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Excited about EclipseCon Europe

Ten years ago, we were burning the midnight oil getting Eclipse 1.0 ready to release.  I offer you proof

Me stuck behind server rack. Yes, I’m wearing COWS shirt.  Please don’t judge me.

Today, we’re working hard to polish our presentations as we celebrate ten years of  Eclipse at EclipseCon Europe.  I’m excited to have the opportunity to attend EclipseCon Europe, this will be my first time 🙂 

I’ve been preparing two presentations over the past few weeks.  The first one is called Migrating to Git: Rethinking the Commit.  Here, I’ll talk about the process we used to convert our large and historic CVS reposository to Git, the problems we encountered, how our development processes changed, and what advice we can offer other teams that are contemplating this migration.

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The second talk is a light-hearted look back at the past ten years.  I received an email from EclipseCon Europe this morning that stated.  “After the Stammtisch, a couple of long-time Eclipse enthusiasts present Has it Really Been 10 Years?.”  Long-time enthusiasts?  Okay, that made me feel old.  Anyways, in this talk John Kellerman and I look back at the the last ten years and discuss what what we expected when Eclipse was released as open source, the response we received, what mistakes were made, what surprised us.  Fair warning: I have uncovered some embarrassing pictures from our past Eclipse family.  I’ll be using this occasion to showcase them.  If you have any interesting pictures to share, email me and I’d be happy to include them 🙂   My understanding is that a Stammtisch involves beer so I think people will be in the right mood when they walk into the talk.

Last but not least, I invite you for to go for a run or walk each morning at 7am.  We’ll meet in the lobby of the Nestor hotel.  Sign up for EclipseCon exercise here

See you soon!

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