ChiliPLoP 2002
ChiliPLoP 2002

"A different kind of PLoP"

February 25-28, 2002
Carefree, Arizona

This conference is the fifth annual ChiliPLoP , designed to meet the special needs of two groups in the software community, pattern newcomers and pattern experts. Two parallel tracks are offered by the conference with special sessions scheduled for all participants to get together.

For those who are wondering what this patterns stuff is all about, we are offering the ultimate pattern writing experience! Under the guidance of stellar pattern contributors, newcomers will learn about patterns and how to write them. We are also offering an advanced session for those who don't need a patterns tutorial, but want help with writing patterns. For more information or to register for this track, contact the Conference Chair, John Letourneau.

In parallel, ChiliPLoP will feature a "hot topics" track for more experienced patterns folks to gather and tackle hot issues. Participants in this track must choose one hot topic and register with the specific workshop organizer.

February is a wonderful month in Arizona. Daytime highs in Carefree are typically in the 70s F.(21 C.) while nighttime lows are in the low 50s F. (10 C.). The desert is blooming "and the skies are not cloudy all day!"

ChiliPLoP will be held at the Lutheran Retreat Center in Carefree, about an hour northeast of Phoenix, from Monday February 25 through Thursday 28.
Fees for conference attendees:
$600 (double occupancy) — $700 after 1/1/2002
$750 (single occupancy)  —  $860 after 1/1/2002

This covers all conference costs, all meals, 3 nights lodging at the Lutheran Retreat Center, evening refreshments, all activities, and transportation to and from the Phoenix airport. The conference runs from Monday PM through Thursday noon.

The cost for each guest accompanying a registrant is $250 for the conference period. Children 5 and under are free. This includes all meals, taxes and service charges, and transportation to and from the Phoenix airport.

Early February is a great time to explore Arizona, and there are many wonderful places within easy distance from Carefree. Consider bringing your family or companion with you to have fun in the sun while you are hard at work. Or, less selflessly, consider extending your stay by arriving early or staying late so you too can relax and enjoy a short vacation.

Please do not contact the Lutheran Retreat Center for information about the conference. Please contact John Letourneau.

Note: PLoP is a trademark of The Hillside Group, Inc.