[Pharo-users] Smalltalk Programming Competition

Travis Ayres trayres at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 12:40:55 EDT 2018

You worked without pay? ...why?

On Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 8:53 AM horrido <horrido.hobbies at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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,
> --
> Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html
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