That's not far off, but I know many
of you WTP Committers would be able to propose some excellent talks and
The conference itself is not until March
23rd - 26th, 2009, in Santa Clara, California, so
mark your calendars!
There are some differences this year
I thought I'd explain a little:
Based on feedback from last year, tutorials
are back to 4 hours each (instead of 2 hours), and they are encouraged
to be "in depth" and "hands on".
Last year some of you organized a series
of 4, 2 hour "how to build web applications" tutorials. Offhand,
I think that'd still be a good theme as a series of 2, 4 hour tutorials,
if anyone agrees and want's to organize something similar. That is, feel
free to collaborate and propose "joint tutorials".
The general feedback I've heard, from
last year, is that the audience of EclispeCon is now such that tutorials
might be best as "how to use ... " rather than "how to extend
..." but if anyone heard (or experienced) differently, be sure to
let me know.
Still 1 hour, but this year the webtools
category was allocated only 4 such slots. (I think it was 5 or 6 last year?).
The reason is that all categories received
less up front allocations, and more "unallocated" slots were
set aside to distribute near the end of the process, depending on number
of submissions, etc. I mention all this, just so everyone knows, there's
not a hard limit (yet) and the more (high quality) submissions the better.
Still an emphasis on covering lots of