We're looking for your story! OOPSLA 2008 will feature the "Smalltalk Superpowers (Their Uses for Good or Evil)" workshop, on Monday October 20, 2008. It's a workshop where we tell stories. Stories about the programming superpowers that we've seen peers wield (in any dynamic language, not just Smalltalk), or have wielded ourselves. By "superpowers", we mean those features that give the programmer abilities beyond those of normal object-oriented programming. Examples in Smalltalk include #become:, #changeClassTo:, #doesNotUnderstand:, thisContext....
We want to catalog and discuss uses of these superpowers, and whether their use ended up being the hero of the day, or the villain of the year. We invite you to come and join us! You're free to just come and listen, but to make our little story hour worthwhile, we need a good number of stories, so please consider submitting and sharing. You don't need to be a superpower user yourself, your story may have been from the viewpoint of the innocent bystander, rather than the doer.
So jump to the link at the top of this email, and find out how to submit your story. We look forward to hearing from you And to seeing you at OOPSLA.