A large cadre of Eclipse demo camps (27 listed so far) are being organized for November and December.
With the help of the local Eclipse office and sponsorship again by Instantiations, I am organizing a demo camp in Portland Oregon for November 12, 2008.
This will be the 3rd Portland demo camp and we plan to continue with a format similar to those of the past but try a Southwest location to mix things up: Godfather's Pizza on the Tigard/Beaverton border.
Come as a presenter and demo the cool stuff that you have been working on in Eclipse or building on top of Eclipse. Or come as an attendee to be inspired by the work of others.
The EclipseCon 2009 (March 23rd - 26th, 2009, in Santa Clara, California) submissions open up on October 6, 2008. Please take some time to consider submitting a proposal in one of the many categories and types of presentations. I especially would encourage you to consider the Committer and Contributor category which I am the lead for again this year. The goal of the Committer and Contributor category is:
...to enable new and experienced Eclipse committers and contributors to work effectively with and for the Eclipse community. Presentations will include topics covering how to work in the open, how the Eclipse foundation operates, and how to foster or be a successful contributor or committer. Talks focusing on peer and community interactions, ecosystem building, the Eclipse foundation and governance model, licensing and the Eclipse IP process, Eclipse project initiation, growth and maintenance, and the Eclipse development process will all be considered.As well please review the "Awesome Presentations" post from Scott Rosenbaum on the EclipseCon blog.
And don't worry...I am definitely planning EclipseCon Exercise 2009.
Looking forward to the demo camps and EclipseCon 2009.