Agile@ECOOP (28 July)

Welcome to Agile@ECOOP event conference page. The Agile@ECOOP event will take place on 28 July, 2011. Agile@ECOOP is an event where adopters of agile software development technologies and those interested in agile development generally exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry and academia, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At Agile@ECOOP, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in open discussions, run (or listen to) “good practice” talks, run/view tool demos, participate in targeted problem solving sessions (e.g., work on coding up a solution for a specific problem), as we strive for the advancement of Agile Software Development. End users, IT professionals, and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

The goals and themes for this event are: getting expert opinion, answering questions and discussing issues in a fun and educational way, along with the opportunity to network with agile development users, consultants, vendors, and academics working on cutting edge issues. It is a forum where you can get your agile development questions answered in an unbiased way and meet people with real agile development experience. The content of this event is determined by the attendees themselves - people get out of Agile@ECOOP what they put in.

 

Proposed Events

Time Title Description Slides
11.00-11.45

Eclipse - an Open Source Innovation Network for the Industries

Presenter:
Ralf Mueller 

(Eclipse Foundation)

Open Source- for many the expression is a synonym for 'no cost' or 'easy to obtain'. Only known to the insider is the fact that Open Source methods and licenses have become the basis of many industry collaboration efforts. Here Open Source is applied to jointly develop, maintain and distribute software relevant for the industry.

Due to its well-defined Intellectual Property Management and its Development Process is the Eclipse Project today well positioned to support industry initiatives in the collaborative value creation process. The commerce-friendly Eclipse Public License (EPL) makes it easy to capture value in commercial exploitation, providing the basis for a successful and sustainable eco system.

While collaboration in the past was mostly organized by software vendors, we now experience that corporate software consumers are organizing their own consortia to work together on creation of relevant software. Based on Airbus' TOPCASED and OPEES projects we will discuss the needs of these consortia and how organizations such as the Eclipse Foundation can provide an organizational framework to support these efforts.

slides provided

(Note: some data could be old) 

11.45-12.30

Eclipse Recommenders: Research at Eclipse.org

Presenter:
Marcel Bruch

(Code Recommenders)

Researchers have hard times when it comes to building a community around their tools. For some research this is not a problem or even would be obstructive. Other work, however, would clearly benefit from feedback on new ideas or communities providing valuable data for evaluating these tools. Furthermore, some tools may have significant impact on the way we develop software - and few may even have the potential to create a successful business around their ideas.

In a Web 2.0 world, homepages and blogs are commons means to advertise a project. However, setting up a homepage and creating a few blog posts doesn’t make a successful product nor builds a community. Influential partners are needed that support your idea and provide you with some public perception. The Eclipse Foundation aims to support researchers to create sustainable and lasting research at Eclipse.org.

Eclipse Recommenders is one of the latest research projects created at Eclipse. This talk introduces Eclipse Recommenders, details on the motivation of going to Eclipse, common pitfalls, wrong assumptions and challenges becoming an Eclipse project and the benefits gained six months after moving to Eclipse.

slides provided

(Note: some data could be old) 

 

12.30-14.00   Lunch  
14.00-14.45

Demonstration: CoffeeTable

Presenter:
Christopher Bull

(Project Page)

CoffeeTable is a new kind of IDE that augments the actual desk space around developers to help streamline the software development process.  Based on a large interactive table, this fully functional research prototype allows us to analyse the impact a large shared interactive visualisation of a project’s architecture and workflow has on a collocated development team.

Developers sit around the table with laptops or workstations and are able to physically drag code from the constantly evolving architecture (the public space of the table) into the private space of their individual machines.  Visualisation of architecture acts as a common reference point that helps sustain shared awareness by spatially mapping out a project and its key components.  Visualisation of working process helps developers to help each other as well as making it easier to identify potential conflicts and resolve them inline.  Agile practice is ideally placed to capitalise on the benefits of CoffeeTable, which without encouragement, creates an environment where developers are able to seamlessly transition between agile and traditional practice to suit the task at hand.

 
14.45-15.30   Open Session: ECOOP participants are welcome to suggest an event. Please contact ask at registration desk.  
15.30-16.00   Coffee Break  
16.00-16.45   Open Session: ECOOP participants are welcome to suggest an event. Please contact ask at registration desk.  
16.45-17.30   Open Session: ECOOP participants are welcome to suggest an event. Please contact ask at registration desk.  

 

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