[Pharo-users] Smalltalk Programming Competition

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 10:55:16 EDT 2018

This is a proof of concept video. With full funding, I shall produce a
version without Powtoon branding and in HD (720p) format. It's for marketing
the competition:


SergeStinckwich wrote
> 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
> 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:
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290746744/eelo-a-mobile-os-and-web-services-in-the-public-in
> Ok, the subject is completely different and maybe his topic is sensible
> for
> 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
> half-page
> statement.
> Best,
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:23 AM horrido <

> horrido.hobbies@

> > wrote:
>> I'm disappointed in the response. Only two contributors of $100 each.
>> This
>> is
>> extremely tepid.
>> There must be thousands of Smalltalkers around the world. How to reach
>> out
>> to them? It can't be that hard to fund this contest. I mean, there are
>> many
>> 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
>> would
>> 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
> "Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for
> machines to execute."http://www.doesnotunderstand.org/

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