SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Eclipse Game Show - Monday, February 28th, 20:00 - 22:00
Join us for the Eclipse quiz event of the year! Better than an FAQ, the Eclipse Game Show, is your chance to demonstrate your mastery of Eclipse trivia. The fun begins on Monday evening at 20:00. Our thanks to Borland for their generous support!



Exhibit Hall - Tuesday, March 1st, 10:00am-7:30pm - Wednesday, March 2nd, 10:00am-4:30pm
Visit the Exhibit Hall to learn more about how Eclipse is being put to work. Get a first hand look at the latest Eclipse-based products and plug-ins. And, make sure you participate in the Passport to Eclipse game to win great prizes.


Exhibit Hall Reception - Tuesday, March 1st - 5:30pm-7:30pm
On Tuesday evening join us in the Exhibit Hall for an opportunity to browse the Exhibits and enjoy some refreshments. Our thanks to SAS for sponsoring this event!


IBM Rational Dessert Reception & Technology Demonstration
Tuesday, March 1st, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Come hear how IBM Rational is supporting Eclipse with innovative technology and tools. A dessert and coffee reception will be followed by a demonstration of our latest development capabilities built on Eclipse technology. Product managers and other Eclipse experts from IBM Rational will be on hand to answer questions and address your needs for making Eclipse and IBM Rational tools integral parts of your software development platform.

MyEclipse Reception
Tuesday, March 1st, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Join the MyEclipse team for an interactive feedback reception showcasing the latest MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench release, a full-featured J2EE IDE for under $30. This release adds a large number of new features including UML Modeling, WYSIWYG JSP design, visual hibernate mapping, and Spring support. In addition, the Genuitec R&D team will be available to demonstrate a prototype and answer questions about the proposed Eclipse Desktop Integration technology subproject. The reception will be held in the Bayside A conference room on Tuesday, March 1 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided.

Poster Reception - Wednesday, March 2nd - 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Poster Reception is back at EclipseCon! On Wednesday evening come and visit the posters and meet the authors and leaders of over 50 Eclipse-based projects and products. The poster reception is a great way to network with the Eclipse Community, sharing ideas, developing new project ideas and just having a chat over refreshments! If you're hosting a poster for the reception, see the Logistics page for more info! Our thanks to Intel and SAP for co-sponsoring this year's poster reception!



Sybase "Ask the Experts" Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, March 2nd, 8:00pm-11:00pm.
Join Sybase for our "Ask the Experts" cocktail reception focusing on our ground-breaking Data Tools Project on Eclipse. Not only will you get to hear about an exciting Eclipse project from the experts who are leading it, but you will also have the chance to ask them questions about your Eclipse implementation.

The goal of the Eclipse Data Tools Project is to provide a comprehensive set of base data management frameworks and data management tools. The Data Tools Project will be an enabling technology - the platform upon which more extensive data management products will be built. Sybase is the leader of the Data Tools Project. This is your chance to learn about this pioneering Sybase project and talk with David Tong, VP of Engineering for Sybase, Karl Reti, Director of Platform Architecture for Sybase, and John Graham, Sybase’s lead Eclipse engineer, and meet with your peers in a relaxed environment.


Special Activities

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Join a BoF at EclipseCon! Birds of a Feather are informal meetings where you can share ideas, present and discuss specialized areas with others in the Eclipse community. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, get together with your colleagues who have an interest in your special topic area! We'll have sign up sheets on-site and rooms will be allocated based on the number of signups by 5:00 pm each day. BoFs run from 8:00pm-9:30pm and 9:30pm-11:00pm each day. If you'd like to lead a BoF at EclipseCon, visit the registration desk or the BoF sign up board.

Eclipse Code Clinic
Bring your code and share some time with fellow Eclipse developers! The Code Clinic room will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am -11:00pm and on Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm. We'll have a poster outside the room where you can let others know when your project developers will be available at the Clinic. Or, just drop by with your laptop after the receptions (7:30pm - 11:00pm) on Tuesday and Wednesday and jam with fellow members of the community in the Code Clinic Open Session!

Eclipse Demo Bazaar
Sometimes its great to get a walk through a project or product that's new to you. And, its great to be able to share a project or product demo with people who are interested! That's why we're setting up a virtual tent for the Demo Bazaar. We'll post a schedule where you can sign up for a time to demo. The Bazaar will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am-11:00pm and on Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm. To demo, all you'll need is a timeslot and your laptop - be sure to sign up early so EclipseCon participants can plan to attend your demo!

Lunch-time Table Topics
Have you ever attended a conference and had a hard time meeting people interested in your favorite topics? Well, we have, so at EclipseCon we've added lunch-time Table Topics. Each lunch table will have a small sign listing a topic. Just find a table with a topic that interests you and, voila!, you'll be sitting with a group of like minded people. Some of them will be experts, some will be novices, but all will be interested in that same topic so strike up a conversation and enjoy the food and the company.

Passport to Eclipse Game
An important part of Eclipse is the ecosystem of commercial vendors that are building Eclipse based product. Here is your opportunity to learn more about the solutions from some of these vendors and win FREE stuff at the same time. You'll find a passport in your conference bag and all you have to do is visit the booth of each vendor listed in the passport. Take the opportunity to learn about their products and they will also stamp your passport. Once the passport is complete, fill out your name and contact info and drop it off in the bin in the exhibit hall and get ready to win free stuff. On Tuesday and Wednesday, two prizes will be drawn: 1) a $1000 gift certificate for Amazon, and 2)the Eclipse Book Series set from Addison Wesley.

Project Sprints - Monday, February 28th - 18:00 - 23:00
On Monday evening you'll have the opportunity join a Project Sprint. The EclipseCon Sprints are designed to give teams a chance to introduce their projects to developers, share code, problems, solutions and ideas. These events are open to any developer who is interested in contributing to a specific project. You can sign up for the Sprints on Monday on the BoF sign up board.

Contributor Sprints - Monday, February 28th - 18:00 - 23:00
Contributor Sprints are EclipseCon's way of giving the contributors and committers from Project Teams an opportunity to work together face to face. EclipseCon brings together more Eclipse Committers and Contributors than any other event and although the week is busy, as a Committer or Contributor, we hope you won't miss the chance to interact with your fellow developers. These events are open to Contributors and Committers only - so if you're not sure if you should attend, please ask one of the committers on the project. You can find out where to meet on Monday on the BoF sign up board.


Special Events for Eclipse Foundation Members

New Member JumpStart Meeting - Monday, February 28th - 9:30am-11:30am
If you're a new Eclipse Foundation member, join us for the JumpStart Meeting, February 28, 9:30am-11:30am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. All new members are encouraged to attend this session to get a head start in working with the organization and operations of the Eclipse open source projects and the Eclipse Foundation. Email Sharon Wolfe (Sharon at eclipse.org) to confirm your attendance.

Eclipse Membership Meeting - Monday, February 28th - 1:00pm-6:00pm
The annual Eclipse Membership meeting will be held Monday, February 28, 1:00pm-6:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. All Eclipse Members, including Strategic Members, Add-In Providers, Associates and Committer Members, are welcomed and encouraged to attend this annual meeting. Following the meeting there will be a reception from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Email Sharon Wolfe (Sharon at eclipse.org) to confirm your attendance.