Friday, November 28, 2014

Simply the Best

My dear colleague Roxanne has assembled the list of the top-ten talks from EclipseCon Europe 2014.
And here they are:

1. What every Eclipse developer should know about Eclipse 4 (e4)
Jonas Helming and Eugen Neufeld

2. Stop clicking, be productive – Exploiting postfix templates
Nicolaj Joess

3. New and Noteworthy in Xtend
Sebastian Zarnekow and Stefan Oehme

4. Eclipse Platform Localization - The Luna Updates
Dirk Fauth

5. How to cook an egg with the Eclipse Communication Framework and Nebula.
Wim Jongman

6. Lambda Mechanics
Marc R. Hoffmann

7. Enhanced Tooling for Modern Eclipse Plugin Development
Mikael Barbero

8. Oomph: Automatically Provision a Project-specific IDE
Eike Stepper and Ed Merks

9. 10 Platforms in 30 minutes - powered by Eclipse
Jonas Helming and Maximilian Koegel

10. Building Business UIs with EMF Forms
Maximilian Koegel

Looks like the team prize goes to EclipseSource Munich. Congrats, team!

If you missed the talks, refer to our Youtube channel. Uploading of the talks continues!

Friday, November 7, 2014

EclipseCon Europe 2014 by Countries

EclipseCon Europe 2014 - I liked it. Not sure what others think, but I really liked it! In any case we will diligently evaluate our attendee survey (Hint: In case you haven't done it yet, please do so). And as always, we will publish the results.

One interesting piece of data was the attendance by country that my colleague Roxanne has put together. It shows that we are not just a German conference, but a truly European and international one. German attendance is still above 50%. But as the number of attendees was growing again by a good percentage to 600, so was the number of attendees from other countries. Here is the graph that Roxanne was putting together:

So I thought I should tell Torkild that Norway is really moving up in the ranking. And after he has discussed with his resident scientist buddies he came back with an even more astonishing revelation: Based on their approach Norway is actually on the second rank! And here is what they discovered: If you compute the per-capita attendance, the ranking looks like this:

Welcome to the wonderful world of science!