Organize an Eclipse Campus DemoCamp

The Eclipse Foundation is looking for college and university students and professors to organize Eclipse Campus DemoCamps from November 1-30, 2010. Building on the success of our regular DemoCamp series, we would like to host similar events aimed at students.

Overview

The regular Eclipse DemoCamps are an opportunity to showcase cool technology in the Eclipse community and to meet other Eclipse enthusiasts in your city. Campus DemoCamps are special because demos will be presented by students and professors. Topics can include class projects you're working on in Eclipse, an overview of an Eclipse project you find interesting, tips and tricks you find useful in Eclipse or anything else Eclipse-related that you think might be of interest to other students.

Mentor Companies

For some extra help, you are welcome to invite an Eclipse member company to mentor your DemoCamp. Your mentor company can present at the event and may provide additional sponsorship funds. We will post their logo on the DemoCamp’s wiki page and they should be acknowledged at the DemoCamp itself. If you'd like help finding a mentor company, please let us know.

Organizing Guidelines
  • You can organize the event any time from November 1-30, 2010.
  • The event should be held somewhere on campus at your university or college with any needed a/v equipment, like a projector and laptop, available.
  • Attendees and presenters should be encouraged to register their participation on the Eclipse DemoCamp Wiki. We can help you get started with a wiki page.
  • We encourage you to help promote the DemoCamp on campus and to recruit students to present.
  • We ask that as the organizer, you also act as the host of the DemoCamp and introduce each presenter. We recommend keeping each demo to no more than 15 minutes.
  • You must post pictures online after the event. This can be done on the wiki, a web page or any photo sharing site such as Flickr, Picasa or Shutterfly.
Funding Information
  • In order to qualify for Eclipse funding for a Campus DemoCamp you must be a university or college student or instructor with an interest in Eclipse.
  • Funding will be available for 10 Campus DemoCamps. Any requests beyond this maximum will be placed on a waiting list.
  • The Eclipse Foundation will sponsor each event up to $300 USD. The sponsorship funds are to help cover the cost of refreshments, snacks and room rental only. We limit the sponsorship to $20/attendee, so if you have 10 attendees the limit will be $200 USD. Items such as give-aways, prizes and travel expenses are not covered.
  • An expense form will be emailed to you. You will need to return this form along with your receipts in order to be reimbursed.
  • You may invite an Eclipse member company as a mentor for your DemoCamp. The mentor company can present at the DemoCamp and may provide additional sponsorship funds. You can post their logo on the DemoCamp wiki page and should acknowledge them at the event.
Sign Up

Please contact democamps@eclipse.org to register your DemoCamp or for more information.