OOPSLA submission ideas for Mac people

I had intended to kind of take a break from OOPSLA this year. I’ve been on the committee for the past few years, and I wanted to have a year where I didn’t focus so much on it. But it’s winter, and my mind automatically turns to thoughts of OOPSLA because the first submission deadline…


OOPSLA 2008 day one – archaeology, response to Fred Brooks

Tuesday officially began OOPSLA 2008. The day started off with a keynote from Mark Lehner, an archaeologist who found, after being invited to talk at OOPSLA, surprising parallels between his work in Egypt and reading about Grady Booch’s work. I found his talk to be quite illuminating, both in terms of Egypt and how we…


OOPSLA 2008 day zero – Greek gods and goddesses

Today is the day before OOPSLA officially begins. Tutorials and workshops are going on today, with the technical program starting tomorrow. I’m here for the Welcome Reception tonight, during which the posters are on display, and the first round of the Student Research Competition is conducted. As I picked up my registration materials this morning,…


Nadyne @ OOPSLA 2008

Serving as Development Chair for OOPSLA gave me lots of opportunities to see the plan for OOPSLA as it was being put together, and I’m really excited to be able to be in Nashville for it. My schedule for OOPSLA looks like this: attend Rebecca Wirfs-Brock’s tutorial “The Art of Telling Your Design Story” on…


OOPSLA 2008 early registration deadline extended to 15 September 2008

Due to some server issues over the weekend, we’re extending the early registration deadline for OOPSLA 2008. You’ve now got until Monday, 15 September 2008, to get registered! The conference itself is 19-23 October 2008, in Nashville, Tennessee. See you there!


OOPSLA 2008 registration is now open

Registration is now open for the 23rd annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications. What’s in store? Here are some highlights of keynotes to entertain, inform, and challenge you: Mark Lehner who works on discovering the story that the Giza pyramids and plateau have to tell. Lucy Suchman studies the way…


the road to OOPSLA 2008

Today I’m in Nashville, attending the spring OOPSLA committee meeting. The early submissions (research papers, Onward! papers, essays, development papers, tutorial proposals, educators’ symposium proposals, workshop proposals, panel proposals, and DesignFest proposals) have all been submitted. The decisions about acceptances are being made now, and the authors will be notified in the next few weeks….


Steve Metsker passed away

One of the main reasons that I keep on being so involved with OOPSLA is the people. I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many people who are immensely knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. One of the people that I’ve been honoured to know is Steve Metsker. Other people know Steve through his books (Design Patterns…


the progression of an idea at OOPSLA

For OOPSLA 2008, one of the goals of the conference is to re-think how industry should be involved with presenting content at the conference. Historically, the venues which have the highest industry involvement are practitioner reports and panels. As Development Co-Chair, I’ve been thinking about this question. Lately, I’ve been focusing on the progression of…


OOPSLA 2008 on Facebook

There’s now a OOPSLA 2008 group on Facebook. Come join us in Nashville next October!