Special Events

While OOPSLA 2003 provides professional-level interaction with the recognized leaders in object technology, there are also opportunities every day for further interaction in a casual setting. The more social activities provided at OOPSLA 2003 are a mixture of hosted events more focused on specific technologies, along with less structured receptions.

Because these events occur within the OOPSLA realm, OOPSLA name badges are required.

Sunday, 26 October

17:30-20:30

eclipse Technology Exchange (eTX), hosted by IBM

Monday, 27 October

17:30-19:30

OOPSLA 2003 Welcome Reception

19:30-20:00

Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, 28 October

17:30-19:30

Java Community Process reception, hosted by Sun Microsystems

19:30-22:00

eclipse Plug-in Reception, hosted by eclipse

Wednesday, 29 October

19:00-23:00

The Big Event

Thursday, 30 October

15:00-17:00

Ice Cream Social (OOPSLA 2004 Kick-off)

eclipse Technology Exchange (eTX), hosted by IBM

Sunday, 26 October – 17:30-20:30

Eclipse . . . plays well with others!

IBM invites you to attend a special reception and poster session on Sunday, October 26, 2003. Learn more about Eclipse, and meet some of the Eclipse Innovation Grant recipients who are using this technology in creative software, educational and research development projects.

The reception is open to all OOPSLA attendees.

Join the increasing number of developers and educators who belong to the Eclipse Community. What is Eclipse? Much more than just an IDE, Eclipse is an open source community as well as an open universal platform for tools integration. Check out http://www.eclipse.org

OOPSLA 2003 Welcome Reception

Monday, 27 October – 17:30-19:30

All full (and Tuesday one-day) conference registrants, along with the Tutorial-only registrants, are invited to attend the Welcome Reception. OOPSLA attendees are encouraged to view the OOPSLA 2003 Poster Session during the Welcome Reception. The Poster Session at the Welcome Reception is an informal and highly interactive environment that gives OOPSLA attendees the opportunity to engage with one another in discussions about relevant, ongoing work and critical issues in key areas. The session also gives conference attendees the chance to learn about work in areas with which they want to become familiar and about preliminary research results.

Newcomers Orientation

Monday, 27 October – 19:30-20:00

A special session, immediately following the OOPSLA 2003 Welcome Reception, targeted at first-time OOPSLA attendees, to help you maximize your OOPSLA experience. One thing that makes OOPSLA special is that everyone who participates can learn as long as everyone operates that way— OOPSLA is not a one-way (you listen, they speak) street. If you have never been to an OOPSLA before, this is a unique opportunity to meet other first-time OOPSLA participants early in the conference and begin what will become an outstanding way for you to stay on top of the trends in OO technology.

Java Community Process reception, hosted by Sun Microsystems

Tuesday, 28 October – 17:30-19:30

The Java Community Process℠ (JCP℠) program is where the future of Java™ technology is defined. It is an open organization of Java developers who collaborate to develop Java technology. The best minds in the industry and academic worlds come together to ensure compatibility and interoperability of Java technology.

Come to the JCP meeting on Tuesday evening to find out about proposed Java specifications and language changes being developed now through the JCP, including generics, concurrency utilities, autoboxing, metadata, new I/O APIs, management extensions and more. This will be an opportunity to meet with and hear first hand from the JCP spec leads and experts involved with these specification proposals. Food and drink will be provided.

eclipse Plug-in Reception, hosted by eclipse

Tuesday, 28 October – 19:30-22:00

The eclipse community invites you to a special plug-in and coding reception on Tuesday October 28th.

We'd like to especially invite members of the contributing eclipse community - that is, plug-in writers and eclipse users who have contributed to the eclipse project's success! We'd like you to meet each other and some members of the eclipse development team, to interact and share ideas about your project and the exciting things in store for eclipse!

We'll give a brief overview of what's new in the eclipse project and then open the evening for an informal get-together. Bring your laptop and get plugged-in! In cooperation with the IBM Eclipse Technology Network, we'll have a space set aside where you can check out Code Rally - a programming road race - so bring your network adaptor too!

The Big Event

Wednesday, 29 October – 19:00-23:00

This reception is open to all conference registrants. This is an excellent forum to share information on the conference activities and network with conference participants; including speakers and authors. Join us for the final evening event for OOPSLA 2003.

Ice Cream Social (OOPSLA 2004 Kick-off)

Thursday, 30 October – 15:00-17:00

The Ice Cream Social serves as both the farewell event of OOPSLA 2003 and the kick-off event of OOPSLA 2004. It is also the setting for the DesignFest Wrap-up. Throughout the week, teams of software designers have taken part in the DesignFest sessions. In addition, a small number of student teams (known as CodeFest) have implemented some of these designs. The Ice Cream Social is a chance for OOPSLA participants, whether or not they participated in DesignFest, to see the designs produced during the earlier sessions, as well as to view demos of the final software. Designers will be available to discuss their experiences (both good and bad) of working in their design team, and the CodeFest teams will describe the problems they encountered while implementing the designs.