Now that EclipseCon has passed by and probably most people are back in the office again (I hope your trip back was better than mine where we needed to interrupt our flight on Iceland because of a person requiring immediate medical assistance), it's time to prepare for the next topics that are of interest for the Eclipse Community.
First, at the end of this week the Google Summer of Code deadline approaches. This is a great opportunity for students interested in developing code to get involved! Surely this covers a lot of different platforms, but there is even an own Eclipse GSoC program where we ask interested students to get involved in the various Eclipse projects. So if you have any ideas, please feel free to let us know! Post them on the GSoC Eclipse wiki page, but also send an email to the mailing list and discuss our ideas in order to get a mentor. Finally, submit your idea until Friday to the Google webpage. Besides the financial aspect (you'd get $4.500 if your proposal is selected and everything works fine during this summer) it's a great opportunity to strengthen your developing skills and to get in contact with many interesting Eclipse people!
Second, the Eclipse Forum Europe already shows up on the horizon. Happening together with JAX and SOACon in April in Mainz, Germany, it is again a good opportunity to meet people and get some more knowledge about all the interesting projects in Eclipse. Since we only had a ten minutes talk at EclipseCon, the JWT project team is looking forward to now present our ideas and existing development in a long talk.