Keeping up with the Joneses: Building out from Smalltalk

Abstract: In the past, Smalltalk has been tarred as an "island" language: pure, but separate and remote from everything else. In this presentation, I'll talk about how far we've come, but also about how far we have yet to go. I'll have examples of things that have been done, along with examples of things that have not, but probably should be.

I'll cover some of the advcacy work I've done, both of the tech marketing variety, and of the technical variety. I'll also talk about things I think the wider community should try to focus on.