Warpstock eNewsletter # 7
September 09, 2004 by Bill Armstrong
This eNewsletter is designed to provide information about Warpstock 2004, the latest
edition of the annual event. There's important information about registration prices for
the event in this enewsletter, so please read on.
IN THIS ISSUE
* Early Bird Pricing Extended
* Schedule of Classes, Presentations and Tutorials available
*A special note to prepare for a 1-day Class
* If you're coming, reserve now
* Reaching Denver by Air
EARLY BIRD PRICING
Warpstock organizers have decided to extend the discounts for early pricing on
registrations to September 30. The decision was made in response to some concerns
that the schedule for Warpstock 2004 was incomplete when the original cut-off date
passed. Here are your registration choices in USD:
Warpstock 4-day (+both socials): $195
Warpstock 4-day (w/o socials): $145
Warpstock Thursday only (w/o social) $60
Warpstock Friday only (w/o social) $60
Warpstock Weekend (w/o social) $120
You can register online at our Web Store, http://bamart.com/warpstockinc or download
a registration form from the store, or from http://www.warpstock.org
Classes are included in the base registration price, although there may be some
additional costs associated with some classes to cover documentation, etc.
Since our last eNewsletter we've been busy confirming presenters and organizing the
schedule for Warpstock 2004, and an impressive line-up it is! There are too many
items to list here, so have a look on the Warpstock website for items that interest you.
See http://www.warpstock.org/index_2004.html for more information about the
classes/presentations/tutorials being offered at Warpstock 2004.
We thank our presenters for offering such a varied menu for attendees to choose from.
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ONE OF OUR CLASSES
If you are planning to take Doug Clark's 1-day class on Building Applications with
VisualAge C++, please read carefully the following note from Doug. We want you to get
everything you can from this class.
The class is oriented toward VAC version 4. However once you are inside the Visual
Builder there isn't much difference between v 3 and v 4 - most of the differences
between v 3 and v 4 are in
1) how the Visual Builder is started,
2) how the dialog boxes look, and
3) how you compile the code, i.e. rather you click on the BUILD button in v 4 or run make
from a command prompt in version 3.
The class will be structured so that you can bring either compiler. We will be going
through sections of the book "VisualAge for C++ Visual Programmer's Handbook"
which is actually written for version 3. I will have hand outs, screen shots, and
instructions for the sections of the book that we are covering where there are
differences between v 3 and v 4. So students using v 4 MIGHT be able to get by without
purchasing the book - although I HIGHLY recommend getting the book. (The book is
available from IBM for approx $50, and apparently it is also available from Amazon as
a used book for considerably less.)
While this is not a course on C++ programming, the first 1 to 1 1/2 hours will be spent on
C++ basics - enough for a C programmer with minimal C++ experience to be functional
in the Visual Builder. We will also use that first 1 to 1 1/2 hours to familarize students with
how the v 4 IDE and compiler works.
Warpstock 2004 has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center
Hotel at $79 per night, until September 30th. After that date, you can expect to pay
the regular rate of $179 per night, because the hotel expects to be fully booked during
the Warpstock dates, October 21-24.
More information: http://www.warpstock.org/event_info/2004/location.html and there's
a direct link on that page if you want to make a reservation. You can also call toll-free,
1-800-325-3535, but be sure to ask for the special Warpstock rate.
FLYING INTO DENVER
From Air Canada to US Airways, you have plenty of choices (19 international and US
carriers) to reach Denver International Airport. See
The fine print
This enewsletter is intended to provide regular communication to people interested in
Warpstock 2004. If you have any feedback, especially positive feedback, send a note
to Bill Armstrong, Publicity Coordinator, at [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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