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Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes from Nov. 4

Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes

November 4, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST


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Attended:  Jeff Anders (Embarcadero), Emil Erlandsson (Purple Scout), Chris Forti (Actuate), Lynn Gayowski (Eclipse), Pieter Humphrey (Oracle), Tina Kvavle (Instantiations), Elise Rodrigues (Actuate), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse)


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

1. EclipseWorld Marketing Symposium Wrap-up

2. Eclipse Summit Europe Members Meeting & Marketing Symposium

3. Eclipse Banking Day

4. EclipseCon

5. Devoxx

6. DemoCamps



1. EclipseWorld Marketing Symposium Wrap-up

-The Foundation had a Marketing Symposium on October 28 during the EclipseWorld conference in Reston, VA

-Had almost 30 people and consensus seems to be that it was useful

-Presentation slides are posted at



2. Eclipse Summit Europe Members Meeting & Marketing Symposium

November 17-18, 2008

Ludwigsburg, Germany


-European Members Meeting will be held Monday, November 17, 2:00pm-6:00pm at Forum am Schlosspark – the conference centre for ESE

-European Marketing Symposium will be held Tuesday, November 18, 8:30am-12:00pm at Film- und Medienzentrum – across the street from the ESE conference centre

-Both of these meetings are open to Eclipse members and take place in Ludwigsburg right before ESE

-RSVP to members.meeting at eclipse dot org


Opportunities:  Attend the Members Meeting or Marketing Symposium - details at



3. Eclipse Banking Day

December 9, 2008

New York, NY


-Attendance is going well – 40 people registered; target is 50-100

-Another Banking Day will be planned for London in February

-The London Banking Day may be more flexible for sponsors to have demo space

-Another Eclipse member has suggested to also hold a similar event in Amsterdam


Opportunities:  Participate in a Banking Day – email Ian Skerrett at ian at eclipse dot org



4. EclipseCon 2009

March 23-26, 2009

Santa Clara, CA


-Call for presentations is open until November 24

-11 sponsors are already signed up


Opportunities:  Submit a talk to EclipseCon at or sponsor at



5. Devoxx

December 8-12, 2008

Antwerp, Belgium


-The Foundation has signed up for an exhibitor pedestal at Devoxx

-Devoxx (formerly JavaPolis) is the largest Java show in Europe

-The exhibit hall runs Dec. 9, 8:00am-6:00pm and Dec. 10&11, 8:00am-8:00pm

-We’ve divided the schedule into 2 hour slots and Eclipse projects can sign up to demo

-Only 3 slots are left


Opportunities:  Demo an Eclipse Project at Devoxx -  email Lynn Gayowski at lynn at eclipse dot org



6. DemoCamps

October 29-December 5, 2008



-The first 2 Eclipse DemoCamps took place, with Karlsruhe filled to capacity

-27 more are coming up

-Sign up if you want to show off your Eclipse products by volunteering to give a demo at your local DemoCamp


Opportunities:  Attend a DemoCamp  - details at



Also, if you have any marketing ideas to suggest for 2009, we’re in planning now so please let us know!




Lynn Gayowski

Marketing Events Manager

Eclipse Foundation, Inc.

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