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Published on Aug 20, 2014
Title Part1: Pharo Status Speaker: Marcus Denker Title part2: ￼Why do *you* need a strong open-source Smalltalk! Speaker: Stephane Ducasse Wed, August 20, 11:00am – 11:45am
Abstract: In this talk we will present the advances and new features in Pharo 3.0. We will present the current work on Pharo 4.0 and beyond. We will also present our new work around the Pharo consortium.
Bio: Stephane is directeur de recherche at Inria. He is scientific deputee of the Inria Lille Nord Europe lab where he leads the RMoD (http://rmod.lille.inria.fr) team. He is expert in two domains: object-oriented language design and reengineering. He worked on traits, composable groups of methods, and this work got some impact. Traits have been introduced in AmbiantTalk, and Squeak/Pharo, Perl, PHP and under a variant into Scala, Fortress of SUN Microsystems. He is one of the developer of Pharo http://www.pharo.org/ a new dynamic language used in industry and academia. He is also expert on software quality, program understanding, program visualizations, reengineering and metamodeling. He is one of the developer of Moose, an open-source software analysis platform http://www.moosetechnology.org/. He is working with http://www.synectique.eu/ a company building dedicated tools for advanced software analysis.
Bio: Marcus Denker is a permanent researcher (CR1, with tenure) at INRIA Lille - Nord Europe. Before, he was a postdoc at the PLEIAD lab/DCC University of Chile and the Software Composition Group, University of Bern. His research focuses on reflection and meta-programming for dynamic languages. He is an active participant in the Squeak and Pharo open source communities for many years. Marcus Denker received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bern/Switzerland in 2008 and a Dipl.-Inform. (MSc) from the University of Karlsruhe/Germany in 2004. He is a member of ACM, GI, and IEEE and a board-member of ESUG.