Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hello World!

Hello, everyone! If all goes well this post should get automatically sucked up and spat back out squarely in front of billions and billions of people by that terraforming umilator that is Planet Eclipse. OK, maybe not that many, but I'm still worried about spelling and grammar.

I just wanted to post a quick introduction as well as a shameless plug for my talks at EclipseCON this year. I'll be presenting a short talk entitled From The Horse's Mouth - What Embedded Developers Like and Dislike About Eclipse-Based Development Tools, as well as the long talk Creating Your Own Extension Points: It's Easier Than You Think!.
(Why am I suddenly reminded of a certain Simpsons character?)

"Hi! I'm Mark Melvin! You may remember me from such presentations as Language Toolkits, 10 Tough Decisions You Must Make When Developing An Eclipse-based IDE, and Who are these people on stage and what makes them so qualified to talk about this topic?"

Unfortunately I could not make it to last year's conference (I've been to every other one) so I am really looking forward to attending this year! It looks like there are many interesting talks to choose from, and I'm sure it is going to be harder than ever to fit in all the ones I want to attend. Over the next few weeks I'll be trying to shape up the final abstracts and material on the website for my presentations, and hopefully I will end up with something people will find both interesting and useful. Oh, and I went ahead and changed this into a BoF. ;)

In the meantime I'll try to post here every now and again about Eclipse as well.


Chris Aniszczyk (zx) said...

You missed the $3k bar tab last year by the Eclipse community award winners :)

Mark Melvin said...

Well perhaps they could make it a goal to beat that total this year? ;)