[Pharo-users] Smalltalk Programming Competition

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 11:04:59 EDT 2018

The first attempt at a competition was a Kickstarter campaign. No money was
collected, because Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing affair. (In other words,
you didn't actually lose any money.)

Cincom had pledged $5,000, but because it was all-or-nothing, they wriggled
out of it. Otherwise, we could've run a downscaled competition. I've learned
from that mistake and chosen to use GoFundMe.

If necessary, I shall run a downscaled competition, assuming that I get
reasonable funding. The last thing I want to do is run a chintzy peanuts
contest; it would do absolutely nothing for Smalltalk.

Tim Mackinnon wrote
> I noticed that your gofundme update email went into my spam mail box - so
> I wasn’t aware it had gone live.
> Are you able to apply the funds from your previous campaign (The Ultimate
> Smalltalk Tutorial) to this one? As a contributor to that last one - which
> unfortunately didn’t manage to deliver like you hoped, I am a little
> hesitant… I think this is often the way, we need to feel like its
> something that has gathered enough moment to  succeed otherwise what
> happens to the money collected?
> Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of your tutorials (it reignited my
> interested a few years back) - so don’t count me out yet.
> Tim
>> On 21 Jun 2018, at 11:23, 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?
>> --
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