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Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes from Mar. 25

Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes

March 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST


Next Call: April 8, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST

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Attended:  Lynn Gayowski (Eclipse), Eddie Glenn (Virtutech), Karen Lillla (IBM), Richard Mayer (Protecode), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse), Miranda Waters (Klocwork)


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

1. EclipseCon Wrapup

2. PluginFest

3. JavaOne

4. Market Research



1. EclipseCon

Santa Clara, CA

Mar. 17-20, 2008


-There were over 1,400 attendees, the highest attendance at EclipseCon so far

-Both the Foundation and Eclipse member companies received good press coverage

-Next year’s dates are Mar. 23-26 in Santa Clara, CA



2. PluginFest

Sunnyvale, CA

Apr. 16-17, 2008


-Event to test interoperability between commercial tools in the embedded space

-No charge to attend, but participants need to sign up this week



3. JavaOne

May 6-9, 2008

San Francisco, CA


-Eclipse will run a passport game again, where attendees collect stamps at member company booths in a booklet, in order to receive a giveaway from Eclipse

-Eclipse will post a party at a local bar on the Wed. night of JavaOne

-There are no concrete press plans yet



4. Market Research

-In the past Eclipse has coordinated a custom research project polling the Eclipse community

-Previously done through Evans Data

-Participating member companies share the cots of the survey

-Ask questions to find out trends and wants & needs of Eclipse users

-Email ian dot skerrett at eclipse dot org if you’re interested in participating




Lynn Gayowski

Marketing Events Manager

Eclipse Foundation, Inc.

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