is always a great place to organize a project meeting or expand your project
community by organizing a BOF or project
meeting. Last year we received
feedback from the community that organizing the BOFs on-site at the conference
provided too little time to generate awareness and attendance. This year
we are making it possible for committers and
project leaders to pre-schedule them. To reserve a room please send an email to Wayne Beaton . The deadline for guaranteeing a
room (initially one per project) is
February 9, 2007.
We understand that the best project meetings and BOFs
are events which pull together many people from your project's community.
Ideally, a mix of committers, adopters and users come together with their
various viewpoints. To help facilitate this, we are going to be offering a
"Friends of Eclipse" discount for EclipseCon. Every Eclipse committer will
be allowed to offer two friends,
adopters or colleagues a
10% discount when they
register at their first EclipseCon.
To make this offer to your Friend of
EclipseCon and to find out more (including those ever-popular terms,
conditions and restrictions) please check out this
Our community has seen a lot of growth in the
number of new projects at Eclipse. To help with the many new new committers and
project leaders --- and even those experienced ones interested in learning more
about Eclipse's recently revised development
 and IP processes --- we will be holding a Committer Bootcamp on Sunday,
March 4th at 1:00pm. So please arrange your travel accordingly. More details
will follow shortly in an email from Ward. This will be a free event. You don't
need to be registered at EclipseCon to
BTW, please don’t forget to register  for EclipseCon before February 14 to qualify
for the early registration prices.