The final event on Tuesday will be the Smalltalk Panel:
Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend and participate. Members from each of the STIC Board Member organizations will be available to talk to new members and those interested in find out more about STIC. The meeting will be moderated by Bob Nemec, the Executive Director of STIC.
Panel members are: Monty Williams from GemStone, Suzanne Fortman from Cincom, Ed Klimas from Instantiations and David Buck, an independent consultant.
A panel discussion on the issues of marketing Smalltalk to the decision makers, typically non-technical management that needs to balance the costs and benefits of selecting any development tool. Most Smalltalk advocacy material talks about the technical benefits: how you can build complex applications with less effort if everything is an object. But how do we prove this? How do convince a typically risk-averse manager that using a niche language like Smalltalk can provide competitive advantages that out-weigh the risks
See you in Toronto!
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