Ron at USMedRec.com
Sat Mar 10 00:37:27 UTC 2007
That is really terrific!! Nice job, keep it up!
> From: Daryl Richter
> Though it is admittedly small comfort, I have been recently cheered by my
> success in evangelizing Scratch and Squeak and Seaside to my son's middle
> school (6th grade, 11-12 year olds) class through their "Applied Tech"
> The good news is that it is catching on like wildfire (my son is swamped
> kids wanting to teach them) and the teacher is also enthusiastic because
> kids have never been this excited before.
> Aren't you all teaching your kids Smalltalk? You should. :)
> On 3/8/07 8:01 AM, "Ron Teitelbaum" <Ron at USMedRec.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > do not receive mail. I can imagine that a number of people that use
> > say 9/10 are not involved enough to want to be subscribed to squeak-dev.
> > a guess is that there are around 10 thousand squeakers. I was happy to
> > 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
> > 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
> > Croquet, Sophie, OLPC, Scratch . we should be entering a new phase that
> > 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
> > Trepat
> > 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
> > 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
> > besides the "voting" community ?
> > I know that with the OLPC project, in 10 years we will have miiiiiilions
> > young guys and gals who know how to code in Smalltalk, and then....
> > take over the world ;)
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