[Seaside] elections

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at USMedRec.com
Thu Mar 8 13:01:28 UTC 2007

Hi Ramiro,


Very good questions, I really do not know how big the community is.
Squeak-dev has about 1500 members and it looks like a large number of those
do not receive mail.  I can imagine that a number of people that use squeak
say 9/10 are not involved enough to want to be subscribed to squeak-dev.  So
a guess is that there are around 10 thousand squeakers.  I was happy to see
that our percentage was higher, but only about 1% then last year.  I have to
wonder how many people that signed up on squeakPeople have dropped out of
the community and if the 1% increase was just new members.


Anyway I'm doing my part on weeklysqueak.wordpress.com to bring in new
people.  We are getting 300-700 hits a day!  With all the developments like
Croquet, Sophie, OLPC, Scratch . we should be entering a new phase that will
revitalize the community.  


Happy Squeaking!


Ron Teitelbaum

Squeak News Team Member

Squeak Elections Team Member



From: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org
[mailto:seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Ramiro Diaz
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 7:36 AM
To: Ron at usmedrec.com; Seaside - general discussion
Subject: [Seaside] elections


I'm happy we had elections with such a fine group of candidates running.
Heck, I know it is certainly not the same, but I was never able to say the
same about any election process here in Argentina :)
What I'm not happy about is the size of the community, we had only 182
votes!  It's unbelievable insignificant...  I am a bit sad about it. 
Does anybody have an estimation of how large the is the Squeak community,
besides the "voting" community ?
I know that with the OLPC project, in 10 years we will have miiiiiilions of
young guys and gals who know how to code in Smalltalk, and then.... we'll
take over the world ;) 

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