[Pharo-dev] Congratulation Doru Tudor Gîrba!

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Thu Apr 10 10:57:48 EDT 2014

Dear colleges and friends,

It is a great pleasure for me to send this email.
A couple of days ago AITO officially announced that the junior prize of the AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize Winners is given to Doru, Tudor Gîrba. The award will be given at the ECOOP conference, this year, in Uppsala, Sweden. AITO is the non-profit organization who is behind ECOOP.

The prestigious Dahl-Nygaard award is given to "individuals that have made significant technical contributions to the field of Object-Orientation”. ECOOP is the high-caliber European conference on object-orientation. The European version of OOPSLA.

I have known Doru for year, when we were doing our PhD in Bern under the supervision of Stéphane Ducasse and Oscar Nierstrasz. Doru’s work and ideas have had a great impact on the Pharo and Smalltalk community. 

Doru is member of the Pharo board. Doru authored Glamour, GTToolKit and many more applications. Doru is not only a great researcher, a great engineer or a great speaker. He is also a great leader. Doru is the main architect of the Moose effort, and a great coordinator in the Moose and Pharo communities. Doru authored Humane Assessment, "the method for making software engineering decisions".

Doru’s work has had a great impact on my personal work. Roassal is an extension of the ideas first presented in Mondrian, which was first authored by Doru and his student around 2005. Without Doru, Moose would not be as it is now. 

Doru, we are happy to have you with us! This international recognition will drag up all of us.


Big big clap!
Alexandre Bergel  http://www.bergel.eu

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