We’ve had a really good first round of submissions and I have to admit I was overwhelmed by the number that we received. It was awesome and thanks to those who’ve already submitted. Of course there’s always need for more and you have until Friday night to get them in. There are still a few gaps that need to be filled, like tutorials, and we’re always interested in new things we haven’t thought about.
To highlight the kind of talks we like, we’ve selected 5 early bird sessions. We’re big on technical talks since that’s what we hear you want to see most. We’re also very interested in talks that help us think about our community and ways of working better with them and achieving growth. Here’s the golden five. Only a hundred or so more to go :).
We’re looking forward to additional great talks we’ll see in the submission system. Get yours in today!
Sounds like EclipseCon Europe was a huge success again. The feedback I have is that the sessions were very well received. We really have a good formula to follow and it’s so important to the success of a conference that the community jumps on board and helps out by putting together some great sessions filled with information and anecdotes that the stick with the attendees as they head back to their workplaces. Aside from the camaraderie of being all together in one place, it’s the sessions you remember most.
Now it’s time to look ahead to EclipseCon 2012 to be held in Reston, Virginia in the Washington D.C. area from March 26-29’th. The program committee and I have had a number of meetings over the last few months and we’re ready to go. It’s going to be a lot of work going through all the great submissions I know the community is planning and it’s going to be tough to make the best decisions. But we have plenty of past experience and community leaders on the committee and I’m confident it’ll be good.
Please take note of the deadlines as they are fast approaching. The original deadline of November 11 is still there to help us select a small number of early bird sessions. These talks always get a little extra special attention so don’t delay in getting your proposals in. Also the earlier you get your proposals in, the more time the program committee has to look at them. We are already forming opinions as the submissions role in. And don’t forget the final deadline is November 18. Our task master Ian 😉 is pushing us really hard to get a program selected by December 1, so there’s no room for delay.