Monday, February 05, 2007

EclispeCon Recommended Tracks

EclipseCon is one month away. If you have not registered, now is the time to take care of it at the EclipseCon site. The quality and diversity of this years talks is truly amazing. There really is something for everyone. In the world of reporting, you have four tutorials, five long talks, two demos and three short tutorials to choose from. I have created my recommended track list, which you can review on the EclipseCon site here. Or you can just read on.

NOTE: I will be a the Actuate Booth for most of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday between sessions. Drop on by and say hi.

Monday - Tutorial day
New To BIRT? Then the all day tutorial Building Reports with BIRT will provide a great intro to BIRT.

Advanced BIRT? If you have been working with BIRT for a while and are looking to get into some deeper details of the BIRT framework, there are four excellent tutorials.
08:00 - 10:00 Open Data Access - Extension framework for adding Custom Data Sources
10:30 - 1230 Eclipse Chart Engine API and Integration
13:00 - 14:00 Extending BIRT
14:20 - 16:30 Report Integration - The BIRT API's

Tuesday
09:00 Scott Adams Keynote This should be really good.
10:10 What's New For BIRT 2.2 Jason Weathersby introduces all of the great new features in this summers 2.2 release.
11:10 Extending WTP Using Project Facets or panel Eclipse RCP: Experiences along the way no, its not BIRT but both of these look good to me.
13:30 BIRT: Introduction to the Eclipse Business Intelligence & Reporting Tools Project Paul Clenahan provides an intro to the whole BIRT project.
14:30 Experiences of a DTP Adopter DTP is like a sister project to BIRT, this presentation from an Oracle developer promises to be interesting.
15:30 Building the 100 Bundle Application This OSGi presentation should be very interesting to anyone using Eclipse component based development.
16:30 RCP with Eclipse, Mozilla and OpenOffice: the giant mashup The idea of combining Eclipse projects to make something that is larger than the sum of its parts is a favorite topic of mine.

Monday
09:00 Robert Lefkowitz Keynote
If you don't know rOml, here is a comment from his OSCON key note. "This was a fantastic keynote. He started with a tomato and eventually wound his way around a discussion of the quantification of open source. It was hillarious and interested…fantastic."
10:10 How to Easily Integrate BIRT Reports into your Web Application Rima Kanguri takes you through the WTP BIRT project, a new feature for 2.2
11:10 Charting with Eclipse BIRT David Michoneau provides an overview of his two hour tutorial on charting.
13:30 What sucks about Eclipse normally, I am not a big fan of panels, but this looks fun.
14:30 RAP - Eclipse style development for the web Using RCP to build web apps, this I have to see.
15:30 Following the Data: Eclipse Data Tools Platform Another panel
16:30 UI Testing in the Real World: Myths and Realities A third panel, maybe I do like panels.


Wednesday
9:00 Herbert Thompson Keynote
10:10 Integrating Java Code with Eclipse BIRT Peter Ivmark the project lead for scripting takes you through BIRT script / java interaction.
11:10 Dynamic BIRT Reporting John Ward and I show how to make add dynamic features to your BIRT reports.
13:30 Migrating a Visual Studio Product to Eclipse This is a talk by the Business Object developer tasked with migrating from Visual Studio to Eclipse.
14:30 STP Components - Using and Extending the SOA Tools Platform Project Is there a way to leverage STP to deliver BIRT as an SOA?
15:30 Eclipse Community Project Spot Light Where is Eclipse headed, here is your to see what the PMC leads see in the future.

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