Chair: Richard P. Gabriel, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Keynotes & Invited Speakers present new, different, or otherwise interesting perspectives on topics of broad and general interest. Speakers are invited by the Conference Committee based on the informal theme of the conference and the interests of the committee members. Good keynotes intrigue, provide new points of view, or focus attention on a problem or technology. Ideally a keynote encompasses the conference and centers the conversations and dialog that will go on between sessions, over meals, and late into the night. A conference is a heightened experience, and keynotes cause its participants to face a particular direction—and to face each other. Invited talks are more narrowly focused on a research area, a technology, or a problem area.
The opening keynote will be presented by Robert Hass. Robert Hass was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He won't tell us what it will be about, but trust me, he'll be great. Bob was one of the first poets who critiqued my poetry, and he was amazed-jaw- dropped amazed-at how awful I was at reading my own work aloud. The Onward! keynote will be presented by Mary Beth Rosson. She was general chair in Minneapolis in 2000. You might remember Mary Beth throwing her hat in the air as part of a video / live intro to OOPSLA. That was the year I read my Mob Software essay at a plenary session on the last day filled with people who were amazed-jaw-dropped amazed-at my outfit (an agbada for those who are still wondering) and the fact I was reading my talk. I did this to try to prove to myself that Bob Hass was wrong and that I could read my own work aloud. Martin Fowler will present the third Keynote. As he says himself, Martin is an author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development. His talks are fun and informative, and I find I learn something every time I hear him speak. Gerald Jay Sussman will deliver an invited talk. He is the Matsushita Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I have known Gerry since the early 1970s. I think he is one of the smartest, most creative people living today. Jimmy Wales is the inventor of Wikipedia and will deliver an Invited talk as part of the 2005 International Symposium on Wikis. I don't know too much about him, but Wikipedia is a tipping point for the Web. Grady Booch is, well, Grady Booch. He will present preliminary results of his Handbook of Software Architecture project. David Reed is sometimes called the / in TCP/IP. He invented the end-to-end argument. This makes him a legend. Now he's working on Croquet, and that's what he'll talk about.
Tuesday, 8:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Town and Country Room
Gerald Jay Sussman
Tuesday, 13:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Golden West Room
David P. Reed
Wednesday, 15:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Golden West Room
Thursday, 8:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Town and Country Room
Thursday, 15:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Town and Country Room
Tuesday, 10:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Golden West Room
Mary Beth Rosson
Wednesday, 8:30, 1 hour 30 minutes, Town and Country Room