14. Feb. 2004, Tomi Engel ObjectFarm
Wocoa Camp Location

The drummers of the Wocoas, an European tribe of WebObjects and Cocoa developers, are beating their drums again. Apple is getting serious about servers and big bad clusters and the Macintosh is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary ... guess what ... its time to dance!

Wocoa Camp DreamcatcherAs usual this event will try to be as unorganized as ever. Please do not expect a regular and boring trade show or conference but bring your drums and PowerBooks instead. This is a coming together and a sharing of knowledge and wisdom.

The Location

This time it will happen in the month of the hunger and our host will be cluster9 ... so we are gathering in the northern part of "Old Europe".

cluster9 GmbH
Mendelssohnstrasse 15 E
22761 Hamburg

Sat, February 14, 2004 - 12:00 until open end!

A detailed map of the place can be found here


If you intend to join us, please send a message with your name and preferred email-address to:

as soon as you can. Both are necessary for your name badge. And ...

  • if you want the name of your tribe or company to appear on your name badge, please tell us what it should be.

  • if you have a cool application that you would like to demo to other people, or have an interesting topic that you would like to share with other dancers - just let us know. We will publish these topics on this webpage and the peoples mailinglist, so that others will know who to talk to.

After registration you will receive a confirmation mail and a second mail with the exact location details, shortly prior to the event. You will also be added to the mailing list unless you explicitly state that you do not wish to be part of it.

We do not charge any fee for attending this Pow Wow but you will have to cover your own expenses.

You must register because we need to know how many Wocoa dancers will stomp our tipi. Otherwise we cannot guarantee to find a place big enough for all of us.


Please note ... while we should have a beamer and internet connection in place, please be aware that "sharing an interesting topic" should not be read as "giving a full blown hyper complicated sales presentation of your product and having the right to be depressed if nobody cares to listen". Our Pow Wows are organized chaos ... you have been warned!

This time we will limit the presentation time to 15 - 20 minutes each, so that enough time will remain for getting into privat conversation without missing any "demo dances".

Scheduled Dances

Like during previous events we are again looking forward to welcome approximatly 50 motivated and creative Wocoa dancers.

For the first time in our Wocoa history we will broadcast the dances via QuickTime streaming, so that you can join us even from other place on this globe. If you want to tune in point your QuickTime player or webbrowser to one of the following streams (starting 14:00 CET):

The following list represents the known dance schedule. It will be updated continuously throughout the day.

  • 14:00 - Wocoa drummers
    • Tipps about what you might want to do during this weekend.
  • 14:15 - Anjo Krank, LogicUnited
    • DAVObjects ... turn your WO-App into a WebDAV server. (Demo)
  • 15:00 - Vincent Kohler, Sente
    • Unit testing in Cocoa: using OCUnit with XCode (Demo)
    • Arsene Lutin ... a Cocoa application to help kids creating simple animated stories (Short demo)
  • 15:xx - Bernhard Gruber
    • How to implement a simple "single sign on" WO app with Apache LocationMatch and Browser Realms. (Quick demo)
  • 16:00 - Ulrich Köster, ObjectStyle
    • Developing WO-Applications with Eclipse and WOLips. (Demo)
  • 16:xx - Tomi Engel, ObjectFarm
    • Debugging WebObjects 5 with Eclipse and Jad. (Short demo)
  • 17:00 - ... a little break with real food and real chats ...
  • 19:00 - Helge Städtler,
    • EverLearn ... Successfactors, hurdles and experiences of implementing an eLearning-World built with WebObjects. (Demo)
  • 19:xx Giulio Cesare Solaroli, eXtrapola
    • Integrating SVG objects into a WebObjects application.
  • 20:00 - Helge Heß,
    • Intro to the application. (Demo)
  • 20:xx - Marcus Müller, Mulle kybernetiK
    • Objective-C WebObjects and Addons in
  • 20:30 ? - David Terán, cluster9
    • An "invisible" D2W application generating pure XML, which can be layouted via XSL. (Demo)

Planned Dances

This section contains a list of names and more planned topics. Those are the people that are willing to share some of their wisdom with the rest of us, but it is not yet clear if their talk will be broadcasted or when (the order represents the order in which we received the notice)

  • Andreas Weege, Philips Semiconductors
    • Development of a Monitoring System using WO in a distributed Environment.
  • Wocoa dancers
    • Backpack shootout. The best traveling enclosure for your PowerBook.

If you also want to demo something special or have knowledge that you are willing to share, please contact us at and tell us about it, so that we can add you to this list.


This Pow Wow will be organized and sponsored as a joined effort by cluster9, Sen:te, and the ObjectFarm people.

Beat the drums

We hope that you send the necessary smoke signals to your friends and that you tell them about the Wocoa Pow Wow. The more dancers come - the better and louder our Pow Wow will be.

Share and Enjoy.

The Wocoa-Drummers