TBCON 2001 Resources
TBCON 2001 rocked with ToolBook Developers from around the world. 2001 saw two
conferences, one in Cheltenham, UK and one in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Both events featured presentations from many of the world's best ToolBook
developers including: Chris Ayers, Tim Barham, Chris Bell, Virginia Bender,
Lance Campbell, Mike Cline, Denny Dedmore, Bob Earp, Dmitry Esikov, Andrew
Gould, Fred Grissom, Roger Guay, John Hall, Tom Hall, Brian Hirst, Ross
Hopkins, Bill Hurley, Jack Jensen, Gregory Johnson, Joan Kane, Lee Karns, Dan
Lim, Penny Mattern, Simon Price, Mauro Rech, Jeff Rhodes, Jack Siegel, Greg
Smith, O. Starnes, and Martha Weller.
Two great socials featured excellent food, beer, and wine. In Europe, we played
Snooker and sang songs accompanied by Tim Barham, Tomas Lund, and Dominque
Jalu. In the U.S., Dave Frisk was back this year for Monday's night's social,
wowing the crowd with his guitar skills. Tuesday was Mexican night.
Click2learn ToolBook Design Awards
Best ToolBook Interactive Simulation Application and Best e-Learning ToolBook
ToolBook application providing web-based training on an in-house software
application. This compelling ToolBook application uses a mixture of show,
practice, and simulation to augment instructor-led training on an important
military software application.
Most Innovative ToolBook Application (two winners)
CTD SimEngine, a sophisticated data driven system for creating highly
interactive scenario based training, as demonstrated in Chris's GLIC Medicare
PalmLiner, Projeto Tamar, and Celta advertising and educational applications.
Mauro's work is captivating and innovative both in its use of graphics and
interactions providing the learner a very captivating and engaging learning
Thank you to Click2learn for sponsoring this contest and Scott Anderson of
Click2learn for organizing the judging!
The HackAck, a new contest at the USA event, where participants created a
ToolBook application along the theme of 2001: A Space Odyssey and presented
their creations at Tuesday night's social.
A whimsical game with floating ToolBook developers and a green "snatcher" to
A text box with proportional slider created with adapted code from the ToolBook
A ToolBook application with an embedded Flash file demonstrating full
communication between the ToolBook file and the Flash file.
It just keeps getting better!
Very good mix of basic, intermediate, and advanced sessions from which to choose.
In addition to material gained from sessions, the cross talk after hours was invaluable. Excellent for contacts too!
Best conference I have attended since 1997. Actually, better than Asymetrix's old conference in Belview and LA.
I just wanted to thank you again for putting on such a great conference. You're really providing a service to all of us struggling developers. The facilities are great and the informal atmosphere builds a great sense of community.
I would highly recommend attending TBCON. My work colleagues and I have attended the past two TBCONs and feel that each year what we have learned at TBCON has accelerated our use and knowledge of ToolBook by at least 6 months. There are many sessions at TBCON that are good for beginners; but I would especially recommend the preconference workshops as they will enable you to get hands-on experience using ToolBook. Best of all, you will meet lots of people who will become valuable resources for you as you become more familiar with ToolBook.