TITLE: Heading to Vancouver AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: October 22, 2004 4:23 PM DESC: ----- BODY: I'm off to Vancouver for OOPSLA. The conference will be exciting, with two talks by Alan Kay, another by Ward Cunningham, events on Eclipse and Squeak, and the culmination of a year of my work in Educators' Symposium. When you take on one of these professional service tasks, it seems pretty innocuous, but after months of thinking and planning and organizing, and working with the dedicated people who invested their time and energy through my program committee, the event takes on a more personal tone. I have big hopes for a symposium that helps the community take a step in the direction of re-forming CS education. I love Vancouver as a conference town and a running location. I'm looking forward to circling Stanley Park again and to exploring some new parts of town. You can be certain to receive another episode in my Running on the Road series soon. (See the latest one here.) We'll have wireless access at the conference. I plan to blog daily once I arrive. -----