Here's a press release STIC just dropped:
Seattle Hosts Successful Smalltalk Solutions
Cary, North Carolina, May 14, 2004 -- The Smalltalk Industry Council (STIC) is happy to announce that this year's Smalltalk Solutions in beautiful Seattle was a rousing success. Smalltalkers of all ages and abilities from throughout the world descended upon the Seattle conference to experience the rich variety of talks and presentations that were offered. The hotel buzzed with conversation as colleagues both old and new traded ideas, shared their experiences and debated throughout the three-day conference. The Council would like to thank all the presenters and attendees who helped make the show one of the best ever.
The presentations, tutorials, and BOF's were a big hit and offered a little something for everyone at the show. Attendees selected from a wealth of choices from pension-plan management and emergency-services dispatch to internet syndication and garbage collection. The talks generated much interest among the conference-goers with many conversations making their way out of the classrooms to the exhibit hall where others could enjoy and join in.
It was standing room only when the conference keynote speakers took the floor. George Bosworth of Microsoft discussed Smalltalk and CLR virtual machines. Former Hotspot architect Lars Bak discussed Smalltalk for very small embedded devices. And Seaside inventor Avi Bryant talked about Smalltalk's role in redefining web development. STIC would like to publicly thank the keynote speakers for the wonderful job they did in informing and enlightening the conference on such exciting topics.
The Smalltalk Industry Council (STIC) is a nonprofit trade association whose goal is to promote awareness and increase demand for Smalltalk. STIC was reorganized in 2002 by Cincom, GemStone, IBM and Knowledge Systems Corporation, creating a cohesive Smalltalk community where information, technical issues, new ideas and concerns are openly discussed to benefit businesses as well as the software industry. STIC's membership consists of users, service providers and vendors of Smalltalk tools, components, databases and services. For more information on STIC, please visit www.stic.org
Smalltalk Industry Council
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