Another Group Forms Within The DPSGDue to popular demand, a new group called 4G (4 Gangsters) begins life in the DPSG on July 7. Like our previous groups, this group will be embarking on a mission to learn and hopefully master the ideas from the landmark book, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software.
PLoP '97If you've never been to a Pattern Languages of Programming conference, you owe it to yourself to go. Not only will you get a chance to read all of the latest cool patterns papers, but you will also get a chance to meet some of the legends in the patterns community.
UP '98If you missed the first ever UP (Using Patterns) workshop last March, no need to worry. Doug Lea and Sterling Barrett are the program and conference chairs of next year's UP and they have already begun the planning. So if you have a suggestion, please e-mail them directly, or if you are a member of the DPSG, send a suggestion to the DPSG Mailing list.