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Members Meeting and Marketing Symposium Agenda

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Members Meeting, October 27, 2008

8:30am PT, 11:30am ET, 16:30 CET.
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  • Executive Director Update, Mike Milinkovich
  • The Enterprise and OSGi. Kirk Knoernschild - Analyst for Burton Group Application Platform Strategies.
    The OSGi Service Platform is a disruptive technology that stands to transform enterprise Java development. But to achieve greater enterprise penetration, tools and product must be built that leverage OSGi. In this brief discussion, I'll talk about the gaps, risks, and rewards of OSGi in the Enterprise.
  • Membership Updates
  • Project Updates
  • New Member Introductions

New Member Jumpstart, October 27, 2008

Reston Virginia, Hyatt Regency Reston, �Lake Audubon� room.
2:00pm - 4:00pm

This meeting is ideally suited for people new to the Eclipse Ecosystem either technical or business/marketing. It will introduce the role of the Eclipse Foundation, the governance structure and provide insight into the organization of the different projects.

Members Reception, October 27, 2008

Reston Virginia, Hyatt Regency Reston, "Lake Thoreau� room.
5:00pm - 7:00pm

All members of the Eclipse Foundation are welcome to attend this reception on Monday evening in Lake Thoreau. This is a great opportunity to mingle with Eclipse Foundation staff and your peers in the Eclipse Ecosystem.

Marketing Symposium, October 28, 2008

Reston Virginia, Hyatt Regency Reston, �Lake Anne A� room.
8:30am - 12:00pm

Getting Developers to Listen - Matthew Schmidt from DZone/JavaLobby
Matthew Schmidt is a developer and CTO of DZone and Javalobby, two successful developer oriented portals. Through his involvement with these two portals, Matthew has had first hand experience understanding how developers like to learn about new technology. In this presentation, Matthew will talk about his views on the right and wrong ways for getting developers to learn about your product or service.

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Actuate Case Study - Rich Guth from Actuate
Rich Guth is the business executive responsible for Actuate's BIRT Exchange. In this session Rich will talk about the success and lessons they have experienced from building a community around BIRT Exchange.

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How to Get Good Press - Alan Zeichick from SD Times and BZ Media
Alan Zeichick is the Editor-in-Chief of SD Times. Alan will talk about the do's and don'ts of pitching stories to editors and reporters.

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Social Networking and Developer Relations Programs - Pieter Humphreys from Oracle
This short talk reviews some ideas and lessons learned in leveraging social networking as an enabler for developers to find and communicate with each other. As software development knowledge worldwide becomes increasing de-centralized and distributed, a strategy for knowledge and expert location becomes more and more important.

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Leveraging the Web Site - Donald Smith from the Eclipse Foundation
Donald Smith is the Director of Ecosystem Development at the Eclipse Foundation. In this presentation, Donald will describe the different ways Eclipse member companies can promote their products and services on the web site.

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What are Developers Using in Eclipse? - Ian Skerrett from the Eclipse Foundation
Ian Skerrett is the Director of Marketing at the Eclipse Foundation. In this presentation, Ian will present some statistics on how and what developers are using in Eclipse. The information presented will be based on the data collected by the Usage Data Collector, a new peice of technology that was added to Eclipse to gather usage information.

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