Smalltalk Events


May 16 Wed
Vancouver Smalltalk Developer Group Meeting @ Waves Coffee
10:00 PM – Thursday @ 12:00 AM

The Vancouver Smalltalk Developer Group, which was founded on March 31, 2012, will be conducting its very first meeting on May 16.  The meeting will be a friendly opportunity to share a cup of coffee with fellow attendees, and decide on the type of format to adopt for future meetings, including venues, topics, etc.  Seasoned Smalltalk developer or just curious, join us for some Smalltalk fun (non-smalltalkers are welcome too)!

Jun 2 Sat
International Conference on Software Engineering @ Kongresshaus
Jun 2 – June 10, 2012 all-day

Sustainable Software for a Sustainable World

The world’s demand for software has become so huge that it can only be satisfied by building sustainable software. Conversely, a sustainable world needs more software than ever. Providing this software entails major challenges and opportunities for software engineering research and practice. Let’s rise to this challenge!

ICSE, the International Conference on Software Engineering, is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and issues in the field of software engineering.

We welcome you to come to ICSE 2012 in Zurich, a venue in the heart of Europe which is both beautiful and easily reachable from everywhere in the world. Make ICSE 2012 a highlight of your year by experiencing an exciting conference and by exploring the thrill of landscape, culture, shopping, and life in Zurich.

Jul 7 Sat
Georg Heeg eK Silver Anniversary Celebration @ Georg Heeg eK Dortmundund Köthen
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We’re happy to report that Georg Heeg’s company, Georg Heeg eK, will be celebrating its 25-year anniversary on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

Friends and colleagues are invited to join company employees at a celebration that’s sporting the motto, “Actually what does the company Heeg do?” The celebration will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the company’s headquarters at Wallstr. 22 inKöthen,Germany.

The festivities will begin with a devotion led by Reverend Armin Kensbock and will be followed by welcome addresses by Köthen mayor, Kurt-Jürgen Zander; member of the Landtag, Brigitte Take; and retired minister, Dr. Werner Sobetzko. Other speakers will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

The celebration promises to be a colorful event that will allow everyone to learn more about what the company has focused on and accomplished in the past 25 years.

Those who would like to attend on July 7 but are unable to due to other events that are also taking place (for example, Saxony Anhalt day in Dessau) may attend an informal barbecue that will be held on the evening of July 6. Or, you may also attend the barbecue even if you plan to attend the celebration on Saturday … all are welcome!

Instead of presents, the company is requesting donations for the restoration of the Steinway grand piano at the Music School Johann Sebastian Bach in Cöthen. Keyboard buttons can be purchased symbolically with the price depending on the pitch―from 55€ to 150€. The String Wind Orchestra has already purchased the a1 (440 Hz). The company asks that payments be made to the account of the Association of Friends of theSchoolofMusicat the Kreissparkasse Anhalt-Bitterfeld, bank code 80053722, account number 310000807. They will also have a violin case set up at the celebration for donations.

Aug 27 Mon
20th International Smalltalk Conference (ESUG) @ Vooruit Arts Centre vzw
Aug 27 – Saturday all-day

The European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) is a non-profit users organization that supports all kinds of Smalltalk initiatives, especially free-open source ones that benefit the whole Smalltalk community.

Since 1993, the International Smalltalk Conference is organised by ESUG every year, with tutorials, workshops and demonstrations on various subjects.  The ESUG board is glad to announce that the 20th ESUG conference will be held in Ghent, Belgium.

Sep 27 Thu
Agile Cambridge – “Real-Time Collaboration Workshop”
Sep 27 – Saturday all-day
Sep 28 Fri
Agile Bodensee – “Can Real-Time Collaboration create a Natural Habitat for Software Developers?”
Sep 28 – Saturday all-day
Oct 9 Tue
Vancouver Smalltalk Developers Group Meeting @ A Thinking Ape (third floor)
10:00 PM – Wednesday @ 12:00 AM

The Vancouver Smalltalk Developers Group will meet on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Gastown at the office of gaming company, “A Thinking Ape,” which is located at 322 Water Street, Vancouver, BC. (The group will meet on the building’s third floor.)

The meeting will feature a short demo of “Voyage,” which is a document-object mapper to store Smalltalk objects in MongoDB. This library is written by Esteban Lorenzano, an Argentinian developer now working for INRIA in Lille. The group will also discuss the future of the group and determine if someone wants to organize future meetings.

If you’d like to attend, it is requested that you RSVP, and group members are hoping that you may consider joining the group—they’d love to welcome you!

We hope to see you there!

Nov 19 Mon
Agile Testing Days – “Extending Continuous Integration and TDD with Continuous Testing”
Nov 19 – Friday all-day
Jul 18 Mon
Programming Experience 2016 (PX/16) Workshop at ECOOP @ Trevi Congress Center
Jul 18 all-day
Jul 25 Mon
UK Smalltalk User Group @ Counting House Pub
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This is a social gathering for Smalltalkers to get together and talk about Smalltalk (the Programming Language!).
 
Everyone is welcome from the grizzled and experienced to the merely curious.