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OCX 2024: Celebrating Community, Code and Collaboration

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 14:25 by Clark Roundy

TL;DR - Don't miss the opportunity to participate in Open Community Experience 2024, a new conference for our vibrant community of communities.


At the Eclipse Foundation, our ethos is anchored in three pivotal Cs: Community, Code, and Collaboration. These principles are so integral to our mission that when we re-envisioned our flagship event for 2024, we aimed to include these themes. As a code-first community, we initially introduced our revamped event as the Open Code Experience (OCX). However, after careful reflection and, in full disclosure, due to some potential concerns related to trademark considerations, we embraced a name that truly resonates with our core mission: the Open Community Experience.

Communities are at the core of the Eclipse Foundation. OCX 2024 will showcase a diverse range of excellent content across multiple tracks from the Eclipse ecosystem. In addition to the main conference tracks, OCX will also host three multi-day, collocated events, each dedicated to specific communities: Open Community for Automotive, Open Community for Java, and EclipseCon. 

Our program committees are currently hard at work building an outstanding program, but here's a glimpse of what to expect:

  • Main OCX Tracks: Content covering embedded systems, IoT and edge computing, programming languages and runtimes, security, trusted data sharing, and open source best practices. 
  • Open Community for Automotive: Focused on innovations in automotive software, software-defined vehicles, and mobility domains.
  • Open Community for Java: A deep dive into the open source enterprise Java ecosystem, featuring content related to Jakarta EE, Adoptium, MicroProfile, and much more.
  • EclipseCon: Reinvented as the nexus for all talks related to the Eclipse IDE platform and the evolving landscape of development tools.

In addition to the collocated multi-day events, the program will feature specialised sessions and one day gatherings like the Eclipse Security, Artificial Intelligence, Architecture, and Modelling Conference (eSAAM), which will spotlight innovative software and solutions for data spaces.

OCX is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors, and we extend our sincere gratitude to each of them. A special acknowledgement goes to Huawei, our first Diamond-level sponsor, whose support sets a high standard for excellence. We also appreciate the early sponsorship commitments from EclipseSource, Lunatech, Obeo, Scanoss, and Typefox. Your contributions make OCX a reality and greatly enhance the experience for all attendees.

We encourage all companies in the Eclipse ecosystem, particularly our Strategic members, to consider sponsoring our flagship conference. This is a unique opportunity to build your brand and directly engage a highly qualified developer audience focused explicitly on the open source technologies that drive your business. Sponsor packages include multiple event passes, making it easy for your developers to join the many conversations to be had at this unique confluence of forward-thinking technologists. Explore sponsorship opportunities by reaching out to sponsors@OCXconf.org

OCX isn't just an event — it's a celebration of community-driven collaboration and open source innovation. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey. For more details on OCX and how you can sponsor and participate, visit the OCX website. And, be sure to mark your calendars for the Call for Proposals opening on April 15

Stay tuned for more exciting news and announcements in the coming weeks!