[Seaside] Re: CNR Warehouse > Home & Education > Teaching Tools >Squeak

Sebastián Sastre ssastre at seaswork.com.ar
Sun May 21 21:42:51 UTC 2006

I agree, beside of that, working to clarify teachers will has a
multiplicative factor (wholesale of the idea). Teachers are opinion
creators. I think that is the way.



> In addition to promoting it as a educational tool, another 
> way of promoting squeak would be to offer it under the guise 
> of a website creation tool. Provide a squeak image at 
> Linspire that includes seaside and a default basic website: 
> thus promoting squeak through the usage of seaside. Perhaps 
> the image consists of tutorials on seaside basics and has an 
> already-made website (or wiki) that can be easily changed for 
> beginners. Might be popular with teachers as a starting point 
> for teaching OOP at the high school and beginning college level.
> If there were one or two dedicated and outlandish 
> personalities that had the talent of promoting seaside to an 
> audience (think Steve Jobs for apple or McNealy for Java), I 
> can see conferences popping up promoting the ins and outs of 
> website development using seaside. The conference(s) could 
> focus on creating services for the Internet, not necessarily 
> focus on smalltalk programming. Of course, the sessions would 
> be about smalltalk, but the end goal would be how to create 
> Internet services -- Internet service developers really want 
> an edge on their competition, seaside provides a new fresh approach.
> Seaside has had nothing but praise from what I've seen. Why 
> not use this energy for it's own promotion? What would come 
> along for the ride is the acceptance of smalltalk as a viable 
> development and production tool.
> brad
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