[Pharo-users] I am David Allouche, let me introduce myself.

stepharo stepharo at free.fr
Mon Jan 11 10:42:42 EST 2016

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Le 10/1/16 22:37, David Allouche a écrit :
> Hello folks.
> Some people have already seen me on Twitter and Slack, but I believe 
> there might be some people on the mailing list that did not see those 
> conversations.
> As I have done on Slack, I am writing this introduction so people have 
> an idea where I come from and what is my business with Pharo.
> I am a professional programmer. My current job is tech on a small 
> company I run with two associates (by the way, we are hiring a good 
> Python web dev with a passion for good code). The product is a SaaS 
> web application for recruiters. They call that an Application Tracking 
> System, it is a workflow, communication and archival system for job 
> applications and candidates.
> I started programming 25 years ago with HyperCard, and since I have at 
> least played with Pascal, C, Prograph, asm68k, HP-48 (RPL, Saturn 
> asm), Java, bash, C++, LaTeX, XSLT, Delphi, Scheme, elisp, JavaScript.
> I have contributed to GNU TeXmacs where I made important contributinos 
> during about 2 years, as I completed by training as an software 
> engineer, and worked at CNRS in Rennes. Then I got involved in GNU 
> Arch (wrote a Python driver), Bazaar (bzr scm) where I worked with the 
> founding team at Canonical while working on the version control aspect 
> of launchpad.net <http://launchpad.net>. After that, I had mostly no 
> contribution to free software, working on financial modeling at a bank 
> and then on my current business. I made a presentation on SQLAlchemy 
> at PyCon.fr <http://pycon.fr> 2015.
> I am a fan Design Patterns (GoF) and the Refactoring book. My mentor 
> at Canonical (Robert Collins) is heavily influenced by Smalltalk and 
> championed XP there. I always had strong interests in software systems 
> design, programming language design, typography, and user interface 
> design. I feel strongly for the concept of software craftsmanship.
> My current job is nice, good pay, lots of independence ; after 6 years 
> working on the same project, I need some fresh intellectual 
> stimulation. And I was recently impressed by the presentation "Nothing 
> is Something", by Sandi Metz, who is heavily influenced by Smalltalk.
> http://confreaks.tv/videos/bathruby2015-nothing-is-something
> So, I here I came, bumbling my way around the system, looking for 
> intellectual stimulation, and for a way to make a positive contribution.
> I was very impressed by the nice welcome I have received. And I see 
> there is lots of useful work to do here.
> So that's where I come from when you see me chipping in the 
> conversation here.
> Regards.

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