murphy’s Law… “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” On a side note, if you absolutely need a reliable Internet connection for your session, email with a serious justification.

Tutorial Presenters
For tutorial presenters, there will be five USB memory sticks for each tutorial to help you distribute the software to your attendees. You need to pick these up at the registration desk and put your own files on them. They are yours to keep. On top of that, there will be student workers to help tutorial presenters this year. If you are giving a tutorial, please be thinking of ways your student can help (distributing USB keys, tell jokes, etc.). Email for more information.

Slide Templates
There are no slide templates… be creative on your own!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the conference. Let me know if you have any questions!