More Seminars from Philip Greenspun:

Re-posted with his permission.

If you liked my previous talk(s), you might want to come to a new,

more technical one-day course. It will be held at Caltech on

November 14. See

for details. The class is free and when you're finished you'll

be able to easily build something like, ebay, or in a matter of days with open-source tools.

If you liked my previous one-day talk and think a friend or

colleague would be interested, please tell them that the course

will be repeated on November 13 at Caltech and November 20 at

University of California Berkeley. They can register at

The ArsDigita Community System that you saw demonstrated at the

previous courses is getting steadily better. It is being pushed

forward partly by our students (at five universities now) but

also by, which is up to $12 million in sales and

40 developers (proving that one need not be smart or lucky to

succeed in the Internet business). See to keep up with the


Finally, if you know any 18-year-old kids or younger, please

tell them to get ready to apply for the ArsDigita Prize (they

can check for details but the bottom line

is that they get $10,000 and a trip to MIT if they build a

tasteful non-commercial Web service).