OOPSLA convenes in Seattle

[PROGRAMMERS REPORT, November 5, 2002] -- The foremost annual object-oriented programming conference again convenes this week. The Object-Oriented Programming, Systems and Applications conference, better known as OOPSLA, is hosted in Seattle.

This event, taking place in Microsoft's backyard, is notable for the presence of Microsoft's Bill Gates as a keynoter. Gates has, in recent years, returned to his roots as a software architect, a move that has roughly coincided with a great embrace on Microsoft's part of object-oriented software development methods. His presentation, before an eminent software crowd replete with Java and SmallTalk stalwarts, should prove interesting.

Other keynoters include Extreme Programming guru Kent Beck of Three Rivers Institute, and file system and distributed transaction-processing maven Dr. Alfred Z. Spector of IBM Research.

Sadly missing from OOPSLA this year will be object pioneers Kristen Nygaard and Ole Dahl, winners of the 2001 Turing Award who both died recently. Nygaard and Dahl had planned to present the Turing Lecture at this year's OOPSLA.

OOPSLA 2002 conference site main page, http://www.oopsla.org

The OOPSLA final program is available as a downloadable PDF file in ZIP format at http://www.oopsla.org/fp/files/FP_final.zip

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Scott Adams is a senior software engineer for TeamQuest.


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