11 February, 2015
Please distribute widely
23rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference – Call for Contributions
from 13 to 17 July 2015
This call includes:
Smalltalk Technology Award
Camp Smalltalk 12 July 2015
You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:
* Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at
* 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
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
– 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?
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:
Email where you can always be reached:
Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl
Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically
International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies
Technology Award Competition
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
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
We hope to see you there and have fun together.
28 September, 2013
Alan Kay Meeting the Next Generation. See the talk here: http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/blog/video/lecture-friday-september-27-alan-kay/
6 August, 2013
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/
17 June, 2009
More exciting conference news for Smalltalk aficionados: James Foster has announced on his blog that this year’s OOPSLA conference will include several tutorials with a Smalltalk theme including his “Back to the Future: Programming in Smalltalk” in which he will look at the “new” ideas from Smalltalk that are still influencing newer programming languages. He will examine some of these ideas and present a number of tutorial exercises that explore some of Smalltalk’s fundamentally different approach to language design and object orientation, including the following aspects:
- All values are objects, even integers, booleans, and characters (no boxing/unboxing);
- Classes and methods are objects (supporting reflection);
- The language has only five reserved words;
- All control flow (looping and conditional branching) is done through message sends;
- Programming is done by sending messages to existing objects; and
- The base class library can be modified.
James works on Gemstone’s high performance product family based on Smalltalk, but intends the exercises to be relevant across different versions.
This year’s OOPSLA will be held in Orlando, Florida from 25 to 29 October, and will also be co-located with the Dynamic Languages Symposium, which will doubtless have lots to interest Smalltalkers.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a European break this year, don’t forget that the 2009 International Smalltalk Conference, organised by ESUG, will be held in Brest, France, from 31 August to 4 September, and also has a great set of sessions lined up.
2 June, 2009
Despite recent discussions over what killed Smalltalk, there continues to be lots of interest in the language and in Seaside in particular. Anyone based near London will be able to find out more about both topics at a talk dramatically titled “Seaside: The Revenge of Smalltalk“.
This “Geek Night” is going to cover how Smalltalk makes web development different and how Seaside is being put to use in the “Real World”. Participants will learn about real object-orientated programming rather than class-orientated programming.
The two presenters are Lukas Renggli, who will be talking about Squeak and the world of Open Source Smalltalk; and Michel Bany from Cincom who will be discussing how Seaside and Smalltalk has been used in companies like JP Morgan.
25 October, 2008
Nicolas Chen has posted a very interesting report on the Squeak and Seaside ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions at this year’s OOPSLA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Speakers included Michael Lucas-Smith of Cincom talking about their WebVelocity development tool for Seaside; Göran Krampe on Blackfoot, his lightweight SCGI-based KomHttpServer replacement for Seaside deployment; Dave Ungar (ex-Sun Labs, now at IBM Research) on his work on multi-core Squeak; and Jecel Assumpcao Jr. on Smalltalk Hardware Design, and his Siliconsqueak project.
As promised, Göran has published videos of the sessions; see his blog for details.
7 October, 2008
OOPSLA, the “original conference devoted to object-oriented programming”, is running this year on 19th-23rd October in Nashville. Göran Krampe wrote to the mailing list to let attendees know that he is organising a Squeak “Birds of a Feather” evening session on Tuesday at 18:00.
Göran has had experience of organising these events in the past, so you can be sure that the logistics have been thought through carefully – he’s even bringing his own projector with him from Sweden, rather than rely on the equipment available at the venue! All the videos of all the presentations will be made available after the session.
If you’re interested in attending this session, please let Göran know by adding your name to the OOPSLA 2008 page on the Squeak wiki (if you’re having trouble editing that page, the words squeak and viewpoints may be of some use to you). The wiki page also has information on some other items that may be of interest to Squeakers.