Biography for Guillermo Polito

Briefly about me

I'm an argentinian System Engineer currently doing a Phd between Ecole des Mines de Douai and University of Lille.  I've been using Smalltalk for the last 5 years, for teaching purposes and developing some stuff.  I participate in the pharo project.

About my study

I'm a System Engineer graduated in UTN-FRBA from Buenos Aires Argentina, currently doing a Phd between Ecole des Mines de Douai and University of Lille, in France.

My interests

I'm interested in software evolution, tool building, a little in software usability.

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far

I've worked in the software industry for four years in Argentina, developing custom applications in several technologies like Java-including some android and blackberry-, .net, php, python doing desktop, web, backend and mobile applications.

My Smalltalk experiences so far

I've used Smalltalk for 5 years to teach OOP in UTN-FRBA as a teacher assistant.  In there, we are using a TOOL called LOOP we do in pharo to support teaching, and which won the 3rd price in the Innovation Technology Awards in the ESUG conference last year.

Two years ago I got involved into the pharo project, fixing some bugs, doing some little manteinance and reviving the Keymappings project, aimed to give the environment a common way to declare keyboard shortcuts for it's GUI.

Last year me and Santiago Bragagnolo participated in the Esug Summer of Talk for the DBXTalk project, developing some new tools to work on relational databases in Pharo(

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?

Smalltalk is a beautiful language, that let's you do things you can't in other environments. But it lacks of work and tools so corporate people takes it into account.  I want to help a little bit on enhancing the smalltalk environment and tools.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?

I think the former questions answered it already :).

Updated: 4.4.2012