[Pharo-project] New Smalltalk-Research group

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 16:14:09 EST 2010


Hi folks.

We were discussing about this in the Pharo mailing list but the idea is for
all Smalltalkers. I am not sure if this will work, but it is worth to try it
as I don't have anything to loose.

We were thinking to have a place, an environment and hopefully a community,
where we can freely discuss about Smalltalk papers or OO in general. All
smalltalkers of all flavors can join, discuss, tell their experiences and
thoughts, share and learn.

The main purpose about that list is:

- be able to FREELY discuss about papers about Smalltalk or OO in general. I
say freely because maybe someone gives an opinion of a paper that the person
who wrote it is also in this place. We are all professional and I think we
can discuss with respect.
- LEARN.

Other uses:
- Don't reinvent the wheel. Maybe I wanted to do something and I read that
XXX person did YYY. So, I can look at it.
- Be aware of what other people is doing, working, writing and learning.
- Have different opinions of a certain topic / paper.
- A little step to join all the Smalltalk community in one place. We can
meet people, join forces, etc.
- Help in the preparation, ANN, collaborate, etc in Workshops, conferences,
and so on.
- Ask for help on review. Several times someone has several papers to review
for a certain conference. This can be a place to ask for that help.
- Publish papers that were rejected from someone. How many times some papers
where rejected but do you still read it and find it useful ?
- Educate people and being educated.
- Share latex template, commands, or tricks related to smalltalk code for
example.
- Discuss about research in general.
- Ask for a certain topic. Suppose I want to start to work in XXX topic, I
can ask to see if someone knows related papers or work.
- others

In two words: DISCUSS AND LEARN.

FAQ:

1) Which is the address?
http://groups.google.com/group/smalltalk-research

2) Do I need to be "Researcher" to join ?
Not necessary. You may just be interested.

3) Is there a Nabble interface?
Yes: http://n4.nabble.com/Smalltalk-Research-f1473466.html

Now, please what I would appreciate is if you can help me to you distribute
(I am not in Gemstone, Cincom or GNU for example) this ANN. It would be cool
to create a community.  I know there are a lot of Smalltalk researchers that
doesn't have time to follow the active smalltalks lists. If you can send
private mails to them would be fantastic!

Thank you very much.

Mariano
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