EclipseCon 2006 Keynotes
Press release

Eclipse Foundation Announces Keynotes for EclipseCon 2006

OTTAWA—October 25, 2005—The Eclipse Foundation today announced the keynote speakers for its third annual community conference, EclipseCon 2006. The show brings together the Eclipse community to share and learn new techniques, ideas and technologies, as well as provide information about the latest developments and future plans of the Eclipse projects. The conference will be held March 20-23, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The keynote speakers for EclipseCon 2006 will feature industry leaders including:

  • Brian “Boz” Elloy, senior vice president of software products, Borland Software;
  • Ward Cunningham, Director, Committer Community Development, Eclipse Foundation;
  • Joel Spolsky, CEO of Fog Creek Software and noted author of the ‘Joel On Software’ weblog;
  • Greg Stein, chairman of Apache Foundation; and
  • John Wiegand and Erich Gamma, PMC leaders of Eclipse Platform project.

“We are thrilled to present an experienced group of speakers to pique the interest of all attendees at EclipseCon 2006,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “With the growth in the number of projects, committers, members and users, the third annual conference promises to be the most enlightening thus far for the growing Eclipse community.”

Registration for EclipseCon 2006 is now open. The program consists of over three days of sessions organized into three tracks:

  • Developer Track – Technical sessions and tutorials for developers covering Eclipse core technology, new developments and demonstrations;
  • User Track – Case studies, best practices and techniques for the use of Eclipse tools and the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP); and
  • Business Track – Sessions examining marketing, business development and industry issues of interest to the Eclipse community.

More information about the conference, including how to register, can be found online at

Members of the press and analyst community are encouraged to attend EclipseCon 2006. Registration information is available at

About the Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at

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