Monday, September 08, 2014

Smalltalks 2014 invitation

1. Invitation.

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST, http://www.fast.org.ar) invites you to the 8th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies (Smalltalks), to be held from November 5th through November 7th at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Córdoba, located in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. Everyone, including teachers, students, researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, are welcome as speakers or attendees.

This year, we are extremely happy to announce Allen and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock will attend the conference. Allen was instrumental in developing Digitalk's Visual Smalltalk, as well as a leader in modular Smalltalk design. Rebecca created the field of Responsibility Driven Design, which spawned a variety of modern disciplines such as TDD and BDD. Their presence is just a preview of an oustanding presentation program you cannot afford to miss.

2. Registration.

Registration is free and now open at

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014.

Please make sure to register early to receive the conference's shirt, as well as to help us plan the conference's social events.

We are accepting donations from participants to help fund the conference's costs. Please see the Donate section at FAST's website,

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014/donate.

Contributions are greatly appreciated, and can be received both in pesos for local attendees, as well as via Paypal for those coming from abroad. Please note that donors, including those that have already sent us their contribution (thank you!), will receive a set of thank you gifts as well as the conference's shirt. For those of you that need a receipt, we can provide those on site.

3. Sponsors.

In addition our generous attendee donation contributors, we would like to thank our sponsors. We would not be able to organize the conference without their help.

Platinum sponsors:
+ Caesar Systems
+ ESUG
+ GemTalk Systems
+ Instantiations

Silver sponsors:
+ InfOil

Bronze sponsors:
+ 10 Pines
+ Arduino Software
+ Mercap
+ Precision System Design
+ Smallworks

Moreover, this year our official airline carrier is Aerolineas Argentinas. To book plane tickets with Aerolineas Argentinas, please go to

http://www.aerolineas.com.ar/Congresos

and select Smalltalks 2014 from the list of events (available soon).

4. Call for participation.

Talk proposal submission for the Industry Track is now open at our website:

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014/technical-session

If you need special arrangements (e.g. because you would like to hold a workshop session), please indicate so in the abstract. The Industry Track's submission deadline is October 13th.

Abstract submitters: please send us a photo and a short bio by answering to this email.

5. Related events.

For more information about related events, such as a Pharo Sprint or talks and presentations around the dates of the conference, please visit

http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014/events

In particular, we like to invite to you Squeakfest 2014, to be held at the same conference site on from November 3rd through November 4th. This companion event highlights Squeak and Etoys used in the context of education. To register, please go to the SqueakFest page under the related events for Smalltalks 2014.

We will update related event information as we get closer to the conference, so please check for updates.

For any additional questions please reply to this email.

See you in Córdoba!

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