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Monty Williams, James Foster, Martin McClure, and myself will be attending the 16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference 2008 put on by ESUG. The conference will be held in in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from August 25-29, 2008. Camp Smalltalk will run August 23-24, 2008.

Martin will be giving a talk entitled “GemStone for Dummies”:

[The] presentation is an introduction to GemStone/S from the viewpoint of the Smalltalk programmer, focusing on the differences from other Smalltalk implementations…

Monty will be giving a short talk on MagLev:

MagLev is a new ruby VM developed by Gemstone…

I’ll be giving another version of “Glass: Share Everything”:

Seaside has been characterized as a “heretical” framework because it breaks many of the widely-accepted “best practices” for web applications, including “share as little state as possible.” With GLASS (GemStone/S, Linux, Apache, Seaside, Smalltalk) GemStone takes this heresy to the next level where “everything is shared” – transparently and persistently….

James will be giving a tutorial “Glass hands on”:

This hands-on tutorial will present Seaside and walk through the process of building an application using GLASS (GemStone, Linux, Apache, Seaside, and Smalltalk). Topics covered include handling user logins, where to put session data vs. application data, building reusable components, styling a web site with CSS, and an introduction to Javascript…

We had an excellent time in Lugano, Switzerland last year and I’m looking forward to another excellent show this year.

Early registration ends on July 15th, so make your plans and register.

For those of you who missed the great conference in Reno this year, you can head over to the STIC site and view the slides for most (if not all) of the presentations.

For the GemStone talks, you can download the slides for my “GLASS: Share Everything” talk or James’ slides from his “Building A Seaside Appplication (with GLASS)” tutorial.

[Update: 9/25/2008] When video and/or audio becomes available, I’ll post another note.Apparently there will be no video or audio of my talk at Smalltalk Solutions. James was in the room and taping my talk, so there must have been technical difficulties.[Update: 9/29/2008]James does have audio and video of my “GLASS: Share Everything” talk. Sorry about the confusion, but I didn’t bill my talk as a “Gemstone Roadmap”. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into making the audio and video available!

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