Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Eclipse BIRT Awareness survey

The BIRT team is looking to better provide information about BIRT to the community and is looking for the feedback in the form of an Eclipse BIRT Awareness survey.
Please take a few minutes to fill this out. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

EclipseCon 2007

EclipseCon 2007 is scheduled for March of this year.  The planning for the presentations is well under way.  I have been involved in the planning process and have been completely over-whelmed by the quantity and quality of the material that has been suggested for the conference.  At this point, the only categories that are formalized are the tutorial tracks.   

Tutorials will be offered on the first day of the conference.  They are divided into two categories, short tutorials are a two hour in-depth look at a particular subject.  The long tutorials are full day presentations with a 'hands-on' component.  For those of you who do not like conferences because they do not go into enough details, you should consider the EclipseCon tutorials.  Looking at the submissions, we have had:

- 18 long tutorial proposals for 7 slots 
- 63 short tutorial presentations for 39 slots

In terms of BIRT and the reporting project, there are five tutorial presentations that may be of interest:

The BIRT Long Tutorial is a full day demo/lab on how to work with the BIRT report development environment. 

Building Reports with BIRT 


The short tutorials include are all focused on in-depth BIRT topics to either extend or integrate BIRT into web or stand-alone applicatons.

Eclipse Chart Engine API and Integration  

Report Integration - The BIRT API's 

Extending BIRT 

Open Data Access - Extension framework for adding Custom Data Sources


Get Involved - Short and Long Talks

The EclipseCon committee will now be turning our attention on the content for the Long Talks (one hour) and Short Talks (10 minutes).  The BIRT team has been given 5 long talk slots and 6 short talk slots.  I would love to see talk proposals from our user community for both the long and short talks.  If you are using BIRT and would like to share your experience, please submit a talk HERE.