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Re: [Smalltalk-vn] Re: Scratch Day !!!



2011/5/12 Duong "Yang" ヤン Ha Nguyen <[email protected]>:
> On Tue, 10 May 2011, Serge Stinckwich wrote:
>
>> Nobody interested to organize a Scratch Day in Vietnam ?
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Serge Stinckwich
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Scratch is open-source and written in Squeak Smalltalk. A version of
>> > Scratch is available on XO OLPC.
>> >
>> > Maybe we could try to organize something in Ha Noi ?
>> > Several alternatives are possible for a Scratch Day:
>> > - invite educators to discover Scratch
>> > - presentation of local scratch projects
>> > - informal gathering of Scratchers.
>> >
>> > Any Scratchers (or wanabee scratchers) in Ha Noi ? Viet Nam ?
>> >
>> > We some friends, we are working on porting Scratch to a more modern
>> > version of Squeak, called Pharo (because we don't like green
>> > interfaces and we want to open Scratch to code contributions from
>> > people who are working on using Scratch with external devices like
>> > arduino).
>> > We already have some portion of the software working.
>> > So i'm willing to do wild Scratch coding sessions :-)
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > --
>> > Serge Stinckwich
>> > UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
>> > Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk
>> > http://doesnotunderstand.org/
>> >
>>
>
> Dear Serge,
>
> Oh, I couldn't believe I have missed your email!!!  I support the idea
> af a Scratch day in Hanoi.  This is a good chance for promote
> Smalltalk Squeak/Pharo.  Also, it's a great chance for me to get my
> hands dirty with Smalltalk again.  I haven't used Smalltalk for a
> while.

Maybe i send too much emails :-)

> What's your proposed activities for a Scratch day in Hanoi?  What
> about PR & Communication?  How should we do some promotion on events
> like Coding Dojo, Hackfest, etc.?

I have no clear picture at the moment. Maybe we could do some Scratch
demo to attract people (kids, educators, developers, ...)
to this platform, but i lacking connections with the education
community in Vietnam.

We already start to work on a port of Scratch to Pharo 1.2 with some
friends: http://code.google.com/p/scat/
As Scratch Day is the same day of CodingDojo (saturday May 21st), this
could be the opportunity to do a super-codingdojo in order to refactor
the code with tests
with the help of the mikado method: http://mikadomethod.wordpress.com/

Regards,
-- 
Serge Stinckwich
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk
http://doesnotunderstand.org/