Here are my take aways from the symposia day at ESE 2008.
- The PDE Require Bundle section should move to the right side.
- Orbit needs some love!
- Write bug reports!
- Modeling in e4 is controversial. (Now that’s a surprise!)
- The modeling guys hate XML.
- A lady bug screen saver looks nice.
- SWT is on diet and will not get any cake.
I’m sitting in the RT symposium and it’s a nice group. It’s not too crowded. Unfortunately, there weren’t many position papers. I think that’s a bad. Putting together a position paper is not too much work. Everybody attending a symposium should do so.
Anyway, the agenda that Jeff, Martin and Heiko came up with is great. Based on some questions they asked before the symposium they defined topics and also attached time slots to it. At the end, there will be a fishbowl. I don’t know what that is but Jeff’s description sounded interesting.
The crowd is mixed. There are people from many different countries and companies and I heard one guy saying Microsoft. It’s also great to see a lot new faces which actually means that the topic is really attracting new people.
Train ticket? Check!
Position papers? Check!
Notebook ready? Check!
Sample code? Check!
All systems are go! See you in Ludwigsburg next week. I’ll be there from Monday till Friday.
What about you?