ESUG 2018 Call for Participation

Call-for-Presentations 26rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference

The ESUG board is pleased to announce that the 26th ESUG conference/summer-school will be held in Cagliari, Italy 10-14 September 2018; with Camp Smalltalk 8-9 September 2018. The conference is co-organized by University of Cagliari and the Agile Group of the faculty of computer science.

This call includes:

  • Developer Forum
  • Smalltalk Technology Award
  • International Workshop Link
  • Student Volunteer Link

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

  • Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at here
  • 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.

Students can get free registration and hosting if they enrol into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

Call For Participation

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:

  • Micro Services, Container, Cloud, Big Data,
  • XP practices, Development tools, Experience reports
  • Model driven development, Web development, Team management
  • Meta-Modeling, Security, New libraries and 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!!)

How to submit?

  • Submissions deadline is 15 of June 2018
  • Notification of acceptance will be on done on the fly.

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] AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2018 Developers] Title: Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!


Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically.

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

Read the page: here

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 here

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 here

We hope to see you there and have fun together.

Posted by admin at 6 February 2018, 4:55 pm comment link

Feb 5: First Smalltalk Meetup Lübeck/Germany

The first Smalltalk meeting in Lübeck/Germany will happen Feb 5/2018:

More information:

Posted by admin at 12 January 2018, 1:21 pm comment link

UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting - Monday, October 30th

PharoLambda: Smalltalk running serverless on AWS

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting will be on Monday, 30th October.

We'll meet at The City Pride, London ( at 7pm.

Tim Mackinnon will show how recent Pharo advances with a small footprint 64bit image allow for Smalltalk to run happily on AWS Lambda and power things like an Alexa skill. While serverless architecture is interesting in its own right, the neat twist is using standard Smalltalk tooling to "~live" debug a failed execution and step through a post mortem stack.

We will take a peak at the GitLab CI setup to deploy an Alexa application, look at how a simple lambda function can be hooked up and then discuss how we might leverage other Smalltalk strengths in a serverless world.

If you'd like to join us, you can just show up at the pub. You can also sign up in advance at the meeting's Meetup page:

See you there!

Posted by admin at 27 October 2017, 1:46 pm comment link

Toronto User Group: Monday, November 13

The next meeting of the Toronto Smalltalk User Group meeting will be Monday, November 13:

A follow up on Kruti Dave's work on programming environments for naive programmers, Matthew Ralston's work on context-less methods in Pharo/Squeak Smalltalk, and a discussion on what was presented at ESUG.

More infos:

Posted by admin at 17 October 2017, 5:05 pm comment link

[ANN] VA Smalltalk V9.0 Release! New 64-bit VM!

Dear Smalltalk User,

Instantiations is very pleased to announce the availability of its new v9.0 release of VA Smalltalk™. This major release contains powerful new 32 & 64-bit state-of-the-art virtual machines that easily integrate into your existing systems. These modern platforms make VA Smalltalk your Smalltalk for the 21st century!

What’s New in Version 9.0?

  • All new, standards-based 32 and 64-bit virtual machines
  • Platform:
    • 32 & 64-bit Smalltalk Images
    • Garbage Collection Enhancements
  • Deployment:
    • 32 & 64-bit Windows Packagers
  • Installation:
    • 32 & 64-bit Windows Installers
  • Security:
    • Elliptic Curve Cryptography
  • GUI Look and Feel:
    • Scintilla Version Update
  • Development Tools:
    • New Workspace Languages
    • Collapsed Comment Indicators
  • Documentation:
    • 64-bit Updates
    • Updated Migration Guide

More information here

Posted by admin at 29 September 2017, 2:24 pm comment link
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