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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.

 

 

 

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/

 

Hernan Wilkinson wrote to the squeak -dev mailing list that the Smalltalks 2009 presentations are available now at the Smalltalks Conference site under the “Talks” tab. Given that the speakers included such well-known figures as Dan Ingalls, Stephane Ducasse, Alex Warth, Tim Mackinnon, James Foster and Travis Griggs, there should be some fascinating viewing to be had.

Hernan added: “You can watch also the video used during the presentation that summarizes the previous two years of the conference, it is a very nice video. It is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekRhvg7W6AQ“.

There are also links to other videos and pictures from the conference home page.

Return To Smalltalk

7 November, 2009

NY-Skyline

The NYC Smalltalk group manages an active programme of talks and presentations, and this month’s talk looks to be very interesting. Daniel Antion, Vice President of Information Services at American Nuclear Insurers, discusses why his company began planning to migrate away from Smalltalk, and the evolving circumstances that caused them to take the difficult decision to reverse this strategy.

Dan has been working in Smalltalk since 1994 and develops most of ANI’s transaction processing systems. Dan has presented at Smalltalk Solutions, OOPSLA and the AIIM Expo on topics related to systems development, content management and SharePoint.

Dan’s experience and position within ANI mean that he can offer some real insights into the perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of Smalltalk from a corporate perspective, and the ongoing challenges it faces. He says “I’m not sure we saved Smalltalk forever but we bought it some serious time. The technical details that work for Smalltalk include its stability, malleability and extensibility. We still have concerns but we think they can be mitigated.”

If you’re going to be in New York on 18th November, find out more about Dan’s talk on the NYC Smalltalk website.

(Image by meironke on flickr)

 

On 15/16 May, the workshop on Self-Sustaining Systems (S3) took place at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam. An exciting event at a beautiful place, it featured invited talks by Ian Piumarta, Dan Ingalls, and Richard P. Gabriel, and five presentations of reviewed papers that approached self-sustainment from different angles.

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The video has now been posted of Gilad Bracha‘s talk on Newspeak that we mentioned last month. Newspeak is a new dynamic language being developed at Cadence, and is descended from Smalltalk and Self, with influences from E, Scala and Scheme, exploring ideas around combinatorial parsing, strict message-passing, reflectivity, capability-based security and actor-style concurrency.

Newspeak is being developed on top of Squeak, and the presentation makes a number of direct comparisons with Squeak, especially when discussing UI matters such as the Newspeak widget framework, application framework and Class Browser, and how they’ve improved on Squeak’s access to the operating system with a new FFI framework.

The roadmap for the future development of Newspeak is also laid out, including a discussion of when/whether the code will be published.

(If you’re having trouble viewing the video, see this thread for help).

[Edit – Gilad Bracha has a fascinating blog that records his ongoing development of Newspeak.]

The Year of Smalltalk

2 April, 2008

The Year of Smalltalk

Randal L. Schwartz just announced that he will be giving a 3 hour tour of Seaside at OSCON 2008. We are very proud to have Randal on the Squeak Foundation Board. We are looking forward to more of his “Year of Smalltalk“.

[Edit: corrected spelling]