I mentioned this a couple of days ago, but I just received an email announcement:
If you are in the vicinity of Sydney, Australia, just a reminder about the upcoming Sydney Smalltalk Users Group on Friday 16th June, where Michael Lucas-Smith will present a talk based on his presentation from the recent Smalltalk Solutions conference in Toronto. After which we will adjourn for a cleansing ale and catch up on the gossip in the Smalltalk universe, and maybe a bit of football discussion as well The presentation starts at 6:30PM sharp.
Venue: Norman Self Room Level 3, 280 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 (Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts) The building is between Park and Bathurst Streets. It also the location of the ACS (Australian Computer Society).
For a GoogleMap see here http://tinyurl.com/llqmk.
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Building UI's in WithStyle
For a long time there has been a divide between Web Interfaces and classic Desktop interfaces. This divide is being closed by the WithStyle user interface platform. This session will demonstrate how to build hybrid User Interfaces using the WithStyle technology featuring Pollock widgets and Web-like content defined using XML and CSS. Behavior is linked directly to Smalltalk objects. The entire Look and Feel of the interface is switchable simply by swapping CSS. Dynamically changing a live user interface on the fly by altering widgets, XML content and CSS stylings will be demonstrated. The full power of the Smalltalk environment blended with browser-like rendering technology is finally at our fingertips.
Michael Lucas-Smith is the CTO of Software WithStyle and head of Research and Development at Wizard Information Services. He has worked on Smalltalk business applications ranging from an Audio/Visual archiving system to continuations based web applications and web rendering technology. Having used computers since he was four, he first came in contact with the "Online" concept in high school when he ran his own BBS. Michael regularly contributes to several open source Smalltalk projects such as Bottom Feeder and Bottom Line.