Up and running faster... whose idea was that?

March 25, 2011 | 2 min Read

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!

Ian Bull

Ian Bull

Ian is an Eclipse committer and EclipseSource Distinguished Engineer with a passion for developer productivity.

He leads the J2V8 project and has served on several …