See you at EclipseCon 2011

March 16, 2011 | 3 min Read

Over the last few days I’ve read many blogs from folks who are speaking at EclipseCon next week in Santa Clara. Everytime I find it really interesting to hear about the ideas behind the talks. So, with this post I want to show you what you can expect from the EclipseSource folks at EclipseCon.

First we’ll have a chance to meet every morning. EclipseSource is the activity sponsor again this year. What does this mean? This means that the first 50 people will get a cool running shirt and everyone will get the opportunity to meet Eclipse committers away from the conference stress. After the jogging you won’t have to wait long to hear from us again.

The first event is on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. You can meet Ian Bull and listen to him speaking about growing an open source project. He will show you how easy it is to get in touch with your favorite open source project by contributing to it.  He will demo how to overcome the major hurdles to becoming a first class contributor.

If you can’t get enough of Ian you will have a second chance to listen to him after a short break. On Tuesday at 4:00 pm he will show you everything you need to know about p2 together with Kim Moir and Pascal Rapicault. They will show you how to get around the biggest pain points in p2 and pointers for best practices.

If p2 is not your favorite topic and you want to go deep into some hardcore stuff, then I recommend attending Johannes Eickhold’s talk. It’s in the same slot as the p2 talk and is entitled, “Sovereign: Migrating Java Threads to Improve Availability of Web Applications”.  Johannes will describe two technical strategies on how to improve availability in RAP, a very interesting problem with big implications for RAP.

Because EclipseCon is full of good talks, you don’t have to wait long for the next one. Take a look ahead at RAP together with Ralf Sternberg at 4:30 pm. He will take you on a tour inside our plans with RAP and show some really cool demos. This talk also marks the end of this packed Tuesday for us.

But luckily the Wednesday is not far away.  Meet Ian again at 5:30 pm ;). He will show you some really cool demos on the hot new products showcase reception. This is a great opportunity to go into detail together with Ian.

After meeting Ian again you can take a break from us. But, only until 7:30 pm. Ralf will moderate the RAP BoF and right after this you can join me on the RTP BoF.  The BoFs will give us a full hour to propose ideas and discuss concepts or internals. So, don’t miss them.

Because RTP is a hot new Eclipse Project ;), in addition to the BoF, you will also have the chance to attend a presentation by me on Thursday 2:30 pm.  As you might already know,  we created the RTP project to enable more developers to use EclipseRT. In my talk,  “Eclipse Runtimes out of the Box”, you can hearing everything there is to know about RTP in 20 minutes.

In addition to this schedule there is more. Of course, you will find all of us at the Hyatt every evening ;).  I’m really looking forward to meeting you there…