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

Serge Stinckwich serge.stinckwich at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 11:37:54 EST 2016

Welcome in the community David !

Where are you located ?


On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:37 PM, David Allouche <david at allouche.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 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 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.

Serge Stinckwich
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk

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