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PL1: PLoP Pattern Writing Bootcamp

PL1: PLoP Pattern Writing Bootcamp

Saturday, Oct 21, from 08:30 to 12:00, D133

PLoP 2006 will be held in conjunction with OOPSLA 2006. This tutorial is a special pre-conference session (a full day before the conference) aimed at those who are new to patterns. This tutorial provides an introduction to the patterns community, a "boot camp" for newcomers. It will include: an overview of patterns--a training, mentoring, experiencing activity, where participants will be immersed in patterns and emerge with an enlarged perspective and an ability to get more out of the PLoP conference. However, the experience is just as valuable for those who do not plan to attend PLoP, but want to learn what patterns are all about!

Note: Though this tutorial is listed as a half-day session, the organizers hope to work with you throughout the day, with dinner at the end of the session.  You'll receive the extra instruction all at the regular half-day rate!

Introductory:  The ideal attendee would have an interest in patterns, have an idea for a pattern that they want to write. The tutorial will benefit anyone who plans to participate in the PLoP conference at OOPSLA 2006.

Goals: 1. Become part of the patterns community. 2. Understand how good patterns are structured. 3. See a variety of pattern formats and understand the trade-offs between the alternatives. 4. Become comfortable with patterns reading and writing and, if you should decide to attend PLoP, have a better understanding of what goes on at the conference.

Format: The presentation format consists of a variety of lecture, discussion, group pattern writing, game playing, and writers' workshop - not necessarily in that order.

Robert Hanmer, Lucent Technologies: Robert S. Hanmer is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies. His work has included development, architecture and evaluation of highly reliable systems for the telephone network, especially in the areas of reliability and performance. He has also been active in the software patterns community since the mid-1990's, writing patterns and organizing pattern conferences. He has authored or co-authored 14 journal articles and book chapters. He has been introducing newcomers to patterns and to writing patterns since 1995.

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant: Linda Rising is an independent consultant in the areas of agile techniques, retrospectives, patterns, and organizational change. She is very active in the pattern and agile communities. She has authored or co-authored four books and countless journal articles and book chapters. She has been teaching patterns and pattern writing since the mid-1990's.


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