Last night was the deadline to have your EclipseCon session proposal considered by the Program Committee (PC) for one of the 5 early bird selections. The good news is the PC now has 131 sessions to consider, the bad news is they have to make the selection by December 14th. Luckily, I am not on the PC but I thought it would be fun to give them my recommendations for the talks:
- Xtext meets e4: Developing an editor for the e4 workbench model – There is a lot of interest in e4 and Xtext, showing how you can use XText with e4 is an example of the future of Eclipse.
- Modular Architecture from Top to Bottom – OSGi, Equinox, EclipseRT are hot topics but education on how to create proper architecture is key. Both speakers know their stuff on this topic.
- Groovy for Java Developers – Groovy is one of the cool new languages for developers.
- Eclipse to the Rescue – I have seen Austin speak before. He presents a very compelling case study of using RAP, RCP and Equinox.
- Eclipse Modeling at Deutsche Boerse AG – We need more case studies at EclipseCon and this is another good story of using Eclipse modeling technology to solve real world problems.
- Use XText to Automate PBX Stress Testing – Gustavo is a super smart guy and is doing some real world stuff. This looks like a really compelling case study.
- It’s a Dynamic World – Bringing Animations to SWT – e4 and SWT need to have animation support to be compelling for modern UIs. This looks like an interesting solution.
Some comments about my selections:
- If I didn’t select your talk please don’t be offended. Remember I am not on the PC and frankly my opinion might just be the kiss of death for the talks I mentioned.
- For the alert reader, I did indeed select 7 talks instead of the 5 the PC need to select by Dec. 14. Once again proving that I am happy to not be on the PC and making very tough decisions.
- I could have easily selected another 7 talks. Once again I am confident EclipseCon is going to have another great program.