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Meet the ecosystem at Capella Day

Join the community on June 20th for a full day dedicated to Capella, the open source model-based engineering solution. You'll have the opportunity to meet the actors of the project ecosystem: creators of the solution, providers of Capella add-ons and services, industrial users (Thales, Airbus Safran Launchers, Continental) and MBSE experts. Benefit from their concrete feedback and discover latest plugins and extensions that will unleash the potential of Capella, from documents generation to collaborative work with your team. Register now!

Speaker Pitch: Simulating Future Mobility

by Robert Hilbrich

SUMO (Simulation of Urban Mobility) is a microscopic traffic simulator. In this talk, SUMO and its capabilities for the realistic simulation of cars, buses, bikes, pedestrians, trains and even ships in cities, such as Berlin, are presented in an overview. A short and hands-on tutorial for the live creation of a simulation scenario is provided.

Sponsor Testimonial: Itemis

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Itemis is an independent IT consultancy and offer products and services for efficient software development projects. One of our core competencies is the automation of software development through model based development procedures. We provide support to our customers in systems engineering, development of the Internet of things (ioT) and enterprise applications. Services we provide include Scrum and agile project management, IT-modernization, app-development and usability engineering. With offices throughout Germany, France and Switzerland we are always just a short distance away from you.

itemis has been a strategic member of the Foundation for many years. EclipseCon has always been a great opportunity to let people know what we are doing, to meet interesting people and to share knowledge. As a driver of Xtext we are very proud to have the Xtext Summit colocated with EclipseCon this year. We hope that the XtextSummit will become as popular as the XtextCon has been some years before. We are proud to sponsor EclipseCon and to help make it a great event.

Look out for our booth and chat with us. We’ll bring a small and smart friend that will make you smile. ;-).

 

Check out the program!

With so many great proposals, it wasn't easy. But the program committee made the final selection, and here they are!

Thanks to everyone who sent in a talk, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Speaker Pitch: My Minecraft-Smart-Home: Prototyping the Internet of Uncanny Things

by Sascha Wolter

Software solutions and everyday objects are becoming increasingly "smarter", take over more "responsibility" and know more and more about us and our intentions. But what does that mean for developers, and what impact does this have on the user? How do we convey the understanding and competence for this Internet of Things?

Get a sneak preview of the talks with the Early Bird Picks!

Speaker Pitch: Ethics in Software

by Boris Baldassari

Software is impacting every area of our lives, and will be even more omnipresent in the future. We have seen on many occasions during the last few years how a small glitch in software can have unprecedented consequences, from data leaks to people being harmed.Hands

As software practitioners and as members of a community, we have a responsibility towards our users, our fellow developers, and the world. In other words, developing software *is* a political act.

In this session we will take the opportunity to consider the ethical implications of software development and production, why it is important, and how we can do it better for the world and for ourselves while still being pragmatic.

The talk will be organized around these points:

  • Review the definition and scope of ethics in our history, from the old-fashioned hacker ethic to modern codes of conduct.
  • Consider the personal, social and political implications of software development for people, communities and societies. The world is not either white or black, and most high-impact ethical decisions actually come from individual, small choices that lay in the grey zone.
  • See how these concerns can be applied on a few practical use cases, in the software industry, in the free software community, and for our own projects.
  • See how the Eclipse Foundation addresses these concerns and actively works on them through various initiatives, from licencing and governance to working groups.

Finally, at the end of the talk we'll have the opportunity to reflect on our own behaviour and activities, as individual software practitioners and as a community, and to look at ways to make our world a better place. Join us!

Boris

Early-Bird Talks

We have chosen five talks for early acceptance at EclipseCon France. Congratulations to the speakers, and thanks to everyone who submitted.

The final submission deadline is Tuesday, March 29. We look forward to reading the proposals that are still to come!

A word for speakers - Why submit a talk?

by Aurélie Vache

Debating whether or not to submit a talk? Aurélie Vache has some answers for you.

Speaking in front of people is an exercise that is not without challenges but is so rewarding. Share your experience, present a technology, do a live-coding, tell how you have to build an entire stack hosted in the cloud processing a large volume of data, replicated, load balanced ... These are some of the many examples. Whether you are more front, back, ops, data, UX ... What you have to say is important.

I have heard many reasons for not speaking. Here are a few of them.

I have nothing important to say..

If you have an idea, you use a technology, you know well a subject, it’s not “not important”. Take several hours and days to write your abstract, think about it and you will see that it will great to share this to another people.

I’m not legitimate

If you ask yourself the question is often the proof that you are legitimate.

What I have to say has already been said

Of course another person must have already talked about the topic you want to talk about. But, that does not mean you do not have your chance, or that your talk will not be better at the end than another person. What is most important to you? Share your experience? Discover your favorite technology / tool? Show that by using this, that and another language and techno tool, one can fly a drone based on the price of a currency?

I have never been a speaker

One must start one day! :-) Have you ever imagined, dreamed of a talk about a topic that you are passionate about? What if it was time for you to get started?

I have no ideas

No ideas, no problem! Here is a list of the type of talks that we want to see at EclipseCon France 2017. If you have other ideas, we also welcome them!

 

Presenting a talk at a conference requires a lot of preparation, research, reading white papers, books, articles, experiments, writing and editing slides. In the end all this work is technically and humanly enriching and allows you to be even more confident about the topic being tackled.

We at Duchess France, an association promoting women developers and women in IT, inspiring and encouraging them to speak at conferences or technical events, are used to helping speakers to write their abstracts. If their proposal is accepted we can also organize practice sessions in real life, or depending on your location, via hangout.

To conclude, you are great! Do not forget it. What makes a good conference is its organization with its staff, the quality and diversity of its talks and speakers and of course, attendees!

Do not wait any longer to submit! :-)

Aurélie

Aurelie Vache

Bring your ideas and expertise to the Xtext Summit

The Xtext Summit is a two-day event at EclipseCon France 2017, that includes a full day of talks on June 21st. Submit your talk before March 15th and be eligible for extra promotion as an early bird pick! The Xtext Summit will start the day before at the Unconference. Both novices and experts will benefit from the hands-on workshop with the committers, a fishbowl session where you can contribute your ideas directly to the community and a hackathon for collaborating on Xtext bugs and features.

Get inspired and plan your talk!

Watch a few of the recordings from EclipseConFrance 2016 on the YouTube playlist. Visit the Call for Papers and talk to your colleagues about your submissions!

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