Up and running faster… whose idea was that?

Up and running faster… whose idea was that?

Another EclipseCon has come and gone.  As an Eclipse user, community member, contributor and committer, EclipseCon is a chance for me to make new contacts, renew old friendships and help payoff my beer debt.  There are many people who helped make EclipseCon a great event.  The program chair (Chris Anz… no wait… Aniz.. Aniszczyk!), the program committee, conference chair (Donald Smith), the foundation staff (See bug 300500) and the wonderful people at MeetGreen.  However, one of the most important groups at EclipseCon are the sponsors. They’re the ones who give us all that free beer at 7:00pm.

EclipseSource was a sponsor as well this year, and instead of sponsoring something boring like beer at 7:00pm we sponsored running at 7:00am. I’m sure this seemed like a great idea to the suits (that would be Jeff and Jochen) 🙂

In all seriousness, thanks to everyone who came out for the early morning runs.  We had between 15-20 most mornings (except for Wednesday when it was pouring… we only had 6).  For those of you who think that buying a beer is the only way to get a committer to agree to fix  your bug, you should try running instead.  Committers will agree to almost anything to get you to stop asking question when they are completely out of breath ;).

I hope to see you all next year!

3 Comments
  • Darin Swanson
    Posted at 00:02, 2011-03-26

    Missed being out there with you guys this year…so glad the tradition has continued!

  • Kim Moir
    Posted at 01:35, 2011-03-26

    Way to go runners who braved the rain. As some of my running friends say “You’re not made of sugar – you won’t melt” 🙂 Missed running at EclipseCon this year.

  • gilles
    Posted at 10:29, 2011-03-30

    It was the first time for me running in the morning. I liked it. Especially when it was over. It is a wonderful start into a day at EclipseCon. I recommend it for everyone who is into the free-beer thing going on in the evenings. Running in the mornings takes all the pain away.