A brief history of EclipseCon

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”)

Stay tuned…