[squeakland] Etoys presentation in Chile

rita at isg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de rita at isg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Sun Aug 9 12:12:02 EDT 2009

Hi all,

there will be an etoys presentation at Universidad de Chile in Santiago
next week. You can also find out about it here:


Charla:  An instrument whose Music is Ideas. Smalltalk, eToys and the Idea
of the  Children's Machine
Charlista: Marcus Denker

Fecha: 12 de agosto
Horario: 12:00 a 14:00 horas.
Sala: Auditorio DCC (Av. Blanco Encalada 2120, tercer piso)


This talk will present the history and current state of explorative
learning environments that came out of the Smalltalk tradition of
realizing a personal computer for children of all ages.

The personal computer was influenced to a large extend by the idea of
providing a tool for thinking and learning. In the first part of the talk,
I will give a short overview of the history of the computer as a personal
medium and exploration environment.

The second part I will introduce Squeak eToys and Scratch, two current
projects that stand in the tradition of the original Smalltalk project.


Marcus Denker is a postdoc at the PLEIAD lab, DCC/University of Chile.
Before, he was a postdoc at the Software Composition Group, University of
Bern. His research focuses on reflection and meta-programming for dynamic
languages. He is an active participant in the Squeak open source community
for many years. Marcus Denker received a PhD in Computer Science from the
University of Bern/Switzerland in 2008 and a Dipl.-Inform. (MSc) from the
University of Karlsruhe/Germany in 2004. Full CV at:

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