[FOSDEM] Call for Participation in the Smalltalk Devroom at FOSDEM2014

Stephan Eggermont stephan at stack.nl
Tue Oct 29 10:43:09 CET 2013

Call for Participation in the Smalltalk Devroom at FOSDEM 2014. 
http://www.fosdem.org, please forward

" A devroom for the Pharo, Squeak, Amber, GST, Etoilé, Seaside, 
Moose Smalltalk projects & Newspeak as derived language. 
Smalltalk environments offer a very high development productivity, 
unmatched by their successors. Come do some pair programming 
with us and experience yourself the advantages of a real OO 

The meetup will take place Saturday, February 1, 2014, 
from 9AM until 5PM, building AW. This room has 72 seats, 
a VGA video projector and wireless internet. 
More information will be available later.

If there are volunteers to record video content, the FOSDEM
organization kindly offered to provide needed equipment & instructions.  
Please let me know if you would be willing to spend some 
time pointing a camera at a speaker.

Proposals on content and format are welcome. 

People interested in running a session should send me an
email at 
 stephan ( @ ) stack ( dot ) nl
with 'FOSDEM2014’ in the subject and the following information:

- Their name
- The project they are associated with
- A short bio, to be put on the website along with their speaker name
- (optionally) a picture of themselves
- The title of their session (which will go on the website and in the booklet)
- A abstract describing the session in further detail.
- The desired length of the session.
- The desired time slot in which they want to hold the session.

I will send out updates on a regular basis to the lists and anyone 
stating his interest.

Suggested values for the duration are 55min, 25min, 6m40 (Pecha Kucha). 
The desired time slot is meant to help you prevent conflicts with other dev
rooms in which you might have a talk or your travel arrangements.

There are alternative, non smalltalk-specific tracks available: 
lightning talk and the main track

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 23:00 GMT+1.  

Devroom related URLs:

First proposal already arrived:
Stefan Marr proposed:
I could give a presentation on SOM (Simple Object Machine) Smalltalk.

I would especially go into detail of the Truffle-based and the RPython (PyPy) based implementations to show modern ways of language implementations with the goal of achieving high performance.

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