LEADING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO PROMOTE SMALLTALK
Newly Established Smalltalk Industry Council Includes Core Members
Cincom, GemStone, IBM and Knowledge Systems Corporation
New Council Sponsors Smalltalk Solutions 2003 Convention and Trade Show
Cary, North Carolina, March 26, 2003 - To raise awareness and increase the demand for Smalltalk as the programming language of choice for application development, the Smalltalk Industry Council (STIC) today announced that it has reorganized. The new Council's core members include Cincom, GemStone, IBM and Knowledge Systems Corporation. Allen B. Davis, chief executive officer for Knowledge Systems Corporation, has been named executive director.
"Smalltalk is by far the best programming language available for Web and enterprise development," said Allen B. Davis, Executive Director, Smalltalk Industry Council. "Smalltalk is a mature technology and well supported. Since it is underutilized, STIC's mission will be to raise awareness of Smalltalk, which provides a simpler syntax, much higher productivity and easier maintainability than other languages. It is the logical next choice for software developers as well as for businesses interested in reducing their total cost of ownership for software systems."
STIC's first large initiative is the organization and sponsorship of Smalltalk Solutions 2003, the premier forum for Smalltalk users, developers and enthusiasts. Taking place July 14-16, 2003 in Toronto, Canada, Smalltalk Solutions 2003 will feature keynote speakers Scott Ambler, senior contributing editor for Software Development magazine and member of Flashline Software Development Productivity Council, and David A. Smith, co-developer of Croquet software and creator of "The Colony," the first 3D interactive game. It will also host a number of sessions, including "Smalltalk for .NET," "Smalltalk for Eclipse" and "Recruiting Object-Oriented Programmers."
"Smalltalk Solutions 2003 will bring together hundreds of buyers and sellers of Smalltalk products and services, while updating the industry on the latest in Smalltalk technologies," added Davis.
For more information on STIC, please visit www.stic.org. To exhibit at Smalltalk Solutions 2003 or for more information, please visit www.smalltalksolutions.com.
About the Smalltalk Industry Council
The Smalltalk Industry Council (STIC) is a nonprofit trade association whose goal is to promote awareness and increase demand for Smalltalk. STIC was reorganized in 2003 by Cincom, GemStone, IBM and Knowledge Systems Corporation, creating a cohesive Smalltalk community where information, technical issues, new ideas and concerns are openly discussed to benefit businesses as well as the software industry. STIC's membership consists of users, service providers and vendors of Smalltalk tools, components, databases and services. For more information on STIC, please visit www.stic.org.
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