Please distribute widely

ESUG

 

23rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference – Call for Contributions

 

Brescia, Italy

from 13 to 17 July 2015

http://www.esug.org/Conferences/2015/

 

This call includes:

Developer Forum

Smalltalk Technology Award

International Workshop

http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2015/International-Workshop-IWST_15

Student Volunteer

http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2015/Student-volunteers

Camp Smalltalk 12 July 2015

 

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You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

 

* Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at

http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/About/BecomeSponsor

* Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events. See below.

* Attend the conference. We’d like to beat the previous record of

attendance (170 people at Amsterdam 2008)!

* Students can get free registration and hosting if they enrol

into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

 

Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference

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We are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. You will have

30 min for presentations and 45-60 min for hand-ons tutorial.

 

The list of topics for the normal talks and tutorials includes, but  is not limited to the following:

 

* XP practices,  Development tools,  Experience reports

* Model driven development,  Web development, Team management

* Meta-Modeling,  Security,  New libraries & frameworks

* Educational material,  Embedded systems and robotics

* SOA and Web services,  Interaction with other programming languages

 

Teaching Pearls and Show us Your Business

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– Show your business 10 min session (Get prepared!!)

– Teaching pearls : we want some session on how to teach some design aspects. We want your tip and tricks to teach Smalltalk or OOP.

 

We expect to have several 10 to 15 min sessions aggregated.

 

!! How to submit?

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Submissions deadline is 15 of May 2015

Notification of acceptance will be on done on the fly.

More information at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2015

 

 

Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last  minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to  Stephane.Ducasse at inria.fr AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2015 Developers].

 

Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!

 

Subject: [ESUG 2015 Developers] + your name  First Name:

Last Name:

Email where you can always be reached:

Title:

Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl

Abstract:

Bio:

 

Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically

 

 

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

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Read the page: http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2015/International-Workshop-IWST_15

 

Technology Award Competition

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The top 3 teams with the most innovative software will receive,  respectively, 500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros during an awards  ceremony at the conference. Developers of any Smalltalk-based  software are welcome to compete.

More information at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2015/

 

Student Volunteer Program

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If you are a student wanting to attend ESUG, have you considered  being a student volunteer? Student volunteers help keep the  conference running smoothly; in return, they have free  accommodations, while still having most of the time to enjoy the  conference.

More information at

http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2015/

http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2015/Student-volunteers

 

We hope to see you there and have fun together.

 

 

 

Squeak 4.5 Released!

21 March, 2014

squeak4.5

From Chris Muller:

So!  Let it be known!  Squeak 4.5 is released!

Home page is here:  http://www.squeak.org

4.5 release notes are here:  http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6193

Excellent Job Everyone!!  Can you tell we are excited!

Kay SketckPad Ivan Sutherland

 

Alan Kay Meeting the Next Generation.  See the talk here: http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/blog/video/lecture-friday-september-27-alan-kay/

 

BertShowsEtoys

Etoys, children, a funny hat and a handmade Smalltalk balloon.  What more could you ask for!  Looks like a great day for everyone.

Read more about it here: http://squeaklandnews.blogspot.de/

tim

Don’t miss Tim’s interview with SmalltalkInspect!  You can find it here: Smalltalk under the Pi: an Interview with tim Rowledge

In this episode we talk to tim Rowledge about his work on Smalltalk VMs over the years, especially for the RISC OS Platform and ARM machines.. The latest and probably hottest thing in this arena is his port of Squeak to the Raspberry Pi. This is not only cool in itself, but more importantly enables Raspberry Pi users to use Scratch and EToys on this little machine on RISC OS (the Raspbian Linux version existed before). You can probably imagine how much fun we had in recording this session.

 

Smalltalks 2010 took place last weekend, meaning that the post-conference reports have started hitting the blogs, and they’re universally enthusiastic about the content, organisation and atmosphere of the event.

Organised by Fundacion Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST), and hosted this year by Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, in Concepción del Uruguay, Smalltalks aims to “strengthen the Argentine and international Smalltalk communities through the exchange of works, experiences and anecdotes connected with this technology or related matters”. This year’s speakers included Gilad Bracha, Eliot Miranda, Lukas Renggli and many many more (see the conference home page for a full listing and descriptions of talks).

German Arduino described it as an “excellent event, with very very good organization—thanks to the hard work of FAST people—and high level technical talks”.

Felipao Banados was attending his first Smalltalk conference, and was also impressed: “I remember talking with classmates and hearing things like ‘Yeah, Smalltalk, nice. But where can you work on that afterwards?’ Well, there ARE a lot of interesting places to do it, and there is a need for smalltalk programmers.”

Andrés Valloud posted some rocking photos of the social event, and reported that the conference even got coverage in the local paper, including a video interview with Hernán Wilkinson.

As James Robertson wrote: “Sounds a lot like ESUG to me – and that’s a good thing.”

Lambda the Ultimate is celebrating 10 years of its own existence, 30 (nominal) years of Smalltalk-80 and PARC turning 40, by revisiting a classic article Design Principles Behind Smalltalk by Dan Ingalls. From the post: “Ingalls’s piece should be filed under Visionary Languages. Alas, no such category exists on LtU.” Does this mean that Smalltalk-80 was the last visionary language?