Presented a set of slides at the BILETA 2007 conference on the SIMPLE project last month. The slot was a milestone experience in a lot of ways. Michael Hughes and Gavin Maxwell, our applications developers, have been hard at work for the past six months and more, putting together specs for the platform and tools, defining functionality and coding up. Recently the core team saw the results. Michael led us through the platform, which hasn't been dollied up (tech term) with a proper interface, and we had lots of comment. It's way more powerful than either staff or students have at present in the GGSL. In the afternoon we got to play with the tools we'll be using to create the simulations, and I have to say it was a strangely emotional event for me.