There are many ways to participate in EclipseCon 2009. The easiest way is to register and then show up in Santa Clara, attend sessions, converse with colleagues, and use the hallways and lunch tables to both teach and learn about Eclipse.
If you'd like to take a little more active role in EclipseCon, we invite you to propose a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evening.
Birds of a Feather meetings are informal (i.e., unplanned) one-and-a-half-hour gatherings of people who want to talk about a particular topic. BOFs do not include AV such as projectors and microphones. BOFs are scheduled for the evenings, after the receptions, and serve as a great way to continue the conversations that have been started that day. There are typically a dozen simultaneous BOFs and they are open to everyone.
All the instructions and guidelines are on the Eclipse wiki - head over there for all the details. You are responsible for your submission being correct, so we suggest you take just a couple minutes to read all the instructions. Thanks.
After your BOF is accepted, you will be asked to sign (electronically) a speaker agreement. All presenters must register with an All-Access Pass. Please note that a Free Exhibits-Only pass is only good for entry to the Exhibit Hall and does not allow entry into other conference activities or events, including evening events such as BOFs.
After you and your co-authors have registered and made hotel reservations, you'll need to start preparing your presentation materials and (optionally) upload them to the submission system. This upload will automatically make the material available on the EclipseCon 2009 website before, during, and after the conference.
Providing the materials in advance has a number of advantages: