"COMPUTER POWER TO THE PEOPLE! DOWN WITH CYBERCRUD!" - Theodor Nelson
Friday, February 20, 2004
I want to go!
Here's the details on Camp Smalltalk 2004!
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
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,
Smalltalk enthusiasts. All experience levels are welcome, from "Using
Smalltalk for more than 20 years" to "Fascinated by Smalltalk, but never
really used it."
Afternoon of Sunday, July 18, through midday Friday, July 23
Troutdale, OR, USA
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
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.
McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR, USA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To register, print out the registration form available at
and send it with your deposit to:
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