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Sunday, June 30, 2002

July Seminar Updates

Two quick notes about upcoming seminars with or by me:
- My workshop with Bruce Eckel has been cancelled.
- An excellent opportunity to take my Intro. STL course.


Workshops on Policy-Based Design
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The workshop on Policy-Based Design (PBD) and Patterns that Bruce Eckel and
I had planned to lead on July 18-19 in Crested Butte, Colorado, has been
cancelled. The people who signed up for it were as excited about it as we
were, but we ultimately decided that there just weren't enough of them to
make the event viable. That's too bad, because I think it would have been
both useful and fun. However, if you're a C++ Head (highly likely, if
you're on this list), there's still the one-day workshop on PBD that Andrei
Alexandrescu and I will be leading on October 31. Registration for that
should open around the middle of July. When it does, I'll let you know via
this mailing list.

An Effective Introduction to the STL
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July 22-25, Leor Zolman will be teaching my introductory hands-on STL
seminar at the SPC in Vancouver, CA. You can read about the seminar and
how I hand-chose Leor to teach it at
http://www.spc.ca/training/public/stlintro.htm, but here I want to focus on
two other things. The first is the cost. Assuming you are paying in
American dollars, the full four-day seminar costs only about $1300. This
is a great deal. The second is the need to register as soon as possible,
ideally this week, because enrollment is limited. (That's to make sure
that Leor has enough time to give everybody who attends the personalized
attention they deserve.) Regardless of the OS or C++ compiler you use, if
you've been thinking you'd like to learn about or better understand the
STL, this seminar is the way to go.

Scott