Smalltalk Solutions 2005

Jason Jones jsj at
Fri May 6 15:15:38 UTC 2005

Smalltalk Solutions 2005 will be here before you know it. Make sure you sign
up early to take advantage of the savings. Visit
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register. Here are a few samples of
what you can expect from this year's show in Orlando.
Don't forget to sign up for the Smalltalk coding contest as well.  More info
at <>  

Smalltalk in an Autonomous Ground Vehicle -- A New Direction
Hylands, Jon:
Tuesday 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Abstract: Autonomous vehicles are an emerging technology that are ideally
suited for exploration, reconnaissance, inspection, and monitoring. The
software required to successfully pilot an autonomous vehicle must be very
robust, capable of complex behaviors, and also be easy to maintain and
extend. Smalltalk fits the bill on all of these requirements.
This demo will show Orion, a simple hobby-level autonomous ground vehicle
built by the presenter's brother, with the high-level "brain" of the system
running in Squeak Smalltalk on an embedded Linux single-board computer. The
autonomous controller for this vehicle can also control many other
autonomous vehicles, including MicroSeeker, the presenter's autonomous
underwater vehicle. Orion is being built to compete in the RoboMagellan
compeition held by the Seattle Robotics Society in September.

Bio: Jon Hylands has been doing Smalltalk programming since 1987. Jon's main
interests include hobby robotics and autonomous submersibles, and making
Smalltalk work on embedded devices.


VA Smalltalk Going Forward
presentation O'Keefe, John and Clayberg, Eric:
IBM, InstantiationsTuesday 10:30 am to 12 pm

Bio: John O'Keefe is the lead developer of the IBM VisualAge Smalltalk team.
After spending the first 2/3 of his career at IBM working on process control
software and mainframe systems, he was introduced to Smalltalk by Bob Hinkle
in 1988 and found his niche. He has been working on the IBM VisualAge
Smalltalk product since before Version 1 and has been the technical lead of
the team since Version 4. Eric Clayberg, Sr. Vice President of Product
Development for Instantiations, Inc., was Executive Vice President of
Objectshare Systems, Inc. and Vice President of Development for
ParcPlace-Digitalk, Inc. He is the primary author and architect of over a
dozen commercial Smalltalk add-on products including the popular VA Assist
Enterprise and WindowBuilder Pro product lines. He has a BS from MIT and an
MBA from Harvard.

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