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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/

 

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/

back-to-the-future

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.

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.

The talk is hosted by Thoughtworks‘ London office on Monday 6th July, 2009 from 7:00pm—10:00pm.

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.

Squeak BOF at OOPSLA 2008

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.