Friday, February 8, 2008

EclipseCon 2008: Committers View

EclipseCon has always been a great gathering of the Eclipse Committers.
As such EclipseCon 2008 has lots to offer Eclipse committers.

We have worked to create the Committer and Contributors track as part of the program. As the name suggests this is a grouping of talks that are of special interest to all Eclipse committers and contributors.

Another event specifically targeted for contributors and brought to you with help from your Committer representatives is the Hackathon. Don't spend all your time there but hunker down and code when you feel the need.

Not really directly part of EclipseCon, is the Eclipse Foundation Members Meeting. It is an all day meeting on Monday March 17. To see the blogged content of a previous members meeting go here. For all the minutes go here. Something new to check out perhaps?

EclipseCon is a great opportunity to meet your Eclipse board including the Committer representatives and Add-in Providers that you elect during the current board election.
Lots of great candidates to choose from: do not forget to read all the positions and get the vote out!
At EclipseCon come and explore the Exhibit hall which, besides hosting lots of great exhibits, will have a small area with a couple of chairs to do a meet and greet with some members of the Eclipse board.

And I know that at least two of your current committer representatives will be out on the EclipseCon Exercise activity. Do you like golf? Blackberries? How about Jazz?

Looking for a new job that requires Eclipse skills? All the EclipseCons I have attended (and I have been lucky enough to attend all of them) have had a job opportunities board for perusal. As well, you would be hard pressed to find a better networking opportunity...

Looking for people with the same interests as yourself? Birds of Feather or BOFs are still being organized and are always a great way to meet other people with the same passions.

And don't forget the tutorials...which are gratis :-)

Sign up already :-) EclipseCon 2008