"I attended OOPSLA'99 and found this conference very well organized and extremely rich with regard to the quality of presented papers, invited talks, panel discussions, tutorials, plus everything else. I have benefited to the fullest extent and got lots of new ideas about teaching and research in OOP, OOA and OOD. I am grateful to the Educators Symposium for accepting me and offering me a scholarship. The Educators Symposium also got me involved in active research in this area. I am now trying to do curriculum development and research in this area in my University. Even the food was good and the people who organized were extremely professional. I made some good friends and will continue to attend and get actively involved in future OOPSLAs. I wish OOPSLA all success to become one of few best conferences in our planet."
"What I like most about OOPSLA is the quality of the technical papers. Each paper represents the forefront of research in the area, and the proceedings as a whole cover a diverse range of topics related to object-oriented programming. Contributions from industry and academia make the proceedings highly relevant to both areas.
I attend OOPSLA for the opportunity to hear, and to meet, leading researchers in object-oriented programming. The OOPSLA tutorials and workshops represent a unique chance to learn from these researchers in their particular area of expertise. Ultimately, it is the people that make OOPSLA worth going to. Finally, OOPSLA is affordable for students, whether as a volunteer or as an attendee."
Derek Rayside, Graduate Student
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Waterloo
"OOPSLA is the best conference, in my opinion, for getting to know what 'in-the-trenches' developers want. There is so much brainpower and talent, and so many personalities walking through the exhibit area, you can't avoid rubbing elbows with tommorow's luninaries."
"OOPSLA 99 was a great conference for us to showcase the latest versions of IBM's WebSphere Version 3.0 and the IBM VisualAge products: Smalltalk Version 5.0, Java Version 3.0 and Generator Version 4.0. The conference provided the opportunity for a broad spectrum of professionals, all interested in object-oriented technology, to interact. In particular, attendees were able to explore the latest technology with the development teams."
IBM VisualAge Team (OOPSLA Exhibitor)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
"Since 1995, I've been a regular OOPSLA attendee. In addition to the technical presentations, I go for those things that I don't get from reading a proceedings: like sitting in panel discussions, and talking to people. Panel discussions stimulate new ideas. Sharing my thoughts with others puts these ideas to the immediate test, and those ideas that survive are my seeds for future research. At first, I attended OOPSLA because I was fortunate to receive support from the OOPSLA Student Volunteer program and from the SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee. Today, I regard attending OOPSLA as an investment. I go to absorb the OO climate, learn about the new trends, and interact with my colleagues and friends.
What I like about OOPSLA is its use of color. Everything is color-coded! For example, one year, Program Committee Members wore green shirts, Student Volunteers wore purple, and attendees could purchase black or blue shirts. Speakers are decorated with navy-blue ribbons, students with yellow-gold, current year's committee with teal-green, next year's committee in orange, poster presenters in blue, and Addison Wesley authors in red. I've attended panels where, during disputes, people in the audience wave green paper slips if they approve, red if they disapprove, and yellow if they are puzzled. Of course, to keep things interesting, the color scheme changes from year to year."
David H. Lorenz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
College of Computer Science