Hack’n Eclipse

Today I travelled from Victoria B.C. to Vancouver B.C. to attend the Eclipse Hack-a-thon. It was a great event and I met some really interesting people. I also had a chance to catch up with some old friends. There were several Eclipse vetrans in attendance including Andrew Eisenberg (famous for his work on Groovy and Grails tools), Andy Clement (of AspectJ Fame), David Green, Lucas Panjer, and Shawn Minto from the Mylyn team and Deepak Azad from the JDT UI Team. Ian Skerrett from the Eclipse Foundation also made the trip all the way from Ottawa. There were also a number of students from both UBC and SFU.

Deepak worked with a few people to hack on some JDT bugs, while the Mylyn crew worked hard everything ALM. Andrew and a few others led a large group of people as they hacked on Orion and Scripted. I worked on issues in the p2 UI and I think I finally fixed the performance problems in the Install New Software dialog (special thanks to Shawn Minto from some help with the filtered tree viewer).

A big shout-out to Tasktop for hosting the event (and letting us mess up their new office). Thanks also to VMWare for sponsoring and especially Andrew Eisenberg for organizing the whole thing.