Tuesday, August 17, 2010

E4 talk by Boris in Bangalore

Boris will be giving an hour long talk on E4 on this Friday (20-Aug-2010) evening between 3 - 4 PM, which will be followed by a short Q&A session. The venue will be IBM office in EGL, Inner Ring Road, Bangalore. Very few seats are left. If you are interested in attending do drop a mail to grprakash@gmail.com First come first served :-)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eclipse Day India - its tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day. Please reach the place by 9 AM sharp. Those who bring the camera, upload the photos to flickr with the tag 'eclipsedayindia'. That makes it easy to access all the photos from one single URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/eclipsedayindia

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull and Eclipse Day

Mother Nature gave us a nice lesson on Butterfly Effect. How else we can relate an volcanic eruption and Eclipse Day. As you all know, the recent volcanic eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull has literally grounded all European flights. Because of this Daniel Megert could not catch his flight to India. He whats us to convey that it would have been his pleasure to interact with Eclipse community here. Hopefully, we will get another opportunity to catch up with him.

We are thankful to Rajesh Thakkar for accepting to present the Keynote address on such short notice. Rajesh is an wonderful orator and his passion for technology is contagious. He is the Lead Architect for Rational Project Conductor and a mentor for Agile Teams. As a Technology professional for more than 18 years, he has worked in various roles such as CTO, Architect and Senior Engineering Manager. While performing these roles, the focus has been on Enterprise Applications & Technology development based on Web Technologies and in domains such as Supply Chain Mgmt, Wireless Communications & Project and Portfolio Management. His research interests include Wireless Sensor Networks, Agile Methods, Massively Distributed Architectures & Renewable Energy. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Univ. of North Carolina.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eclipse Day Unconference

Lets have an unconferencing session this Eclipse Day. What say?

Here are the rules of the game
  1. Think and prepare a topic related to Eclipse, preferably plug-in development. No slides. No white-boards. No more than 10 slides. Bring them in a USB pen drive. Its OK if you want to do it without slides.
  2. Mention your topic on the Unconference board.
  3. If there are more speakers than the time we have, then there will be a voting. And in that case, only voted topics will get a chance to speak.
  4. You will get not get more than 15 minutes to speak.
  5. Speakers can not participate. They can surely vote though.

Friday, April 9, 2010


The final schedule for the Eclipse Day India 2010 has now been published at http://www.eclipseday.in/p/schedule.html.

Note: The schedule is final but not 'public static final' :) We might have to make changes for the reasons beyond our control aka Mr. Murphy.

Monday, April 5, 2010



  • If you have already registered as Attendee, please re-register as Speaker. We will be canceling your attendee pass (sorry for the inconvenience).
  • Submit your color pic and short bio by April 5 and presentation by April 15 to submissions@eclipseday.in
  • Register as Delegate for the event.
  • Carry your Company ID card.
  • More seats are being added for the event. If you missed it before, you can add yourself to wait-list now. There will be more slots opening as speakers move into their designated slots.
  • If you have already registered as attendee and wish to lend us a helping hand for the event, drop us a word at organizers@eclipseday.in

Important: Due to Hotel's security policy you bags might be checked at the venue.

More Important: Please carry your Company ID and a printed copy of Ticket for the event. Carry any other photo id if you are a student or self-employed.

Very Important: Be there for Eclipse Day by 9 AM :)

Direct your queries to organizers@eclipseday.in

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Did you miss the registrations?

By public demand, we are trying to accommodate more attendees at Eclipse Day India 2010. If you missed earlier and could not register for the event, now is your chance.

Add your self to wait-list and we will try our best and confirm as many we can - depending on drop outs and budget :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Where is Eclipse Day India 2010 happening?

Eclipse Day India 2010 will be hosted at Monarch Luxur, Infantry Road, Bangalore.

Those commuting with their own vehicles, please take help of hotel security for getting a nice parking spot. There is some parking space available in the basement as well as on the side of the hotel. The guards shall direct to you for the same.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tentative agenda


     'The Eclipse Way' by Dani Megert.

     About Dani: He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, co-leads the JDT subproject and leads the Platform Search, Platform Text and JDT Text components. He worked at OTI and is one of the initial Eclipse Project committers. His interests include user interface and API design, editors, performance and DJing.

     Abstract : How does the Eclipse Project team achieve quality and on-time delivery? How did the processes that enable the development team evolve and how do we continue to adapt them? This talk is an exploration of how the Eclipse Project is developed. We will reflect on planning, iterative development, the end-game process, and other insights into how things are done - including the development mantras such as "Always Beta", "Milestones First", "API First", "Finishing" and "Consume your own output".

Lightning Talks:
  • 'Creating a splash screen' by Jagadeesh
  •  'Whats new in JDT' by Deepak
  •  'Top 10 mistakes in Eclipse plug-in developement' by Prakash G. R.
Short Talks:

  • 'Performance Management of Plugin Projects' by KamalNath
  • 'G-Eclipse made Cloud easy !' by Vyshnavi Movva , Rajyalakshmi D Marathu
  • 'Dependency Injection in e4' by Chetan Kumar K
  • 'Top 3 SWT Exceptions' by Lakshmi
  • 'UI Patterns in Eclipse' by Deepak
  • 'RAP' by Ankur Sharma
  • 'Let us Ship It!' by Pradeep
  • 'Rich features of SWT DnD and Clipboard' by Praveen
  • 'Contributing to Eclipse and Community' by Ayushman Jain
  • 'JDojo' by Martin
  • 'XText' by Prasad
Long Talks
  • 'Patterns in Eclipse' by Madhu Samuel
  • 'OSGi Tutorial' by Prakash G. R.
  • 'Extending the TPTP profiler' by Mahesh
  • 'Enabling Modularization through OSGi and SpringDynamicModules' by Mukul
The finalized agenda will be published here.

    Guidelines to the presenters

    • Try to engage the audience
    • Do not have too much of demos
    • Try to stick to the time
    • Don't make this as an advertisement of your commercial product
    • Explain the lessons learnt
    • Keep watching this space for more ;-)
    Lightning talk (15 mins)

    The lightning talks are supposed to be X-factor of the event. The idea is not to explain any concept. Rather just awe the audience. Give a cool 5-10 min demo (no slides) and open the floor for questions.

    Short talk (30 mins)

    Short talk should be kept short :) Don't spend too much time setting up the context or explaining the basics. The audience at Eclipse Day is quite intelligent. Slides are good, demos are not. Since time is limited, decide the scope of the talk accordingly because more you cover more questions audience will have. Do keep 5 to 10 minutes for Q&A.

    Long Talk (60 mins)

    Long talks are very challenging as you have to keep the audience engaged for good one hour. All that applies to Short Talks applies to Long Talks too. Except that demos are welcome too (only if the topic necessitates). Keep  at least 10 minutes for Q&A.

    Feel free to ask ankur@eclipseday.in if you have any doubts.

      Welcome Post

      Welcome to Eclipse Day India. This is a one day program happening in Bangalore on 23rd April 2010. The entry is free and thru registration only. We had a tremendous response and all the 100 seats are filling in just three days.

      We thank our sponsors Eclipse Foundation, IBM Rational, Progress Software and Genuitec for supporting this event.

      We have 20+ talks submitted and the reviewers are going through the proposals. We will be sending out mails for the accepted talks in a day or two.

      The venue is to be decided and will be updated here. Stay tuned.