Conference news: ESUG 2008 – more information

4 July, 2008

A set of posts to the squeak mailing lists has given more details about the 16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference organised by the European Smalltalk Users’ Group, to be held 25-29 August 2008 at CWI in Amsterdam.

Programme Details

Mathieu van Echtelt writes that the programme features more than 40 presentations on, among others, the following subjects:

Programming Language Platforms

  • Newspeak (New open source dynamic language focusing on modularity, security and interoperability)
  • Cog (New highly optimized open source Squeak VM)
  • Maglev (Highly scalable Ruby VM)
  • OpenCroquet (Deeply collaborative, multi-user online Smalltalk development environment)

Web Frameworks

  • Seaside (The continuation & component-based web framework)
  • WebVelocity
  • AidaWeb (Smalltalk Web Application Server)
  • WebTerminal

Model Driven Engineering:

  • The Meta Environment Language Workbench
  • ObjectStudio ModelingTool
  • Fame; Meta-modeling Framework
  • MBA Smalltalk; to manage your objects

Additionally, the winners of the ABN Amro sponsored Innovation Awards will be presented.

Booking Accommodation 

Noury Bouraqadi notes that discount hotel rates for conference attendees are available until 11 July.

Seaside Sprint

Lukas Renggli has announced that the core Seaside dev team will be holding the first official Seaside Sprint, starting after the conference closes at 14:00 on 29 August, and finishing when the last participant collapses over their smoking keyboard. He invites anyone interested in working on Seaside or related code to participate. The venue details will be announced once agreed.

Camp Smalltalk

As usual, the weekend preceding the conference will be used to host Camp Smalltalk, an opportunity to work with colleagues on a number of exciting projects. See the Camp Smalltalk page for more information.

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