Eclipse Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for EclipseCon 2005

11/9/2004 - The Eclipse Foundation announced that industry experts Tim O'Reilly, chief executive officer of O'Reilly Media and a popular speaker on the impact of the open-source movement, Urs Hoelzle, vice president of Engineering for Google, and Lee Nackman, CTO of IBM Rational Software will be featured as keynote speakers at EclipseCon 2005. In addition, plenary sessions will feature Eclipse community leaders, Mike Milinkovich (executive director of the Eclipse Foundation), John Wiegand and Erich Gamma (Eclipse Platform Project Management Committee leaders), and others discussing the latest developments and future directions of the Eclipse Platform and the Eclipse community.

The second annual EclipseCon conference will be held February 28 through March 3, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA, USA. The conference program will appeal to beginners through advanced users and developers of Eclipse-based applications as well as architects and other technology decision-makers. The program consists of more than 20 tutorials and three days of technical sessions organized into three themes: 1) Understanding Eclipse Projects; 2) Using Eclipse Tools; and 3) Experiences Using Eclipse. Tutorial and session topics will include the Eclipse Platform, Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT), Rich Client Platform (RCP), Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), Test and Performance (TnP), Web Tools, Java and C/C++ IDE, Business Intelligence and Reporting (BIRT) and many more. Additional information about the conference program can be found at

Registration and hotel information is available at Discounts on the conference fee are offered for registration before January 31, 2005.

Information for Press and Analyst Organizations
Members of the press and analyst community are encouraged to attend EclipseCon 2005. Registration information is available at

Information for Exhibitors
Organizations interested in exhibiting at EclipseCon 2005 are invited to visit for more information or send an email to A variety of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited basis.

About the Eclipse Foundation
The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit member-supported corporation that hosts community based open source projects. Eclipse creates royalty-free technology and a universal platform for development tools integration, modeling, testing and functionally-rich application construction. Eclipse-based offerings give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a dynamic plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create and integrate technology, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, providers can concentrate and focus on areas of expertise and differentiation. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux, QNX, Mac OS X and Windows-based systems. Full details of the Eclipse Foundation and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at

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