Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Demo Camps Week-of-June-18

Wednesday: SAP Walldorf, with happy hour :-)
Thursday: Siemens and EclipseSource Munich, good food and drinks as well
Friday: BSI Zurich, would be surprised if there wasn't any food and beer in the informal part

Thanks to all the organizers

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Better than Soccer?

Just hopping from demo camp to demo camp. Last week it was Ilmenau and Nuremberg, this week it's Kassel and Hamburg (where I am right now).

Nuremberg and Ilmenau are new. So it was to be expected that they were not too crowded. True for Ilmenau, but the planners in Nuremberg didn't have enough chairs.

As every year, I'm learning a lot. Not just about Eclipse technology. But also about the fact that people come to the demo camps despite of the competing European Soccer championship. I had expected that people actually would drop out and watch soccer rather than listening to XText or Code Recommender talks.

Now to be fair:  The demo camp here in Hamburg was originally planned for yesterday. Only when the planners found out that the game Germany - Netherlands was scheduled for the same evening, they wisely changed to today. And I'm really grateful. I would have had a bad conflict!

So now everybody won: The demo camp in the nice Speicherstadt location has about 80 participants. I could watch the Germans win 2:1 yesterday. The only people who actually lost was the Dutch team. Oh well ...

Monday, June 11, 2012

If I had a free wish today ...

What would I want? That some wizard shows up here in my little office in Zwingenberg and helps me to install the FOSSLC recording software on my notebook.

Why? We could do some many wonderful recordings of all the interesting sessions happening at the Eclipse Demo Camp series. As an example, look at the recordings from the Eclipse Demo Camp in Ilmenau last week.

Boy, would that be cool.

Dear FOSSLCs - when do we get a version for the Mac?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Schedule June 4 - 15

Demo camp season is now starting for real.

On Monday, June 4th I'll be traveling to Leipzig, where I was invited to talk about Open Source Software at the university of Leipzig. Then I'll figure out how to get from Leipzig to Ilmenau for the first Ilmenau Eclipse  demo camp on the 5th. In case you've never been in Ilmenau: It a nice university town in the middle of the Thuringian forest , a quite attractive area in the new provinces.

On the 6th I'll attend another first, the Juno demo camp in Nuremberg. Both demo camps have between 20 and 30 people registered at the time of writing. It would be great if you could drop by too!

The following week I'll be in Kassel on the 12th and in Hamburg on the 14th. The organizers of the 2 locations always come up with some interesting ideas: So will the event in Kassel take place in an actual circus, and -well- for Hamburg I'm still waiting for the location to be announced ...

For information on all Juno demo camps, please check out