Eclipse Ecosystem

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

I hope EclipseCon starts soon, or I may go broke...

I flew in to EclipseCon last night to check out a few things and because of a few meetings I need to attend later this afternoon. I woke up early this morning and headed out for some breakfast, and before I knew it, I was knee deep in a hold'em tournament at the Bay 101 casino just down the road. I only cleared a third of the field before getting busted out (blinded out is more appropriate). Maybe next year we should organize a tourney as part of the event. ;)

EclipseCon has sold out, which was a bit of a surprise. I think some people imagine that EclipseCon is just a big "give away" conference open to members, but it's absolutely not. Not even the board of directors get passes to the show, they need to pay up like everyone else. I think the only free passes are Speakers (and only 1 per session, so multiple speakers need to draw straws :) ), the OS Pavillion Scholarship recipiants and foundation staff who are helping run things at the show.

I am really impressed with the number of RSVP's for the members-only meeting on Monday afternoon - there were close to 200 rsvps, and most of the 140 or so member organizations have at least one attendee. Should be quite the meeting!

Cheers, and looking forward to meeting everyone this week!

- Don


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