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19'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2012)

November 12 - November 16, 2012

Rooms:
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: +1 312 361-0648
Fax: +1 312 222-9508

Sessions:
National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago
175 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602

Transport:
@ Conference Wiki Page

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due August 27, 2012
Notification to authors September 10, 2012
Author materials due October 21, 2012
Tutorials start November 12, 2012
Conference starts November 14, 2012
Email Contact tclconference@googlegroups.com

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

Monday, November 12
09:00 - 12:30

Tutorials

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

  • Lunch
    Provided
13:30 - 17:00

Tutorials

19:30 - 20:30

Free Tutorial

19:00 - Midnight

Social and BOFs

  • Hospitality Suite
    TCA
Tuesday, November 13
09:00 - 12:30

Tutorials

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

  • Lunch
    Provided
13:30 - 17:00

Tutorials

19:30 - 20:30

Certification Exam

19:00 - Midnight

Social and BOFs

  • Hospitality Suite
Wednesday, November 14
09:00 - 10:30

Welcome and Keynote

  • Welcome and Announcements
    Host
  • F5 Rules
    Colin Walker
    How and Why F5 uses Tcl
10:30 - 10:45

Break

  • Break
10:45 - 12:15

Session 1

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch Break

  • Conference Luncheon
    TCA
13:15 - 14:15

Session 2

  • Toward RESTful Desktop Applications
    Will Duquette
    How REST concepts and technology have been used in the Athena simulation to present a vast sea of heterogeneous data to the user.
  • TBD
    Panel
15:00 - 

Hackathon, into the evening

  • TBD
    Attendees
17:00 - 19:00

Dinner Break

  • See registration or the hospitality suite for suggestions.
    On your own
19:00 - Midnight

Social and BOFs

  • Hospitality Suite
    Mentor Graphics
Thursday, November 15
09:00 - 10:30

Welcome and Invited Talk

  • Welcome and Announcements
    Host
  • The Power Behind Einstein's Brain
    Steve Landers
    Outlines the use of Tcl/Tk at the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, including automation of image processing, database management, systems administration and exhibition management
10:30 - 10:45

Break

  • Break
10:45 - 12:15

Session 4

  • KineTcl
    Andreas Kupries
    A Tcl Binding to OpenNI/Kinect
  • Lifecycle Object Generators
    Sean Woods
    Description of basic mechanisms and architecture to create objects that can readily transition from one class to another throughout the course of an application through the use of coroutines, TclOO and other basic data structures, in the context of problems from GUI design to Artificial Intelligence
  • Tcl Patterns for Iteration
    Phil Brooks
    Tcl Patterns for Iteration over large datasets
12:15 - 13:30

Lunch Break

  • Lots within walking distance.
    On your own
13:30 - 15:00

Session 5

  • Pulling Out All the Stops - Part II Tcl Threads
    Phil Brooks
    Design and implementation considerations for high performance Tcl threading
  • TyCL Update
    Andres Buss
    An update on the state of TyCL presented at last year's conference, highlighting the similarities and differences between them, alongside the new features now provided
  • Brush: A New Tcl-like Language
    Andy Goth
    Discussion of the motivation, design, and semantics of a new programming language similar in structure to Tcl which embeds several functional programming concepts which are currently awkward or difficult to realize in Tcl
15:00 - 15:15

Break

  • Break
15:15 - 16:15

Session 6

16:15 - 16:45

WIPs

  • Short discussions of an interesting project. Sign up at registration
    Work in Progress
18:00 - 19:30

Banquet

  • Conference Banquet
19:00 - Midnight

Social and BOFs

  • Hospitality Suite
Friday, November 16
09:00 - 10:30

Welcome and Invited Talk

  • Welcome and Announcements
    Host
  • The (Active) State of Tcl
    Jeff Hobbs
10:30 - 10:45

Break

  • Break
10:45 - 12:15

Session 7

12:15 - 12:30

Break

  • Break
12:30 - 13:15

Tcl Community Association

  • What's going on with Tcl Community Association
    Town Hall
19:30 - Night

Free Event (for Conference Attendees)

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair, Website Admin
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.Program Chair
Cyndy Lilagan   National Museum of Health + Medicine ChicagoFacilities Coordination
Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
Brian Griffin   Mentor Graphics
Ron Fox   NSCL/FRIB Michigan State University
Arjen Markus   Deltares
Mike Doyle   Iomas Research LLC
Gerald Lester   SAP Labs, LLC
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology

Contact Information

fox@nscl.msu.edu