[Cuis-dev] UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting - Wednesday 28th July 2021

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Fri Jul 16 09:39:08 PDT 2021

On 7/16/2021 7:14 AM, Giovanni Corriga via Cuis-dev wrote:
> The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, 
> July 30th.
> Russell Allen will talk to us about Self ( https://selflanguage.org/ 
> ). Dating back to the late 1980s, Self is a prototype based 
> programming language and environment in the broader Smalltalk family. 
> Although Self has always been a niche research system, its influence 
> can still be seen in areas as diverse as the fast VMs of Java and 
> Javascript, in the prototype semantics of Javascript, and in the 
> Morphic user interface used by Squeak, Pharo and Cuis.
> Russell Allen ( https://twitter.com/russell_allen_ ) has a background 
> in law and computers and first came across Self in the late 1990s. 
> Around 2008 he helped get Self running on Linux x86, set up the Self 
> website and GitHub account, and for the last decade or so he has been 
> helping keep Self as a project alive.
> In this talk, Russell will demonstrate Self as a running system, 
> including the object semantics, language, and the multi-user Morphic 
> development environment. He’ll talk about the current status of the 
> project and the challenges it faces for the future.
> Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online 
> meeting from home. Please note that the meeting will start later than 
> usual, to accommodate the speaker who will connect from Australia.
> If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's 
> Meetup page ( https://www.meetup.com/UKSTUG/events/cbklbrycckblc/ ) to 
> receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!

Thanks Giovanni! I'll be there.


Juan Vuletich

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