John O’Keefe

john_okeefe@instantiations.com

Abstract: VA Smalltalk Update

John has been in software development for 45 years, with the first 25 years spent developing in everything from assembly language to PL/I and SNOBOL. He joined the original IBM Smalltalk prototype team in 1990 and was a founding member of the IBM VisualAge Smalltalk development team. John was Team Lead and Chief Architect of IBM VisualAge Smalltalk from 1997 to 2007. In Feburary 2007, he joined Instantiations to lead the VA Smalltalk development team.  John is currently focusing on future product architecture and Seaside.