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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Smalltalk and Seaside at FISL 9.0

Randal Schwartz is in Brazil at FISL 9.0. He gave a Seaside talk...

...the biggest news is that based on the preliminary interest in Seaside because of my talk, the FISL conference organizers offered an entire room for next years conference (the full three days with 12 hours per day), as well as four or five main-track hour talks, if I could help organize the subconference details! This is quite a gift, because it will mean that we can expose the 7000 conference attendees to a variety of Smalltalk programs, without paying for rooms or badging or promotion. The conference asked if I could get some corporate sponsors on board, and I immediately fired off email to James at Cincom and Monty at GemStone, and thank goodness they read email on Saturday, because they offered their support quickly. Of course, we have many details to work out, but everyone agrees that we will move forward!
Brazil has been fairly active with Smalltalk over the years. And Randal is a great evangelist for Smalltalk and Seaside. Having talked with him a couple of times recently at Portland-area groups for Smalltalk and open source development, he comes across as an intelligent, enthusiastic evangelist for whatever he's interested in.

He's going to do wonders for Smalltalk and Seaside, just watch.

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