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EclipseCon 2011 Keynote Speaker Ideas

As I mentioned before, this year I want to be a bit more transparent about what the EclipseCon Program Committee is up to while we plan for EclipseCon 2011. One of the first actions we do as a committee is brainstorm ideas for keynote speakers.

In the upcoming weeks, we will finalize our list of keynote speakers. I know many of you that attend EclipseCon have attended many other conferences and have a wide variety of experiences with keynote speakers, if you have any suggestions the EclipseCon program committee will greatly appreciate it. We have already come with a preliminary list of our own but I would love to involve the Eclipse community in the process.

So, who would you like to see be a keynote speaker at EclipseCon? Or who would you NOT like to see? What do you like in a keynote speaker?

  • rch

    How about Rob Pike and Russ Cox, or Jaron Lanier?

  • Thanks for your suggestions. A fan of the Go language by any chance?

    Jaron Lanier seems interesting, definitely food for thought.

  • rch

    Sure, what’s not to like?

    Of course, I’ve been a fan of Acme and UTF-8 for a bit longer 😉

  • Hi Chris, I met Jaron Lanier a few years ago at the JAOO conference. He gave one of the best key notes I have ever seen in my life and is on my personal key note list very close to Jeff Norris (this year’s EclipseCon). I would love to see him again at EclipseCon 2011.

  • Kim Moir

    I like speakers who inspire and make you think. Jeff Norris was an excellent keynote speaker. The Oracle keynote from last year was very disappointing, not much information and very corporate. Other speakers that would be interesting – Tim O’Reilly or Scott Berkun.

    I’ve heard good things about the speakers they had at the recent Grace Hopper conference too. http://gracehopper.org/2010/conference/keynotes-plenary-session/