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Top 5 Talks: Sven Efftinge

Sven Efftinge is a passionate software developer, kite surfer and father. He's the project lead of Eclipse Xtend, a statically-typed programming language for the JVM, and Xtext, a framework for developing programming languages and domain-specific languages. He leads a development and research office for itemis, a strategic member at Eclipse.

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Top 5 Talks: John Arthorne

John Arthorne is the ECon 2013 Program Committee Chair and a Senior Software Developer at IBM. He has worked on the Eclipse and Equinox projects for the past decade in many different areas. John was the main developer on the resource model for many years, and designed the platform's concurrency infrastructure. In recent years he has focused on the Orion project, provisioning (p2), e4, and overall platform API quality. He is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, Planning Council, Eclipse Project PMC, and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors.

As PC chair, John knows the session schedule like the back of his hand! His top 5 talks are:

  • Equinox: Improving and Evolving the Core Framework
    A detailed look at how the Equinox framework is evolving to modernize the implementation and prepare for Java modularity. This is the biggest overhaul of the Equinox implementation since it came to Eclipse, and here is a detailed explanation straight from the project lead and main framework developer.
  • Bling: The GPU powered Game IDE
    A really cool example of the radical new kinds of applications you can build with the new Eclipse 4 architecture. While most users of the Eclipse IDE have not yet seen the true power of Eclipse 4, this talk highlights what is now possible.
  • Merging technologies to bring 3D printing status to the web
    3D printing is a hot emerging technology, but what's really exciting about this talk is a demonstration of machine to machine architectures. Our world is filling up with lots of internet-connected devices, and enabling these devices to connect with each other and collaborate autonomously opens up fascinating new possibilities. Eclipse is at the center of this transformation, both at the level of tools, and in the runtimes making it happen.
  • Are you user friendly? Improve your designs and delight your customers with fast and easy user feedback
    Many developers don't give a lot of thought to user experience issues, but it is a very important part of the eventual success of any software. This talk is a good opportunity for developers who might not be experts in usability to get some practical tips and become a more well-rounded developer.
  • Building an in-house Eclipse support team
    A lot of companies struggle with how to manage adoption of open source software in their organization. This talk gives an experience report from Ericsson on how they handled open source adoption in a large enterprise. Just about every organization is adopting open source technologies in some form and can learn some lessons from Ericsson's approach.

EclipseCon and ALM Connect Keynotes Announced

We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for EclipseCon and ALM Connect!

The keynote speakers will include:

  • Stephen O'Grady - Principal Analyst and Co-Founder, RedMonk
  • Jeffrey Hammond - Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Zach Holman - GitHub
  • Adam Messinger - VP of Application Development, Twitter
  • Jim Laskey - Multi-language Lead for Java Lang/Tools, Oracle

Newsletter: January 15, 2013

The first issue of the EclipseCon 2013 Newsletter is available!
Read it now and find out who will be the Keynote Speakers for this year's conference!


Session Schedule is Live!

You can now see the EclipseCon schedules in grid form on the Session Schedule page. Create your own personal schedule by clicking on the star icons in the talk cells. Enjoy!


Tutorials Pre-Registration

The registration system has been updated to include the tutorials!

If you have not yet registered: please be sure to select 2 tutorials you'd like to attend when you register.

If you have already registered: please access your registration record and select the tutorials you'd like to attend. To access to your record, either go to your registration confirmation email and click on "Review, change or update your registration," or visit the Registration page and follow these steps:

  1. Click on "View or Change Your Existing Registration"
  2. Log in to your account

Submitters Have Been Notified

The accept / decline emails have been sent by the submission system. By now everyone should have been notified about their proposals.

If you submitted a talk but did not receive an email, please let us know at Thanks again to everyone who sent in a proposal. The program will be announced soon, and it's going to be great!

Here's the link to see the list of accepted talks.


Interview with John Arthorne

The Program Chair, John Arthorne, agreed to an interview with us! Find out what he has to say about EclipseCon and the Call for Papers.


Early Talk Selection

The EclipseCon 2013 Program Committee is pleased to announce the 5 early selections for conference program. Congratulations to the 5 speakers:

- Shawn Pearce, Scaling Up JGit
- Jake Wharton, Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source
- Tamar Cohen, NASA uses Eclipse RCP applications for experiments on the International Space Station
- Tony McCrary, Bling: The GPU powered Game IDE
- Thomas Schindl, Modern UIs with JavaFX, OSGi, and e4 and the tooling provided by e(fx)clipse

The OSGi DevCon Program Committee also made one early selection. Congratulations to Paul Bakker and Marel Offermans for having their talk Modularity in the Cloud: a Case Study selected.

As a reminder the deadline for the call for papers for EclipseCon, ALM Connect and OSGi DevCon is November 19, 2013. Please submit your session proposals today!


Early Talk Selection

The program committee will select five talks for early acceptance from those submitted by October 31. Propose a session now! If you have any questions, please visit the Submission FAQs page.

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