Friday, February 20, 2004

I want to go!

Here's the details on Camp Smalltalk 2004!
    I'm pleased to announce that we will be holding a Camp Smalltalk from
    July 18-23 2004 in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon, USA.

    To finalize our space reservation, we need to place a deposit on a
    minimum of ten sleeping room reservations. We expect more than that to
    attend, but we need at least ten definite attendees to step forward
    and send in a deposit now. We must receive the minimum number of
    deposits BY MARCH 5. If you want to make a reservation, see below
    for details.

    The basics:

    What:
    Camp Smalltalk. Smalltalk enthusiasts spending several days in small
    groups collaborating on a number of open-source projects to benefit the
    Smalltalk community. All Smalltalk dialects welcome. For more details,
    see http://campsmalltalk.com.

    Who:
    Smalltalk enthusiasts. All experience levels are welcome, from "Using
    Smalltalk for more than 20 years" to "Fascinated by Smalltalk, but never
    really used it."

    When:
    Afternoon of Sunday, July 18, through midday Friday, July 23

    Where:
    McMenamins Edgefield
    Troutdale, OR, USA
    http://mcmenamins.com/Edge/index.html

    How Much:
    The main cost is the lodging and meals package at Edgefield. You're
    responsible for getting yourself there. All prices given include room,
    meals, gratuities, and tax for all five nights, and are in $US.

    Single-occupancy King or Queen or Double Queen room: $600
    Single-occupancy King or Queen or Double Queen Suite with bath: $952.50
    Double-occupancy King or Queen or Double Queen room: $530 per person
    Double-occupancy King or Queen or Double Queen Suite with bath: $787.50
    per person

    There are very few rooms with two beds -- if you want one of these
    rooms register soon.

    We're looking into high-speed internet access, which would have some
    additional cost. We will not commit to additional cost without the
    approval of those who have registered.

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    Facility Details:

    Location

    McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR, USA
    http://mcmenamins.com/Edge/map.html
    A 15 minute drive east of PDX, the Portland Airport
    It's right on the edge of the Portland Metro area, five minutes from the
    hiking and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge. It's easy to reach by
    public transit from either PDX or downtown.

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    General Feel

    A private brewpub-based resort at a lovingly and quirkily restored
    historic campus of buildings -- lodgings, restaurants, brewpubs,
    winery, gardens, movie theatre, and more. Even a little golf
    course. Filled inside and out with interesting artwork
    (http://mcmenamins.com/Edge/art.html). Even a working hot glass studio
    on the grounds. Hillside location with views across the Columbia River.


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    Work Room

    We'll be in the main ballroom, which is generously sized (36x68 feet,
    11x20m), on the second floor of the main lodge, with many windows on
    three sides and a huge mural on the walls.
    The view is away from the river.

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    Sleeping Rooms

    Mostly European-style rooms, with private baths down the hall. Some
    suites with bath are available at a higher rate (see above). Most
    rooms have one bed. A few two-bed rooms are available -- send in a
    deposit soon if you want one of these.

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    Meals

    Meals are included with room. If we eat in fairly small groups in their
    restaurants, they'll give us vouchers good for up to a specified amount
    for each meal. The Black Rabbit Restaurant
    (http://mcmenamins.com/Edge/brabbit.html) is very good, and the Power
    Station Pub (http://mcmenamins.com/Edge/pub.html) also has good stuff.
    Voucher amounts will be $10.50 for breakfast, $16.95 for
    lunch, $26.25 for supper.

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    Activities

    On-site: Golf, evening movies, wandering around looking at interesting
    stuff (brewery, winery, distillery, artwork).

    Fairly short drive: The Columbia River Gorge
    (http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/forest), with hikes and viewpoints
    for amazing waterfalls and volcanic cores, Bonneville Dam, mountain
    viewpoints and more hikes. About the same distance to downtown Portland.

    Longer drive: Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, boardsailing or kitesailing
    on the Columbia, etc., etc.

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    Registration
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    To register, print out the registration form available at
    http://wiki.cs.uiuc.edu/CampSmalltalk/Camp+Smalltalk+Oregon+2004
    and send it with your deposit to:
    Martin McClure
    GemStone Systems
    1260 NW Waterhouse Ave, Suite 200
    Beaverton, OR 97006 USA

    To help us reach our minimum, and to guarantee you a room, we must
    RECEIVE your deposit by MARCH 5.

    For details, check the FAQ below, or the latest info at
    http://campsmalltalk.com

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