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Opening by Gabriela Arévalo

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Smalltalks 2017 Opening

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Opening by Gabriela Arévalo

  1. 1. Where? La Plata (city of diagonals)  Founded by Dardo Rocha in 19 November 1882  Pedro Benoit designed a city layout based on a rationalist conception of urban centers.  The city has the shape of a square with a central park and two main diagonal avenues, north to south and east to west  Small blocks of six by six blocks in length.  For every six blocks, there is a small park or square.  It is also called "la ciudad de los tilos" (city of linden trees)
  2. 2. Mission Promote the use of Smalltalk in all areas regarding education, scientific research and professional development, connecting Argentina and the region with the international Smalltalk community.
  3. 3. Since 2007, FAST has organized . . .
  4. 4. and then . . .
  5. 5. In March, FAST “Chaos” Office
  6. 6. In fact, we were more Where will Smalltalks 2017 conference take place?
  7. 7. • An emblematic university where Smalltalk was spread to the rest of Argentina • One of the first university teaching Object-Oriented Programming with Smalltalk (Gustavo Rossi and Máximo Prieto) • Introductory Object-Oriented Programming and Master courses are given with Smalltalk • Because I have friends here . . . I enjoy working with them 
  8. 8. Platinum Sponsors
  9. 9. Gold Sponsors
  10. 10. Silver Sponsors
  11. 11. All individual donations
  12. 12. Collaboration • Facundo Gelatti • Alfonsina Torres • Alejandra de Bonis • Mercap people • Alejandro Fernández • Alejandra Garrido • Julián Grigera • Palantir Web Design Team
  13. 13. Co-located Events  Monday, November 6th  Building Web Applications with Smalltalk (Workshop in Spanish) Juan Escalada, Julián Fischetti, Alvaro Piorno, Inés Sosa Universidad Nacional de La Plata  Introduction to Gemstone (Tutorial in English) James Foster (Gemtalk Systems)  VA Smalltalk (Workshop in English)  Seth Berman (Instantiations)
  14. 14. Co-located Events Tuesday, November 7th SugarLoaf PLoP 2017 organized by Alejandra Garrido and Federico Balaguer
  15. 15. Keynote Speakers
  16. 16. International Speakers
  17. 17. National Speakers
  18. 18. The schedule is original  2 Keynotes  2 Long Talks (1 hour each)  27 Regular Talks (30 min each)  And . . . As Hernán says “OOP and Smalltalk are not dead”, we will be so original that our first two talks are related to Functional Programming
  19. 19. Social Event  Thursday 9, 21:30  Address: 17 y 49 (or 17 Nr. 845)
  20. 20. Social Event: Trip to Tigre
  21. 21. Conference’s Language
  22. 22. Practical Issues Regular Talks: 30 minutes !! Twitter: #Smalltalks2017 Wi-Fi: XXX Password: Coffee Breaks: Just crossing the room door Lunch: 2 hours T-Shirts Restrooms: close to the lift
  23. 23. What is your motivation ?  I joined FAST eight years ago  My motivation was just to collaborate with the Smalltalk community from Argentina  How?  Inviting Stéphane Ducasse, some of my european colleagues (and friends) such as Luc Fabresse, Tudor Girba, Mircea Lungu, among others, and this year my first professor in Europe, Theo D’Hondt  Motivating students to participate and meet people as I learned
  24. 24. Thanks FAST!
  25. 25. Now it is time for you . . .  Look for your motivation in the Smalltalk Community in Argentina  Help with ideas and some time with FAST  and . . . Enjoy the conference!!!

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