There will be a Smalltalk meetup in Brisbane Jan 31:
- Newbie Q&A - Smalltalk seems to suffer a high knowledge barrier for newbies, which is ironic considering it was developed for children. Let's ensure this is not the case with our meetup.
- UI/UX - Discussing all techniques and technologies to make our smalltalk applications resonate with their intended users.
- Model Patterns/Structures - How we use our model objects and how we get the most out of them.
- Databases/Persistence - Unfortunately we can't live in the smalltalk image forever so from SQL to Gemstone/GLASS we all need to make our model objects persist.
- Blockchain - As a community are we interested in attempting to hook a brand of smalltalk up with a blockchain.
A social gathering for Smalltalkers to get together and talk about Smalltalk (the Programming Language!).
Everyone is welcome from the grizzled and experienced to the merely curious.
The Papers from the IWST16 Workshop are now available in the ACM Digital Library here:
Here are some photos from this years ESUG 2016 in Prag:
There are great news about the upcoming Smalltalker’s Meetup in Zürich.
We’ve found a conference room for the evening and will start off with a “show us your project” session in a room with a big screen and start the social part after your input at a nice Australian Steakhouse. The best thing is: we already have a first session: Michal is going to show his new Gemstone-based persistence framework for Pharo. It can be used to develop in Pharo and keep your objects stored in Gemstone.
We need your input
This new setup with a meeting room adds more value to all of us: we can now not only talk about each others’ epxeriences and porjects, but see what they’re up to and what they found. So to make this event an even better one than before, we need people who’d like to share their ideas, their latest work on some hobby or professional project. There’s no need for a full-fledged sales pitch with fog and visual effects and such, just bring your laptop and show us what you do! The room is reserved for ca. 1 hour, so we can have, say, 2-3 presentations before we leave for beer and steaks. So if you have something interesting to show or would like to find people to join on some early project you’re starting/planning, give us a chance to learn about it. If you’ve built some interesting tool or use Smalltalk for something very special to you, let us know and share your fascination and ideas. We’ll sure appreciate that! But if you spontaneously decide you want to show something or start some discussion, feel free to do so. You just need to be prepared that we might have to leave the room before it’s your turn. Timeslots are limited.
It would be good if you’d pre-announce your demo to me for two reasons: first, we can see if we need to rent tho room for a little longer, but even better, your topic might attract even more people so I can post your topic and make sure people get the message.
So where and when?
We’ll meet at 7pm on Nov 8th, 2016 at
Alpha Sprachwelt AG
Around 8-8:30 pm we’ll walk over to the Outback Lodge where we’ve reserved a table. With Steaks and Drinks we can discuss ideas, talk about the good old times or do some spontaneous hacking. For directions to the Lodge visit http://www.outback-lodge.ch/index.php/stadelhofen
How to register? How much is it?
This is a meetup of friends, so it’s free to come, we look forward to meeting you and keeping in touch. You pay your meal and drinks, but the rest is free. We ask you to register on our Doodle page at http://doodle.com/poll/c9c7tatwqppyhkhq Please also indicate in a comment to your registration if you want to give a short presentation.