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EclipseCon 2012 Keynotes, Technical Program, and Tutorials Announced

Ottawa, Canada – December 15, 2011 – The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce the technical program and tutorials for the upcoming EclipseCon 2012 conference. The annual Eclipse community conference is being held March 26-29, 2012 at a new location in Reston, Virginia. The conference will be co-located with the new Agile ALM Connect conference and the annual OSGi DevCon.

The keynotes for EclipseCon 2012 feature three important industry trends:

  • Open Web Platform. Alex Russell from the Google Chrome development team will talk about the rising importance of JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS as the open web application platform.
  • Open Hardware. Peter Semmelhack of Bug Labs and K. Venkatesh Prasad of Ford Motor Company will present their vision of combining open source hardware and software to create an application platform for the car of the future.
  • Future Developer Tool Chains. Mik Kersten, creator of Eclipse Mylyn and CEO of Tasktop Technologies, will talk about the future of ALM and how many developers are starting to externalize their development work, just as they are use social networking tools to externalize their relationships.

EclipseCon will feature 120 technical sessions and 16 tutorials on a range of Eclipse-oriented topics, including sessions on:

  • Migrating and adopting the new Eclipse 4 platform
  • Developing domain specific languages (DSL)
  • Key advancements in EclipseRT technology, including Virgo, p2, Equinox, and EclipseLink
  • Support for new programming languages, such as JavaScript, Lua, Ceylon, Dart, and Xtend

Attendees to EclipseCon also have access to the new Agile ALM Connect, a conference focused on connecting the tools, agile methods, and people to improve the application development lifecycle. Agile ALM Connect features talks on popular open source projects, such as Puppet, Selenium, Sonar, Git, Hudson, Gerrit, Eclipse Mylyn, Eclipse Jubula, Tycho, and more.

Registration for EclipseCon 2012 is now open. Very early registration prices are in effect through December 31, 2011. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for EclipseCon 2012 and Agile ALM Connect.

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