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    PLoP

    For the 25th conference, Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP®) in 2018 will be held in Portland Oregon in conjunction with the PUARL Conference October 24th - 26th.  The purpose of AsianPLoP is to promote the development of patterns, pattern languages, technologies and experiences of patterns primarily about software; however, these for domains outside of software are also welcome. Visit the PLoP Official Site Read the full story Read More
  • SugarLoaf PLoP

    SugarLoaf PLoP

    SugarLoafPLoP'2018 Huaso Edition will be held on one of the campuses of Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in Valparaísr, Chile between November 20th and 23rd, 2018. SugarLoafPLoP is the premier Latin American Conference onPattern Languages of Programs. This is the twelfth SugarLoafPLoP conference and the first time that the SugarLoaf PLoP conference has been held in Chile. Read the full story Read More
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The Hillside Mission

The mission of the Hillside Group is to improve the quality of life and society as a whole. This includes architects, developers, managers, owners, workers, educators, students, and more. Understanding and helping the human element is critical for achieving success. The Hillside Group believes in making processes and design more humane by paying attention to real people and existing practices.

The Hillside Group promotes the use of patterns and pattern languages to record, analyze, and share knowledge to help achieve its mission. The Hillside Group sponsors a variety of activities to achieve this mission—organizing workshops, hosting PLoP (pattern) conferences, and producing publications for discussing, recording, and documenting successful practices.

The Hillside Group supports many different conferences such as: PLoP, EuroPLoP, AsianPLoP, VikingPLoP, SugarLoafPLoP, and ChiliPLoP. These conferences focus on writing groups to better improve patterns through group exposure. Each conference offers advanced topics for the more adept pattern writers. Participants have the opportunity to refine and extend their patterns with help from knowledgeable and sympathetic patterns enthusiasts.

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The Hillside Group is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving human communication about computers by encouraging people to codify common programming and design practice. We sponsor conferences (like PLoP, EuroPLoP, Using Patterns, ChiliPLoP, Mensore PLoP, KoalaPLoP, Viking PLoP, ScrumPLoP and SugarLoafPLoP) and also host the patterns home page.

The world of software development is a mixture of concerns ranging from correctness and execution efficiency to the beauty and elegance of the architecture, design, and internal structure of systems to the overall aesthetics, usability, and humanity of systems and all the way to the organization of development and the manner of software production. This spectrum can be broken down into those parts that are necessary for the correct and efficient functioning and creation of systems on one hand and what makes those systems and organizations for making them "good," aesthetically pleasing, and humane on the other. That is, at one extreme are concerns about the minimal requirements to get the job done and at the other are concerns about the qualities of the software and the humanity of the process that produced it.

Vision Statement

The Hillside Group was founded on the observation that innovation and design is one of the most difficult human endeavors, requiring the creation of novelty under pressure, sometimes without the benefits of a long tradition to fall back on. The Hillside Group endeavors to help others recognize that for disciplines in early stages of development, artistry and invention are as much a part of creation as good engineering.

The world is a mixture of concerns ranging from correctness and efficiency to the beauty and elegance of the architecture, design, and internal structure of systems to the overall aesthetics, usability, and humanity of systems and all the way to the organization and the manner of design. This spectrum can be broken down into those parts that are necessary for the correct and efficient functioning and creation of systems on one hand and what makes those systems and organizations for making them "good," aesthetically pleasing, and humane on the other. That is, at one extreme are concerns about the minimal requirements to get the job done and at the other are concerns about qualities and the humanity of the process that produced it.

The Hillside Mission

The mission of the Hillside Group is to improve the quality of life and society as a whole. This includes architects, developers, managers, owners, workers, educators, students, and more. Understanding and helping the human element is critical for achieving success. The Hillside Group believes in making processes and design more humane by paying attention to real people and existing practices.

The Hillside Group promotes the use of patterns and pattern languages to record, analyze, and share knowledge to help achieve its mission. The Hillside Group sponsors a variety of activities to achieve this mission—organizing workshops, hosting PLoP (pattern) conferences, and producing publications for discussing, recording, and documenting successful practices.

Mountain RetreatIn August of 1993, Kent Beck and Grady Booch sponsored a mountain retreat in Colorado where a group converged on foundations for software patterns. Ward Cunningham, Ralph Johnson, Ken Auer, Hal Hildebrand, Grady Booch, Kent Beck and Jim Coplien struggled with Alexander's ideas and our own experiences to forge a marriage of objects and patterns. The Group agreed that we were ready to build on Erich Gamma's foundation work studying object-oriented patterns, to use patterns in a generative way in the sense that Christopher Alexander uses patterns for urban planning and building architecture. We then used the term ''generative'' to mean ''creational'' to distinguish them from ''Gamma patterns'' that captured observations. The Group was meeting on the side of a hill when all this occurred, hence the name.

Since then, the Hillside Group has been incorporated as an educational non-profit. It has sponsored and helped run various conferences (PlopConference, EuroPlop, ChiliPlop, KoalaPlop, Mensore PLoP, SugarloafPLoP, and UP97) and has been responsible for getting the PatternLanguagesOfProgramDesign series of books put together and published.

More history can be found on the Portland's Pattern Repository

  • Hillside Fellowship Award
  • PLoP 2018 in Portland
  • Security Patterns in Practice
  • PLoP Conference Proceedings

The Hillside Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Ralph Johnson and Richard Gabriel for being presented the first Hillside Fellowship award at the 2016 PLoP event at Allerton, PLoP 2016 .

Hilside Fellowship Award Recipients 2016

The Hillside Fellowship Program was established in 2016 to recognize members of The Hillside Group who have made exceptional contributions to the Hillside community and to the patterns community at large. The title of Hillside

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PLoP™ 2018 in Portland, Oregon

 
Check out the main PLoP Website for more information and details!!!

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Security Patterns in Practice

Eduardo Fernandez's new book " Security Patterns in Practice: Designing Secure Architectures with Software Patterns " has been published.

SecurityPatternsInPractice

It is the result of 14 years of producing security patterns with students and colleagues. Almost all of these patterns went through PLoP, EuroPLoP, AsianPLoP, or SugarLoafPLoP. Many of you have participated as shepherds or workshop commentators, the book owes something to

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PLoP Conference Proceedings

After the PLoP Workshops, writers are encouraged to modify their papers and submit a final version. The final versions are collected and submitted to the ACM Digital Library. The versions are also available from the conference website.

Conference Proceedings (ACM Digital Library)

Some of the PLoP accepted papers have been published on the ACM Digital Library . The program committee will

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