I am going to EclipseCon! Although I can't imagine switching to another IDE I've been following the progress of other tools and I'm looking forward to learn more about what's happening with Eclipse. I even took my running shoes so maybe I'll join the running sessions (we will see :) If you're a NetBeans user and you're attending EclipseCon let me know and we can chat...
Many development teams use more than one IDE, which is also a reason why we would like to invite you to a party on Tuesday, March 18 - the
second day of EclipseCon. The party starts at 6:30 PM. All EclipseCon
attendees are invited. We'll have free food and beer, we'll show demos
of latest and coolest features, and you can enter a drawing to win a
prize (you need to show your EclipseCon badge to qualify). Don't expect
anything formal, it's just an informal gathering with food, drinks, and
NetBeans evangelists who will show cool demos and will happily answer
any questions you might have.
It is really easy to get to the NetBeans Party from EclipseCon. The
convention center is connected to the Hyatt hotel. Just walk through
the hotel, past the lobby to the far end and go out those doors. The
Tech Mart building is right cross the driveway. It is maybe a five
minute walk. To make it even easier for developers to get to the party
we will have a trolley which will get you there (the ride will probably
take like 30 seconds :) Here's the map: