[squeak-dev] Re: [GS/SS Beta] ESUG selected as GSoC 2010 mentoring organization!!!!

Carla F. Griggio carla.griggio at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 15:22:48 UTC 2010

This is great!
I read that Google also prioritized organizations that had not participated
before, in order to give them more visibility to the whole programmers
community. So this is a *big *opportunity gain popularity :)


On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Mariano Martinez Peck <
marianopeck at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Smalltalkers!
> Maybe you are not aware of what our selection to this year GSoC really
> means for the Smalltalk community. And I wasn't aware completely until few
> hours. Just to give you an example, even such big organizations like Ruby or
> PHP where not selected. From this viewpoint  you can see what we have
> achieved.
> Some people said and still says that Smalltalk is old and that it is dead.
> Ok, we have been selected by the major Informatics and Software company all
> over the world.
> The point is that ESUG and the Smalltalk community was selected because of
> the seriousness mixed with passion of all the application, project and
> ideas. We have an incredible high quality list of ideas and mentors.
> We have a unique opportunity to show the rest of the world why we love
> Smalltalk, why it is much better than other alternatives, etc. So, we invite
> all of you to make this happens.
> Thanks to everybody for all the congratulations and nice words!!!
> Your GSoC admins
> esug.gsoc.adm2010 at gmail.com
> http://gsoc2010.esug.org
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:33 PM, Mariano Martinez Peck <
> marianopeck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We are incredibly proud to announce that ESUG was selected for the GSoC
>> 2010. We have a long list of wonderful projects, mentors and a cool website.
>> We want to thank you to all the people who help us publishing project
>> ideas, giving feedback on the submit text or the English, etc.
>> For the moment, we don't know the slots (amount of projects) that we will
>> receive.
>> Don't worry. We will contact you again very soon to let you know the
>> following steps.
>> Now, prepare yourself. We have to show the rest of the world why we love
>> Smalltalk so much :)
>> Thank you very much.
>> The very happy GSoC admin team
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