Thursday, 23 February 2012

February Meeting: Talks and Workshop on Introducing Smalltalk


The next UK Smalltalk User Group meeting is on this coming Monday, 30th January at 6.30pm at it’s usual location The Counting House.

It is going to be in two halves.

We are starting with two talks. Frank will be giving an update on the github integration work and Tim will be talking about his experiences with MVP.

The second half will be a workshop to look at ways we can better introduce Smalltalk to people that are new to the language. To help get people thinking about this challenge I would like to suggest some reading:

http://ruby.learncodethehardway.org/

Then read one of the introductory chapters from Smalltalk online books at:


and bring along one of the examples from the book that explains an important thing that you think we should be getting across to newbies.

If you are too far away to attend then Tweet an example (#ukstug) and we will discuss it during the workshop. We might even share a google doc as we go along to let others know what we are discussing.

I am looking forward to an interesting evening if the discussion is anything like as interesting as last months discussion on IDEs.

If you are new to Smalltalk or have tried it recently then please come and share your experiences good or bad. Newcomers are always most welcome, whatever your experience or interest in Smalltalk.