EclipseCon 2010 Demographics
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each year when people register for eclipsecon we ask a small number of questions to better understand who is attending. as is the tradition , i publish the data so everyone can get a feel for who was at eclipsecon.
for eclipsecon 2010, the top line summary is that the attendee profile continues to be very technical and very experienced with eclipse. a common misconception is the eclipsecon is only for committers and people building eclipse based products, however 30% are using eclipse as a tool platform for internal it development and 19% are building internal applications based on eclipse. another take away is that the attendee profile is very very similar to 2009.
year of experience using eclipse
73% of attendees have been working with eclipse 3 or more years. as you can imagine this is a very experienced crowd at eclipsecon. frankly as eclipse is more established i am not sure how useful this question becomes. maybe we should ask “how long have you been using equinox or emf”?
hard core technical
once again eclipsecon demonstrates it is a conference for hard core technical people. 67% considered themselves a developer or architect, and if you include development managers that numbers is 77%. next year i think i will start a club for us marketing types; maybe we should even get special shirts.
a diverse community
often people will say to me eclipsecon is for people working on the eclipse projects , meaning the attendees are committers or employees of member companies. in fact, only 33% said their companies create commercial eclipse based products (typical of companies working on eclipse project). 30% use eclipse as the tool to build internal applications and 19% use eclipse as the platform for their internal application. there continues to be a lot of enterprise developers attending eclipsecon.
the most popular projects being used by eclipsecon attendees continue to be jdt, emf, rcp, equinox, mylyn, etc. we didn’t include a list of all the eclipse projects but i don’t think this ranking should surprise anyone.
thanks to everyone that completed the registration questions. see you next year at eclipsecon 2011 !
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