[Pharo-users] Smalltalk Programming Competition
horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 10:24:10 EDT 2018
One small correction: it's CA$30,000, not US$30,000. Given the exchange rate,
it's actually considerably LESS money!
> hi Horrido,
> I would like to thank you for your effort to organize this competition.
> But for the amount you are asking (30K USD), I don't expect that much
> people to participate if you don't give them
> more feedback and information on your project. You have too look how
> successful crowdfunding campaigns are working.
> Recently, one of my friend Gael Duval organize a crowd campaign to fund a
> new mobile OS that is privacy-enable and ask 25K Euros (less than you, but
> receive 95K Euros at the end) and put a lot of energy and info during
> several months too convince people:
> Ok, the subject is completely different and maybe his topic is sensible
> a lot of people but the concerns are the same. At the end, you need to
> convince people to give you money.
> What is your budget ? what kind of competition you will organize ? how you
> will convince schools/university to participate ?
> How you will reward people for their participation ?
> Sorry to say, people will not give money just because you wrote a
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:23 AM horrido <
> > wrote:
>> I'm disappointed in the response. Only two contributors of $100 each.
>> extremely tepid.
>> There must be thousands of Smalltalkers around the world. How to reach
>> to them? It can't be that hard to fund this contest. I mean, there are
>> stupid causes on GoFundMe that have raised tens of thousands of dollars!
>> This Smalltalk programming competition is anything but stupid.
>> If only 1500 Smalltalkers each contributed a paltry $20, the contest
>> be fully funded. It would only take 300 contributors of $100 each.
>> The question is: How much do we care about the future of Smalltalk?
>> Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html
> Serge Stinckwich
> UMI UMMISCO 209 (SU/IRD/UY1)
> "Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for
> machines to execute."http://www.doesnotunderstand.org/
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