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15th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

October 20-24, 2008

Comfort Suites Manassas
7350 Williamson Blvd
Manassas, Virginia 20109
Phone: (703) 686-1100
Fax: (703) 686-1128

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due August 15, 2008
Notification to authors September 7, 2008
Author materials due October 15, 2008
Tutorials start October 20, 2008
Conference starts October 22, 2008
Email Contact [email protected]

The conference covers a full week, with 2 days of Tutorial Sessions and 3 days of Technical Sessions. The Technical Sessions include:

  • State of Tcl
  • Conference Papers
  • Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
  • Tcl Core Team Open Discussion
  • Works-in-Progress Lightning Talks
  • Daily casual breakfasts
  • Conference Luncheons
  • Conference Dinner

Tutorial Schedule

Monday
08:00 - 12:00 Conference Registration
09:00 - 12:30

Monday Tutorial Sessions begin
(includes 1 snack break)

12:30 - 14:00 Free Lunch (In Hotel)
13:30 - 17:00 Conference Registration
14:00 - 17:30

Monday Afternoon Tutorial Sessions
(includes 1 snack break)

17:30 - 19:00 Meal Break
19:00 - 20:00 Free Tutorials Tcl for Gaming (Clif Flynt)

Tuesday
08:00 - 12:00 Conference Registration
09:00 - 12:30

Tuesday Morning Tutorial Sessions begin
(includes 1 snack break)

12:30 - 14:00 Free Lunch (in hotel)
13:30 - 17:00 Conference Registration
14:00 - 17:30

Tuesday Afternoon Tutorial Sessions begin
(includes 1 snack break)

17:30 - 19:00 Conference Registration
17:30 - 19:00 Meal Break
19:00 - 20:00 Free Tutorials Tcl Web Services (Gerald Lester)
20:00 - 22:00 Mingle and Meet in hotel lobby area

Technical Sessions Schedule

The following schedule is preliminary, and subject to change

Wednesday
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00 Conference Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:10 - 10:20

Keynote Address

  • Ship Survivability in the 21st Century
    Dan Foos
10:20 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30

Papers

  • (Active)State of Tcl
    Jeff Hobbs
12:30 - 14:00 Conference Lunch in Hotel
14:00 - 15:00

Tcl Extensions, Tcl re-implementations

  • Relation-Oriented Programming with Raloo What Happens When ::ral Meets ::oo?
    Andrew Mangogna
  • Eagle: Tcl Implementation in C#
    Joe Mistachkin
15:00 - 15:30

Tcl Core Extensions

  • NRE: the non-recursive engine in Tcl8.6
    MIguel Sofer
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00

Tcl Core Extensions (continued)

  • NRE-enabled goodies
    Miguel Sofer
  • Tcl Database Connectivity
    Kevin B. Kenny
17:00 - 18:30 Break
18:30 - 20:30 Dinner on your own
20:30 - 23:00

Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)

  • Send mail to tcl2008 at tcl dot tk to pre-register a BoF

Thursday
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00 Conference Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Report on Tcl projects in the Google Summer of Code
10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20

Testing

  • Agent SMITH: Evolution of a Test Tool in Tcl/Tk
    John J. Seal
  • Remote Control of Test Equipment Using Distributed Objects
    Timothy L. Tomkinson
11:20 - 12:20

Tcl Frameworks

  • mod_tcl : TCL inside Apache
    Olly Stephens
  • dotNyet
    Mike Doyle
12:20 - 14:00 Lunch - On your own (with other Tclers)
14:00 - 15:00

Applications I

  • Skybot
    Steve Landers
  • Demonstrating the Iomas AnataLab System
    Cyndy Lilagan
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30

Applications II

  • An order entry and wireless data collection system using Tcl and SQLite.
    Stever Redler IV
  • Festnet
    Sean Woods
16:30 - 17:30

WiPS sessions

  • This session is for attendees to discuss things that they are developing in, for, and around Tcl/Tk. 5 minute time slots are available (may change based on interest). Send mail to [email protected] to preregister a WiP
18:30 - 20:30

Conference Dinner

  • ActiveState ActiveAwards presentation
20:30 - 21:30 Informal Demo Time
21:30 - 23:00

Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)

  • Send mail to tcl2008 at tcl dot tk to pre-register a BoF

Friday
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00

Domain specific languages in Tcl

  • Gregor: A DSL for building semester calendars
    Matthew m. Burke
  • A Domain Specific Language for defining Nuclear Physics Experiments.
    Ron Fox
10:00 - 12:00 Wrap up and Town Meeting

Conference Committee

Sean Woods   Test and Evaluation SolutionsFacilities Chair
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State UniversityProgram Chair
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Cyndy Lilagan   Iomas Research
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Gerald Lester   TicketSwitch USA, LLC
Richard Suchenwirth   Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Iomas Research

Contact Information

[email protected]