[Seaside] Call For Participants: Smalltalk Superpowers (Their Uses for Good or Evil)

Travis Griggs travisgriggs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 22:45:39 UTC 2008


We're looking for your story! OOPSLA 2008 will feature the "Smalltalk  
Superpowers (Their Uses for Good or Evil)" workshop, on Monday October  
20, 2008. It's a workshop where we tell stories. Stories about the  
programming superpowers that we've seen peers wield (in any dynamic  
language, not just Smalltalk), or have wielded ourselves. By  
"superpowers", we mean those features that give the programmer  
abilities beyond those of normal object-oriented programming. Examples  
in Smalltalk include #become:, #changeClassTo:, #doesNotUnderstand:,  

We want to catalog and discuss uses of these superpowers, and whether  
their use ended up being the hero of the day, or the villain of the  
year. We invite you to come and join us! You're free to just come and  
listen, but to make our little story hour worthwhile, we need a good  
number of stories, so please consider submitting and sharing. You  
don't need to be a superpower user yourself, your story may have been  
from the viewpoint of the innocent bystander, rather than the doer.

So jump to the link at the top of this email, and find out how to  
submit your story. We look forward to hearing from you. And to seeing  
you at OOPSLA.

Travis Griggs
"Every institution finally perishes by an excess of its own first  
principle." - Lord Acton

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