Eclipse DemoCamp Dortmund – November 30th at FZW

The Eclipse Foundation announced a new DemoCamp series for November 2010, and of course we will join the event series with a DemoCamp in Dortmund again. The FZW was a really nice location last time and thus we booked it again. There is enough parking space and also the central railway station is just a 5 min walk away.

Last time over 60 persons joined the Dortmund DemoCamp, making it one of the larger of its sort of the past Helios DemoCamp series. I hope that we will have again so many attendees.

At the moment I am searching for some exciting Demos about different areas of Eclipse. I am happy to have Marcel Bruch talking about his “Eclipse Code Recommenders” project. I met him on Frankfurt’s DemoCamp last November and on Darmstadt’s DemoCamp in July. Not only that the topic is rather amazing, Marcel is an excellent presenter.

Last month I met Ekkehard Gentz in San Francisco at Cafe Mason. He was presenting at the Blackberry DevCon, whilest I had a project in the Bay Area at this moment. I already wanted him for the last DemoCamp talking about his RedView project, but last time it clashed with another DemoCamp. I was not aware that he is so deep in Blackberry development now and was really impressed what he has done for this customer in the mobile area. He will definetely be an enrichment for the camp.

The next interesting topic in the line is CDO. Eike Stepper gave me the recommendation for Stefan Winkler, and Stefan was so kind to do the CDO demo. Stefan is a long-time CDO committer and he will also present CDO at the Eclipse DemoCamp in Bonn. I am also very interested in CDO and introducing it in a customer project for a RCP/JavaEE application with Teneo/Spring/Hibernate stack.

Although I myself entered a demo of my current topic – Building Xtext projects with Maven – I hope to find enough topics from different areas. As organizer I am not unhappy to make place for other presentations. So if you have a good idea, just add a proposal on the DemoCamp’s Wiki page.

I am also very happy that Ralph Müller from the Eclipse Foundation will join the camp again. It is always a pleasure to have him as representative from Eclipse at the camps and this is also the rare chance to speak about Eclipse strategic development from first hand.

Don’t miss the chance to meet with Eclipse enthusiasts and experts from the region Ruhrgebiet / Westfalen. And as always, the whole event is for free! Just enter yourself on the DemoCamp’s Wiki page. Also check out the other locations around the globe.

Eclipse DemoCamp Dortmund – June 8th at FZW

During June and July 2010 there will be again Eclipse DemoCamps all over the world to celebrate the upcoming Eclipse Helios release end of June and e4 release and of July. DemoCamps are a great opportunity to see the latest and coolest new features live from the top experts in their field. Often the speakers are themselves committers on the projects and technologies they present. Also most attendees are Eclipse enthusiasts or use Eclipse technology for mission critical projects in their companies.

And to make it even better – these events are for free! All you have to do is take some time, come and enjoy!

I started now to organize the Eclipse DemoCamp in Dortmund. The Eclipse Foundation is sponsoring these events, but only 5 per country. In Germany there is such a huge interest in these events that these 5 sponsored DemoCamps were already registered when I entered the Dortmund DemoCamp – and this was just hours after announcement! Fortunately this DemoCamp will take place anyway, since itemis , who are Strategic Member of the Eclipse Foundation,  is willing to sponsor it.

This week we contracted the room, so finally location and date of this event is known and further planning can continue. The Eclipse DemoCamp in Dortmund will take place on June 8th 18:00-21:30 at the new FZW. The FZW is a well-known location for events and concerts and recently re-opened near to the “Dortmunder U” of the former Dortmunder Union Brewery.

Join the DemoCamp!

The Eclipse DemoCamp Dortmund is an open event. The only requirement for attending the event is registering on the Event Wiki page. To register you will need an account for the Eclipse Bugzilla System or contact me if I should add you to the attendees list.

Currently I am also searching for speakers. If you like to demonstrate what amazing stuff you are doing with Eclipse then go ahead. Just enter your name and the title of your presentation on the Wiki page. It could be anything which is related to Eclipse. Best of course would be demonstrations of features that come up with Helios or of some incubation projects. Each presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes. I’m especially interested in presentations about e4, XtextRAP, SMILA, b3, Cloud Development Toolkit, Sphinx, redview, Teneo, Equinox/OSGi, (E)Git, Graphiti, to name just of few of exciting Eclipse or technologies or Eclipse based products.

DemoCamps are a rather informal event. Besides the presentations there will be enough time to talk with the people there, do networking and drink a beer together. DemoCamps are fun and of high information value.

Don’t miss it and join it now!

Spread the word!

Eclipse DemoCamps are interesting for all users and devlopers of Eclipse. Talk with your colleagues and friends and make them aware about the Eclipse DemoCamp series around the world. There are lot of events planned and sure some more that are scheduled later. Of course, if you are coming from the Ruhrgebiet or somewhere around Dortmund you are welcome to join there. Hope to meet you there!

Sponsors welcome!

The event is at the moment sponsored by itemis, but it is not restricted to. Also your company can be a sponsor for this event. Your company will be mentioned on the Event wiki, mentioned in the opening talk and you are allowed to distribute marketing material. A better opportunity to present yourself as Eclipse experts for a reasonable price your company won’t find! Contact me if this is interesting for your company.