A Smalltalk Ambassador
Moose is a Smalltalk ambassador. Actually, it could possibly be the best ambassador to persuade professional developers to look into Smalltalk.
Moose is a platform for software and data analysis and includes components like: Glamour, Mondrian or PetitParser. Moose solves a real and important problem that developers (both Smalltalkers and non-Smalltalkers) have: how to improve the productivity of the effort spent on assessment. Moose is an innovation in this domain because it enables a completely different approach through which developers craft their own tools fast (http://humane-assessment.com/). The cool thing is that they build these tools by programming Smalltalk in Pharo, and thus they get to learn the language and the platform first.
Moose also comes with exposure. For example, Moose and humane assessment will be presented this year at some large, industry-oriented conferences:
- Jazoon (http://jazoon.com/)
- GotoCon Aarhus (http://gotocon.com/aarhus-2011/)
- GotoCon Amsterdam (http://gotocon.com/amsterdam-2011/)
All in all, if you want to promote Smalltalk, you might want to look into it. And you are always welcome to contribute or follow them: