Here’s a brief history of EclipseCon, with unofficial titles (that I came up with) along the official title.
EclipseCon 1 – Eclipse User’s Group Meeting at JavaOne 2002
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company across the street of the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Thanks to Chris Laffra, co-author of the helpful Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs, for pointing out that this indeed pre-dated what I considered to be the first EclipseCon. Chris has a nice little write-up of it with pictures. Check it out. I personally like the picture in the lower left corner w/Erich prsenting in a bright red shirt titled “First public demo of Eclipse on Mac”.
Hmm… it looks like the common denominator with all EclipseCons is that Erich Gamma and John Weigand always make a presentation.
EclipseCon 2 – Eclipse Event at JavaOne 2003
Location: San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, CA
I wrote about this in another post, calling it EclipseCon 2003.
EclipseCon 3 – EclipseCon 2004
Location: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA
There’s a big archive of stuff from EclipseCon 2004 at the eclipsecon.org site. I recommend checking out the news section, which points out items from a day by day view. Also, check out the presentations.
For a blogger’s point of view, you can check out Ed’s archives from EclipseCon 2004.
EclipseCon 4 – EclipseCon 2005
Location: Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA (“minutes from downtown San Francisco”)