Generally speaking, the Eclipsezilla submission process has been pretty boring this year. Comments from the EclipseCon committee have been pretty minimal, if any. I see the odd "Please fix up the html tags in your abstract" comments; but other than that, not much.
By comparison, the process was pretty vibrant last year.
How do we solve this problem? Let's bring Lawrence Mandel back to the committee.
Lawrence, who served on the EclipseCon 2006 committee, was an Eclipsezilla ninja. He commented on submissions, asked for clarifications, provide thoughtful suggestions on how to improve the content and abstract of submissions, suggested merging of similar submissions and encouraged co-operation between submitters.
He did it all with the utmost tact and professionalism and his enthusiasm was contagious.
Under the 'Better Late than Never' category, I thank Lawrence for all his hard work on EclipseCon2006 and I hope he gets asked to reprise his role in the future.