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Speaker: Arden Thomas
Tue, August 19, 11:00am – 11:15am
Abstract: This presentation will discuss the game of 2048; how it is played, as well as design, implementation and playing strategies.
This project was created to serve as a fun introduction to Smalltalk for those new to Smalltalk, while presenting challenges to experienced Smalltalk developers. The idea to challenge developers resulted in the Cincom 2048 contest. The winners of the contest will be announced at ESUG.
Bio: Arden Thomas started using Smalltalk in 1986, when he was researching and exploring better ways to do software development. He found it! Smalltalk and object-oriented were such a profoundly improved approach to software development, that he made a full commitment to using Smalltalk. Arden used Smalltalk in his post-graduate work thesis and projects. Arden has worked with Smalltalk for IBM, Parcplace Systems, ParcPlace-Digitalk, ObjectShare, and a hedge fund in a number of capacities including; developer, trainer, architect, consultant, and sales SE. Arden is currently the Cincom Smalltlalk product manager managing Cincom’s ObjectStudio and VisualWorks products.
Arden has a blog titled "Less is More" which is an interesting principle, as well as a reference to an attractive design philosophy of Smalltalk.
When not working with Cincom Smalltalk, Arden can be found doing cycling, crossfit, coaching soccer, officiating at swim meets, or attending events involving his children.