Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In search of slides

Want to find out which speakers have uploaded their slides or files related to their talks? Well this year it is easier than ever to find out. On the top of the sessions page is a set of search options for drilling down into the types, categories or tags for a talk. As of today you can also find talks with slides and files the speaker has made available.

Now we just have to figure out how to encourage all the speakers to make their slides and code samples available. Any ideas?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Everywhere a Tweet Tweet..

Not to be left behind in the buzz surrounding Twitter, the Submissions System now tweets when a new talk is proposed. There are already three talks proposed on the Summit twitter page, new follower are always welcome.

Not planning on presenting a talk at Eclipse Summit but still want to try out the tweets? Then cruise on over to the demo conference and propose a new talk. The demo conference exists just to try out new features. The Demo conference twitter page already has one follower (not sure how that happend).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Demo Camp 2009: Portland Oregon

Last night the Portland Demo Camp was convened at Lucky Labrador Brewery. While the locally crafted beer and pizza flowed, we enjoyed the thriving Eclipse scene in the 'silicon forest' of the great northwest.

The turn out was good, which makes winning the door prize of a copy of the Eclipse Plug-ins book that much harder. I love tech books so much if I don't win I am probably going to have to buy this book.

The topics for the evening ranged from how code can smell, developing for Android, automatic test generation, distributed OSGi usage in ECF and easy web apps with RAP. Each talk had so many questions during and after that we ended up going over our 2 hour time slot. Lucky for us there was plenty of beer and pizza to go around.

Much Thanks to Instantiations for organizing and sponsoring the 2009 Demo Camp. While I would like to take credit for the pictures the honors go to Anne Jacko (who also helped organize the Demo Camp).

Monday, November 3, 2008

A slide is worth a thousand attendees

Giving a presentation at Eclipse Summit Europe?
Hoping to get a submission accepted for Eclipsecon 2009?

The newest feature rolled into the Eclipse Submission System can help you with both of these goals. This year we are trying out a new service called SlideShare is a lot like YouTube but instead of sharing videos SlideShare lets you share your presentations. Just upload your presentation slides and then start sharing them with the rest of the world. To add your slide to your ESE08/EC09 submission just copy the embed content and paste it into the 'Slides' section of your submission. For an example of how the slides will look, see the 'Automotive Symposium' for Summit 2008.

If you have any additional material you would like to make available (like code snippets or Eclipse project files) you can upload those to your own web site or any of the many free file hosting sites out there and then paste the URL into the 'Files' section for your submission.

So, with little over a week before Summit 2008 kicks off upload your slide now and help make make your talk stand out from the rest.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Vanity strikes the Portal

I have been slowly working on bug #197728, which is about adding more personal information into the Portal. A while back I added support for longitude/latitude data and just this week I got around to adding support for uploading an image. The next step in bug #197728 is to develop a web API to make some of this information available for mashups (like a map of where everyone is located).

So, for those of you who want the world to know what you look like or where you are, this feature is for you. Everyone else can just keep coding.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Portal with a splash of Dash?

Been feeling that you just don't know what has been going on with the Portal? When was the last time you trolled through the open Portal bugs? Seems harder and harder to keep in touch these days.

Well fear not because the Portal has become part of the Dash project and now it is even easier to keep track of what your good friend the Portal has been up to. Check out the 'new and noteworthy' section every month to see all the great new features and refinements for the Portal.

The first M1 milestone has a little bit for everyone. For those how have left the fold there is the committer emeritus page. Project leads now have a new component to help them expand the list of committer emeritus by managing inactive committers. To replace those lost committers we now have a refined election process that requires a valid email address. And for those who like rounded corners we have made you happy too.

Till next time,
Darn Good Developer

Monday, April 28, 2008

Bugzilla and the Portal sitting in a tree...

There has been allot of work going on in the background on the Portal infrastructure to get it ready to take on even more tasks. The first thing you might have noticed (and was blogged about early) is the Portal has got some curves, but the progress hasn't stopped there.

Now you can login into the Portal with your Bugzilla login. There is one caveat to this, your Bugzilla email address must match your committer email address. The next obvious question is 'how do I know if my email addresses match?'. Simple log into the Portal with your committer login and scroll down to find your personal information widget. If the email address on file matches your Bugzilla email then you are good to go. If they don't match then you are only two clicks away from fixing it.

If you want to talk about multiple email addresses please leave those comments in bug #209838.

Darn Good Developer