Professor Dave West is a long-time Smalltalkers and proponent of Object Technology (click here for an example of a recent course). Last summer he attended Smalltalk Solutions in Reno and got fired up about GLASS (GemStone, Linux, Apache, Seaside, and Smalltalk). Dr. West believes that this technology would be a great platform on which to build some of the projects in which he, his students, and his colleagues are involved. To that end, he has arranged a week-long workshop at The Santa Fe Complex with an inexpensive open enrollment and arranged for various presentations (especially by yours truly).

The general goal of the workshop is to take programmers who have some familiarity with web applications and introduce them to Smalltalk, Seaside, and GemStone. We anticipate that many people will bring project ideas (as well as their own computers) and that after some more structured tutorials and exercises people will get started on their own projects and receive guidance and assistance from resident experts and other participants.

Dates and Times: Monday, March 30 – Thursday, April 2, 8:30-4:00 and Friday, April 3, 8:30-noon.  Informal discussions, explorations, and hacking likely to take place each evening. 

Where: The Santa Fe Complex – 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Level: Anyone with basic programming and web skills. We anticipate a mix of working professionals, professors, graduate students, undergraduates, and high school students. We plan to have most of the instruction structured as guided hands-on exercises (rather than pure lecture) so that people can go at their own pace. Most will be new to Smalltalk, Seaside, and GemStone, but if you have experience in these areas you can jump ahead to your chosen project and get help and guidance as you move forward.

Fee: $375 – includes lunch and breaks.

Housing:  Discounted rates at hotels (all within walking distance of the Complex) will be available.

For More Information: E-mail Dr. Dave West at or phone him at 505-231-7233.