Zürich Smalltalk Meetup, Nov. 8, 2016?

It’s been almost a year since the Zürich Smalltalk users met. What a pity. So I’d like to get the ball rolling to gather interested Smalltalkers to meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

If you are interested, drop me a note or mail and I’ll keep everybody updated on the exact time and place.

Where to meet? What to do? Why come? How to help?

The place we met over the last few years was a nice restaurant/bar, so having dinner together and chatting was interesting, fun and informative. But we never actually got to the point where we could exchange ideas, nobody pulled out their laptop to do some pair programming or debugging on some interesting issue. I’d love this to happen. Just imagine you have some beer (or Schorle or green tea) with a bunch of Smalltalkers and suddenly you find out somebody has the same problem in (Glorp/Seaside/you name it) and you just start tackling it together. And after a 40 minute session you just present the problem and your solution to us. Sounds like lots of fun, doesn’t it?

Last year we discussed whether we could meet at a place where people can give short demos of their current work or show some cool tool they found or whatever, rather than just sit together at a table and chat all night. Unfortunately, so far nobody came up with a suggestion. Dimitris suggested trying to find a hacker space and see if we can meet there. There are several hacker spaces in Zürich, so if you not only would like to meet other Smalltalkers, but also are in contact with somebody at a hacker space, let’s talk and see if we can arrange somtehing. If the date in November doesn’t fit, let’s talk anyways, I’d love to get the ball rolling.

A hacker space is not only a great place to meet the community, it is also a place to get in touch with people who aren’t yet part of it. Open (minded)ness is part of the concept of hacker spaces, so we might even have the chance to make new friends…

If you happen to work for a company that might host us in some meeting room or you know a nice restaurant where we can use a side-room for our meeting, sound off in the comments or drop me a mail.