EclipseCon call for OSLC papers

As many of you are probably already aware, the EclipseCon 2013 call for papers is already open (and closing on November 19).

Recently I was speaking to Ian Skerrett, Director of Marketing for the Eclipse Foundation, and he expressed a desire to have more OSLC and Eclipse Lyo content at EclipseCon (and the co-located ALM Connect conference). Ian alluded to several of the presentations that have been offered through the OSLC Community Webcast series as good examples of content that would appeal to the conference attendees. Generally, I think the formula is: 1. Explain a problem, and how you thought about it; 2. Describe and demonstrate your technical solution; and 3. Share the success you’ve had and what you’d like to do next.

Not that you can’t deviate from that formula. Presentations on scenarios to be addressed by OSLC V3 specifications; sessions that discuss a problem and potential solution (without showing an actual solution); or those that focus on the differences between an OSLC-based solution and traditional solutions to a well-known problem; are just some examples of sessions that buck that formula.

Please take a look at the call for papers for both EclipseCon and ALM Connect to get a feel for which conference would be the best fit for your session.  Once you’ve submitted a presentation, let us know by adding it to the OSLC at EclipseCon (and ALM Connect) 2013 wiki page. (To edit the page, you must be logged in and have signed the OSLC Members Agreement.)