The 11th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP2004)

September 8 - 12, 2004, Allterton Park, Monticello, Illinois

The Fellowship of The Pattern: The Second Decade of the Patterns

Focus Groups
BOF sessions
Saturday Sessions
Writers' Workshop Groups
Papers accepted
PLoP'04 Wiki
All PLoPs

Call for Pattern Newcomers


Pre-PLoP Bootcamp

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 7th evenning.

Space is limited, so register early. (Registration opens on May 1st.)


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