We will present Ceylon the language, the platform, and its ecosystem. You will see everything from starting a new project in the IDE to publishing it on Herd, our module repository, including using the SDK. We will also discuss the ongoing Ceylon projects such as the build system, Vert.x integration or Cayla, the new web framework. Finally we will discuss the plans for Ceylon 1.1, 1.2 and further.
Gavin King and Stéphane Épardaud
Gavin King: Gavin King leads the Ceylon project at Red Hat. Gavin is the creator of Hibernate (http://hibernate.org/), a popular object/relational persistence solution for Java, and the Seam Framework (http://seamframework.org/), an application framework for enterprise Java. He's contributed to the Java Community Process as JBoss and then Red Hat representative for the EJB and JPA specifications and as lead of the CDI specification (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=299).
Gavin now works full time on Ceylon, polishing the language specification, developing the compiler front-end, working on the IDE, and thinking about the SDK and future of the platform. He's still a fan of Java, and of other languages, especially Smalltalk, Python, and ML.
You can follow him on G+ (https://profiles.google.com/gavin.king).