Important Dates

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June 1
Paper submissions due.
June 1
Deadline focus group / workshop proposals
June 8
Shepherding begins
July 20
Second draft due for review
August 10
Notification of acceptance
September 21
Conference versions due
September 22
Early Conference registration ends
October 23
Patterns Bootcamp
October 24-26
PLoP Conference Days
January 15, 2019
Proceeding version due
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Pre-PLoP Bootcamp

PLoP has a special pre-conference session aimed at people new to patterns, led by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Joe Yoder.

The BootCamp, a special full-day Pre-PLoP activity for newcomers, will happen during Wednesday, October 23rd 8h30–17h00. The Bootcamp will be held in TBA.

BootCamp Info

The PLoP experience provides something different, but needed, in the patterns community – a "bootcamp" for newcomers.

The session will provide an introduction to patterns – a training and mentoring experience 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 presentation consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, group pattern writing, game playing, and writers' workshop practice - not necessarily in that order.

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.

Who Should Attend

The ideal attendee would have an interest in patterns, have an idea for a pattern that they want to write. The tutorial will benefit anyone participating in the PLoP conference.

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Goals

  • Become part of the patterns community.
  • Understand how good patterns are structured.
  • See a variety of pattern formats and understand the trade-offs between the alternatives.
  • Become comfortable with patterns reading and writing and, if you should decide to attend PLoP, have a better understanding of what goes on at the conference.

Registration

Space is limited, so please Register Now!