Squeak is an open source Smalltalk system that runs on any platform
(including Windows, MacOS, Linux, and many PDAs). It is fun to use,
has a large, talented and enthusiastic user community, and is constantly
improving. Because all the source code is written in Squeak itself
and is freely available, anything can be changed to suit the needs
of the programmer. Squeak is ideal as an experimental, exploratory
environment, as well as for teaching. This tutorial is intended
for those familiar with object-oriented concepts and design, and
who are keen to explore the richness of a 21st Century Smalltalk.
The tutorial will be "hands-on"; participants are encouraged
to bring their own laptop computers loaded with Squeak. We will
cover the essential aspects of conventional Smalltalk, such as the
programming environment, debugging, and testing, and will emphasize
Squeak's innovations, such as the Morphic graphic model, 3D, book-morphs,
scripting, and Sound.