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Smalltalks 2014

1. Invitation.

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST) invites you to the 8th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies (Smalltalks), to be held from November 5th through November 7th at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Córdoba, located in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. Everyone, including teachers, students, researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, are welcome as speakers or attendees.

This year, we are extremely happy to announce Allen and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock will attend the conference. Allen was instrumental in developing Digitalk's Visual Smalltalk, as well as a leader in modular Smalltalk design. Rebecca created the field of Responsibility Driven Design, which spawned a variety of modern disciplines such as TDD and BDD. Their presence is just a preview of an oustanding presentation program you cannot afford to miss.

2. Registration.

Registration is free and now open at

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014.

Please make sure to register early to receive the conference's shirt, as well as to help us plan the conference's social events.

We are accepting donations from participants to help fund the conference's costs. Please see the Donate section at FAST's website,

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014/donate.

Contributions are greatly appreciated, and can be received both in pesos for local attendees, as well as via Paypal for those coming from abroad. Please note that donors, including those that have already sent us their contribution (thank you!), will receive a set of thank you gifts as well as the conference's shirt. For those of you that need a receipt, we can provide those on site.

3. Sponsors.

In addition our generous attendee donation contributors, we would like to thank our sponsors. We would not be able to organize the conference without their help.

Platinum sponsors:

  • Caesar Systems
  • ESUG
  • GemTalk Systems
  • Instantiations

Silver sponsors:

  • InfOil

Bronze sponsors:

  • 10 Pines
  • Arduino Software
  • Mercap
  • Precision System Design
  • Smallworks

Moreover, this year our official airline carrier is Aerolineas Argentinas. To book plane tickets with Aerolineas Argentinas, please go to

http://www.aerolineas.com.ar/Congresos

and select Smalltalks 2014 from the list of events (available soon).

4. Call for participation.

Talk proposal submission for the Industry Track is now open at our website:

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014/technical-session

If you need special arrangements (e.g. because you would like to hold a workshop session), please indicate so in the abstract. The Industry Track's submission deadline is October 13th.

Abstract submitters: please send us a photo and a short bio by answering to this email.

5. Related events.

For more information about related events, such as a Pharo Sprint or talks and presentations around the dates of the conference, please visit

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014/events

In particular, we like to invite to you Squeakfest 2014, to be held at the same conference site on from November 3rd through November 4th. This companion event highlights Squeak and Etoys used in the context of education. To register, please go to the SqueakFest page under the related events for Smalltalks 2014.

We will update related event information as we get closer to the conference, so please check for updates.

For any additional questions please reply to this email.

See you in Córdoba!

Posted by admin at 10 September 2014, 1:36 pm comment link

Video and Slides ESUG 2014

All collected videos and slides of ESUG 2014 are now online:

Posted by admin at 4 September 2014, 1:10 pm comment link

ESUG 2014 REMINDER: Technology Awards

http://esug.org/Conferences/2014/Innovation-Technology-Awards

Have you written innovative Smalltalk? The developers of any Smalltalk-based software can enter by submitting a 3-5min video of their software. Entrants demo their systems in a session at the end of Monday August 18th 2014, after which the conference attendees vote. (A vote consists in providing a sorted list of 3 preferred pieces of software.)

The top 3 teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively, 500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros. The results are announced in the Awards ceremony that is held during the social event.

Applicants should provide the following information on the conference registration server. Once you have registered your personal info, an 'Awards' menu allows submitting your software. You can provide this information when you first register, or login again later and update your details. The registration server will open soon. You can start preparing your software right now though.

Info to provide:

  • Name of the software
  • Licence information (free, shareware, or commercial)
  • Name of the Smalltalk dialect used
  • Name, Affiliation and Country of developers

Besides, it would be great if the submission could include:

  • URL for a video (3-5 min) showing a screencast / demo of the software
  • URL for downloading the software or at least a runnable demo

Deadline: August 15th

Any Smalltalker can apply (students, companies, ...). The presented piece of code/software should be written in Smalltalk or directly support Smalltalk (e.g. Smalltalk VM). All Smalltalk dialects are accepted. The applicant should be "strongly related" to the presented code, be it as an author, as owner of the copyright/copyleft, or as an official representative of the copyright/copyleft owner.

Posted by admin at 28 July 2014, 10:43 am comment link

[ANN] SciSmalltalk v0.12

We are to happy to announce SciSmalltalk v0.12

SciSmalltalk is a new Smalltalk project, similar to existing scientific libraries like NumPy, SciPy for Python or SciRuby for Ruby.

SciSmalltalk already provides the following basic functionalities:

  • complex and quaternions extensions,
  • random number generators,
  • fuzzy algorithms,
  • LAPACK linear algebra package,
  • Didier Besset's numerical methods,
  • Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) Solver).

Everything is available herehere>https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-contribution/job/SciSmalltalk/*

This version should work on Pharo 2.0/3.0/4.0 and also Squeak 4.5 (to be confirmed).

We are a small community, we are looking for more volunteers to contribute code and documentation. Please join us at : https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/scismalltalk

Posted by admin at 22 July 2014, 4:28 pm comment link

[JOB] Yesplan is Hiring

The Yesplan team is looking for a new development colleague!

This is a full time position to be performed on site. We are not looking for a freelancer. Please see [1] for the full description of the vacancy. Dutch speakers can check out the Dutch version [2].

If you are interested, or if you have additional questions, please contact me via johan@yesplan.be Also, do not hesitate to forward this email to potential candidates.

best regards Johan

Posted by admin at 24 June 2014, 4:31 pm comment link
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