Smalltalks 2009 en Buenos Aires

La comunidad Smalltalk de Argentina ha vuelto a tener actividad en estos últimos años. Ejemplo reciente fue su activa participación en el ESUG: 2009 International Smalltalk Conference. Y como prueba están las dos ediciones de las conferencias Smalltalks. Se viene la tercera edición:

Smalltalks 2009

Se realizará del jueves 19 al sábado 21 de Noviembre, en la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Tienen que visitar el enlace e inscribirse. Hay invitados especiales, a destacar (copiado “sin vergüenza” :-) desde esa página):

Dan Ingalls

Is a pioneer of object-oriented computer programming and the principal architect, designer and implementor of five generations of Smalltalk environments. He designed the bytecoded virtual machine that made Smalltalk practical in 1976. He also invented Bit blit, the general-purpose graphical operation that underlies most bitmap graphics systems today, and pop-up menus. He designed the generalizations of BitBlt to arbitrary color depth, with built-in scaling, rotation, and anti-aliasing. His major contributions to the Squeak system include the original concept of a Smalltalk written in itself and made portable and efficient by a Smalltalk-to-C translator.  Read more

¿Qué podría agregar a Dan Ingalls? Vean su trabajo de investigación reciente en Sun, por ejemplo, el Web Browser as an Application Platform: The Lively Kernel Experience. Pueden seguirlo en Twitter como @daningalls pero no escribe mucho. Aunque no relacionado tanto con Smalltalks, no puedo dejar pasar el video sobre Lively Kernel:

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGw09RZjQf8]

Stephane Ducasse

Since September 2007, He is research director at INRIA Lille leading the RMoD Team. He was the leader of the RECAST Project. He was co-responsible of the version 3.9 of Squeak the open-source Smalltalk developed by the team of A. Kay (Turing award 2003). He is the president of ESUG. He is developing Moose an open-source reengineering platform. He is co-responsible of Pharo an open-source Smalltalk.

Read more

 

Alex Warth

Alessandro Warth is a computer scientist at the Viewpoints Research Institute, where he is working on the "Steps Toward the Reinvention of Programming" project. His current research interests include tools for rapid language prototyping, and improving the modularity of dynamic languages.

Pueden visitar la página del bueno de Alessandro y seguirlo en Twitter como @alexwarth.

Tim Mackinnon

Tim has been programming with objects for 15 years, however it was when he heard Kent Beck describe Extreme Programming at OOPSLA 98 and again at OT99 that he found a process that balances quality, delivery and happiness. Tim was a member of the team that created UML Modeler for VisualAge Smalltalk, he has also worked at Dashboards Software where he pioneered their use of Extreme Programming. He then built up the XP team at Connextra and was responsible for techniques such as Mock Objects and Heartbeat retrospectives. He is now a senior developer at ThoughtWorks where he is mentoring teams on XP and Retrospectives.

No escribe mucho, pero puede leer su blog Pintside Thoughts.

James Foster

As a junior-high student in 1971, James discovered the local university’s computer lab and learned Basic, Fortran, and assembly. After trying other careers (commercial aviation and law), he returned to computer programming and was introduced to OOP on the Macintosh in the 1980s. Since then James has worked on large systems (primarily in healthcare) and introduced agile practices to the teams he has lead. James Foster is on the Smalltalk Engineering Team at GemStone Systems, Inc. and is an evangelist for the Seaside web framework.

Pueden seguir su blog Programming Gems (on Gem Stone) James’s comments on programming GemStone/S, Seaside and Smalltalk.

Y por supuesto, gran parte de los smalltalkers de Argentina (algunos esparcidos por el mundo, otros trabajando en empresas locales, otros en emprendimientos personales) asistirán al evento. Hace dos años escribí sobre la actividad de desarrollo y empresas: Creando con Smalltalk en Argentina.

Más información sobre el evento en Smalltalks 2009 Squeak News

Para los interesados en la actividad Smalltalk en español, y en especial en Argentina, ver:

Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (Sitio soportado por plataforma GLASS (Gemstone/Linux/Apache/Squeak/Seaside)).
Club Smalltalk (vean ahí la participación argentina en la ESUG 2009)

y participen de la lista:

http://groups.google.com/group/clubsmalltalk

Mi colección de enlaces:

http://delicious.com/ajlopez/smalltalk
http://delicious.com/ajlopez/squeak
http://delicious.com/ajlopez/seaside

Me hubiera gustado participar (por ejemplo, presentando lo que estoy haciendo como máquina virtual en .NET, o revivir algo de lo que hice tratando de emular a Piumarta), pero en estos días estoy bastante concentrado, en muchos cursos, poca programación, luchando con el “Efecto Coto” (si ni siquiera tendré Semana Sabática este semestre… snif… :-).

(Nota adicional: el por qué de tantos enlaces en cada post mío ;-)

Nos leemos!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

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One Response to Smalltalks 2009 en Buenos Aires

  1. Igual quizás te de el tiempo para darte una vueltita por ahí.

    Saludos y gracias por difundir la actividad Smalltalkera.

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