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Speaker: Jerry Kott
Mon, August 18, 11:30am – 12:00pm
Video Part1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmQXVnB9BO4
Video Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqB5WjaRb30
Abstract: Jerry Kott of Cincom Systems will demonstrate building a web application that can be accessed live by the workshop participants. The application will be created using AppeX, Cincom’s new web development framework.
The workshop will include a live demo showing key features of AppeX with live examples.
Bio: Jerry Kott has been a senior software engineer with Cincom Systems since 2008 and is currently working on the Cincom® VisualWorks® HTTP server named “SiouX” as well as “AppeX”—a new Web application development framework built on top of the SiouX server. Both are components of the Cincom Smalltalk™ Foundation.
Prior to joining Cincom, Jerry worked as a Smalltalk consultant in a variety of industries including finance, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing and entertainment. Throughout his career, Jerry has used most of the Smalltalk dialects. He first met Smalltalk/V in his native Czechoslovakia in 1988 while writing his masters theses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University of Prague. The political upheaval of 1988/1989 led Jerry to leave Czechoslovakia, and after a year in Austria, his family settled in Canada. While working as a programmer analyst at the Toronto Dominion Bank, he was reintroduced to Smalltalk in 1993—this time with the intent of staying with it for good. Jerry’s recollection of his falling in love with Smalltalk can be summed up like this:
Day one: This is weird, no source code file?
Day two: This is interesting; I can inspect live objects and send messages to them!
Day three: This is great! I never want to use any other language!
When not programming in Smalltalk, Jerry is involved in making independent films as a Cinematographer. He also occasionally dabbles as an associate producer and assistant director. He received a cinematography award for the lighting and lensing of Jackhammer—a slapstick comedy from the world of male adult entertainment (it’s not what most people think). The film was produced locally in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and featured a host of international talent including Jamie Kennedy, Rob Wells and Pamela Anderson. The film was recently screened at the Cinerockom International Film Festival in Cannes, France.