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Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes from Mar. 11

Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes

March 11, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST


Next Call: March 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST

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Attended:  Chris Borde (ILOG), Donna Esposito (Eclipse World), Lynn Gayowski (Eclipse), Eddie Glenn (Virtutech), Pieter Humphrey (BEA), Robert Huryn (AMD), Tina Kvavle (Instantiations), Kent Mitchell (Zend), Darren Self (Microfocus), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse),


FOUNDATION UPDATES (see below for information that was given on each event):

1. EclipseCon

2. Post EclipseCon Events



1. EclipseCon

Santa Clara, CA

Mar. 17-20, 2008


Monday, March 17 at EclipseCon

-Morning:  there is a New Member Jumpstart meeting to provide an introduction to Eclipse and the Foundation

-Afternoon: the annual general meeting for membership takes place

-After Meetings: the winners of the Eclipse Community Awards will be announced in the Theater

-Evening: Members only reception


Press Outreach

-Mar. 17, the Foundation will announce a new runtime project and its focus on Equinox in a press release

-Mar. 18, the Foundation will have a community press release summarizing announcements from members.  To be included in this press release, Ian will need a summary of your announcement and a link to more details – email ian at eclipse dot org

-Eclipse can provide a quote from Mike Milinkovich for members’ press releases if you draft your quote and send the full release to Ian Skerrett at ian at eclipse dot org

-The private press interview room still has many available slots.  Book your time through Jasmine Teer at PageOne PR – email jasmine at pageonepr dot com



-There will be many networking opportunities and receptions throughout the conference

-Over 1,300 people are registered (including exhibits-only passes) and final attendance is estimated at 1,400-1,500

-Register by this Friday, Mar. 14 for a $400 advance discount - members get an additional 15% discount



2. Post EclipseCon Events

Other marketing events the Foundation will be focusing on after EclipseCon is over include:

-PluginFest, April 16-17:

-JavaOne, May 6-9:

 -RCP Training Series, May 19-June 13:

-Ganymede Release, June 27




Lynn Gayowski

Marketing Events Manager

Eclipse Foundation, Inc.

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