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Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes from Sep. 9

Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes

September 9, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST


Next Call: September 23, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST

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Attended:  Jeff Anders (CodeGear), (Eric Cloninger (Motorola), Lynn Gayowski (Eclipse), Marta George (Instantiations), Tina Kvavle (Instantiations), Richard Mayer (Protecode), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse)


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

1. Eclipse Training Series

2. Market Research Project

3. DemoCamps

4. Marketing Symposium at EclipseWorld

5. Eclipse Summit Europe



1. Eclipse Training Series

November 3-December 12, 2008



-Eclipse member companies are offering 50+ training classes in 32 cities on RCP, Equinox and Modeling

-Members run the training and the Foundation provides marketing and a centralized registration system

-Press release went out Sep. 9

-Early bird discount is being offered until Oct. 3



2. Market Research

-The Foundation was planning a market research study on the user community, however it was cancelled due to lack of interest



3. DemoCamps

November 1-30, 2008



-Eclipse is organizing its 3rd DemoCamp series

-DemoCamps are informal events organized around the world to show off what people are doing with Eclipse

-The Foundation provides support by funding food and beverages for the camps


Opportunities:  Organize a DemoCamp  - details at



4. Marketing Symposium at EclipseWorld

October 28, 2008

Reston, VA, USA


-The Foundation will hold an Eclipse Marketing Symposium October 28

-The symposium is at the same venue as EclipseWorld, which takes place Oct. 28-30

-Symposium topics include Getting Developers to Listen by Matthew Schmidt of Dzone/JavaLobby, Actuate Case Study on developer marketing by Rich Guth of Actuate, How to Get Good Press by Alan Zeichick of SD Times and BZ Media, Leveraging the Web Site by Donald Smith of the Eclipse Foundation and What are Developers Using in Eclipse by Ian Skerrett of the Eclipse Foundation

-There is no cost to attend the symposium

-Also, there will be an Eclipse Members’ Meeting on October 27



5. Eclipse Summit Europe

November 19-20, 2008

Ludwigsburg, Germany


-Call for papers closed Sep. 1

-Response was excellent

-Expected attendance at the conference is 400-450

-There are still sponsorship opportunities


Opportunities:  Sponsor ESE - details at




Lynn Gayowski

Marketing Events Manager

Eclipse Foundation, Inc.




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