[Pharo-users] Smalltalk Programming Competition

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 11:52:45 EDT 2018


I hear what you're saying. Here's my rationale...

#1. As far as I know, I'm the only person on the planet who has worked
full-time and without pay as a programming language advocate for nearly four
years. Did I mention full-time and without pay? So I think you can trust me
to deliver, come hell or high water.

#2. For the past four years, I've shown my marketing skills in promoting
Smalltalk. If you believe I've done a good job, then you can trust me to
convince schools and the media to stand behind the competition. If you don't
believe, then ignore me; I cannot convince you otherwise.

#3. It is not my style to plan everything in advance and in detail. I do
things by the seat of my pants, relying on my organizational skills,
communication skills, and intuition. (That's how I develop software, too.) I
can picture the whole competition in my mind and I trust my vision. I'm
asking others to trust it, as well. If they don't, then this whole thing
dies with me.

In the final analysis, all I can do is my very best. I am who I am. If you
don't believe in me, that's okay.


SergeStinckwich wrote
> 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,





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