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We will be giving away a free conference pass to the upcoming Addison-Wesley “Voices That Matter: Professional Ruby Conference”. We’ll also have information on discounts for CVreg members at the meeting. Make sure you are registered for the event here to be eligible.


James Foster of GemStone will be in town to give his talk about MagLev and GLASS[1] for our October meeting.

From his website you can read about, and view videos, of his Road Show. He’s visited the Midwest and he’s in our area for a while before heading to OOPSLA.

In this presentation, James Foster will give a brief demo of MagLev, then introduce Smalltalk, GemStone/S (a Smalltalk implementation that has built-in persistence and multi-user, multi-machine scalability), and the web framework Seaside. We will see how Seaside handles the “Back button problem” and provides a rich, component-based approach to OO web development.
James’ Bio

While in junior high in 1971, James Foster discovered computers at the local university and has delighted in building things and sharing his discoveries ever since. He learned Smalltalk in the mid-1990s, and became a passionate advocate for object technologies and agile methods. James is on the Smalltalk Engineering team at GemStone Systems, Inc., and regularly presents on technical topics (last month at ESUG in Amsterdam and next month at OOPSLA in Nashville).

I pulled the presentation and bio details from James’ website. The full article can be found here: http://programminggems.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/september-road-show/ I encourage you to read the entire post if you’ve not heard of Seaside, Smalltalk, GemStone or MagLev.

1 ”GLASS” is an acronym for GemStone, Linux, Apache, Seaside, and Smalltalk.

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Added by MattOverstreet on October 2, 2008



We also have two passes to Cloud Con East to give away. This cloud computing focused conference is being held 17 Oct in Philadelphia. Make sure you put your name into that drawing as well.