Call for Pattern Newcomers
PLoP 2004 will have a
special pre-conference session aimed at people new to patterns,
led by Bob Hanmer and Linda Rising.
This pre-conference tutorial
on Wednesday, September 8th is something different, but needed,
in the patterns community -- a "bootcamp" for newcomers. The day-long
session will provide an introduction to patterns -- a training,
mentoring, experiencing activity, where participants will be immersed
in patterns and emerge with an enlarged perspective, their first
pattern and an ability to get more out of all PLoP conferences.
Writing your own first pattern is extremely important, since there
is no better way to learn what patterns are all about!
The only requirements are an open mind, ready to absorb the patterns
experience, and an idea for a pattern you will craft at this
pre-PLoP session. Bootcampers are encouraged to arrive on September
Space is limited, so register early. (Registration
opens on May 1st.)