Every once in a while we try out something new and it really works well. Some months back I realized that Bjorn booked the Council meetings the same week as the Board meeting. It’s hard for me to be in two places at once. The solution? Co-locate the two meetings and see what we could do to spark interaction between the Board and Council members. It worked really well and thanks go to Bjorn, Ian and Sharon for all of the organization that went into making the meetings this week in San Francisco a success.
As usual, the best part of the event were all of the hallway and lunch time conversations. The group dinner at the Ponzu restaurant was a lot of fun as well.
One thing that really struck me as I looked around the room for our overly crowded plenary session — sorry about the size of the room folks — is the wealth of talent that is contributing to and leading the Eclipse community. There are some very bright folks leading the Eclipse projects, which makes for productive and insightful Council meetings.
A special note of thanks goes to Steve O’Grady who joined us and gave a great talk on “Bottom Up Marketing”. Another set of rave reviews for Steve’s ideas.