New Website!

We have a new website and a new logo for our community. Go Smalltalk!

Smalltalk was designed for Kids!

Yes! Alan Kay was trying to develop an environment to be used in the education of our kids.

Did you Know that Smalltalk was created in 70's at Xerox?

The use of the mouse, the "copy and paste", the bitblt and others technologies was firstly created in Smalltalk. Steve Jobs saw those ideas at Xerox and he developed a new language, Objective-C.

Mailing List in Spanish!

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August 6, 2017

Changing dates of Smalltalks 2017

The Smalltalks 2017 conference will be held on November 8, 9 and 10 at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, in La Plata, Argentina.
There will also be additional related activities at the same university on November 6 and 7.

Since the city is expecting a number of international shows around these dates, we strongly encourage you to start making your reservations. 
If you are unable to find room in La Plata, you can always stay at Buenos Aires and use one of the many transportation services available from there, such as taxis and buses. It is a 1 hour trip by car, slighly more by bus.

Follow FAST Foundation on Twitter at to keep up to date with news and announcements.

November 9, 2016

10th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies on Tucuman, Argentina

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST, invites you to the 10th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies (Smalltalks), to be held from November 9th through November 11th at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Tucumán, located in the city of Tucumán, Argentina. Everyone, including teachers, students, researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, are welcome as speakers or attendees.

This year, we are extremely happy to announce Ralph Johnson and Gilad Bracha in our conference.

Ralph Johnson is part of the Gang of Four that gave us the language to talk about Design Patterns in software.  He taught Smalltalk at the University of Illinois with widespread influence on the community.  His students include Don Roberts and John Brant, authors of the Refactoring Browser.

Gilad Bracha's work as a language designer and implementer spans Strongtalk and the Animorphic VM, the Java HotSpot VM, and more recently Dart at Google as well as NewSpeak.

1Registration: Registration is free and now open at

Please make sure to register early to receive the conference's shirt, as well as to help us plan the conference's social events. We are accepting donations from participants to help fund the conference's costs. Please see the Donate section at FAST's website,

Contributions are greatly appreciated, and can be received both in pesos for local attendees, as well as via Paypal for those coming from abroad. Please note that donors, including those that have already sent us their contribution (thank you!), will receive a set of thank you gifts as well as the conference's shirt. For those of you that need a receipt, we can provide those on site.

2Call for Participation.

Talk proposal submission for the Industry Track is now open at our website:

If you need special arrangements (e.g. because you would like to hold a workshop session), please indicate so in the abstract. The Industry Track's submission deadline is October 20th, 2016.

3. Related events: We will update related event informati= on as we get closer to the conference, so please check for updates.

For any additional questions please write an email to

See you in Tucumán!

Fundación Argentina de Smalltalks (FAST)

January 16, 2013

Goodbye Andreas Raab

It's sad to communicate that yesterday, Jan 15th 2013, has passed away a great contributor for the Smalltalk community, Goodbye Andreas Raab.

October 11, 2012

Pharo usage poll

Esteban Lorenzano is running a usage poll of Pharo. If you can, please help him answering it here

Smalltalks 2011, videos online of the talks

Now is available the talkings of the event Smalltalks 2011.
Here, uploaded to youtube by the FAST foundation, organizer of the conference.


ESUG 2012 Photos by Adriaan van Os

Here we can see some picture taken Adriaan van Os in the last event of ESUG 2012. 


ESUG 9th Innovation Awards

Last August 27th, we knew the award winning projects. Again, in the winners list are latinamericans projects (Argentina and Chile).
The seconds prize was to Guillermo Polito with his project called Hazelnut. The third prize was to Roassal, a chilean project of Vanessa Peña.
Congratulations to all the winners projects!


August 26, 2012

Smalltalks 2012: Call for Submission/Participation

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST, invites you to the 6th Argentine Smalltalk Conference, to be held on November 7, 8 and 9, 2012 at the Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco located in Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
Everyone, including teachers, students, researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, are welcome as speakers or attendees. Registration is free and now open at
The goal of the Conference is to strengthen the bonds between the Argentine and the international Smalltalk community through the exchange of works, experiences and anecdotes connected with this technology and related matters.
As in the previous editions, renowned members of the international Smalltalk community will visit us, and like last year we will have a Research Session with publications reviewed by an international committee.
Also, the traditional Industry Track will be available for those who prefer a more practical environment. You can submit papers or talks now through our website at
For more information about related events, such as a Pharo Sprint or related talks and presentations, please visit For any questions please contact us at

August 17, 2012

Alan Kay will give a remote keynote at the Smalltalks 2012 conference!

The news has been confirmed by the organization commitee. Alan Kay will give a remote keynote at the Smalltalks 2012 conference. 
For more information about the conference, you can visit the website at: In the same site, you can register yourself to go to the conference.
Another confirmed distinguished speakers are Stephane Ducasse and Marcus Denker. 
The conference will be held at Puerto Madryn, at the south of Argentina.

August 9, 2012

Smalltalks 2012, registration available!

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST) proudly invites you to participate in the sixth edition of one of the most exciting Smalltalk conferences around Smalltakers from every corner of the world will attend this international event. Outstanding guest personalities from the community will deliver the conference keynotes. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!
Smalltalks 2012 will feature a research track for papers, complete with published proceedings and an outstanding program commitee. As always, the conference will also feature an industry track for those preferring a more informal setting.

Smalltalks 2012 - 6th International Conference, Call for papers
November 7th - 9th, 2012

Important dates:
Submission (Hard Deadline): September 17th, 2012 (Argentinian time: UTC/GMT -3 hours).
Notification of acceptance: October 8th, 2012.
Camera Ready Submission: November 2nd, 2012.
Conference Location: Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Puerto Madryn (Argentina)

The Smalltalks series of conferences ( is a lively forum on Smalltalk-based software technologies that brings together more than 200 people from both academia and industry for a period of three days.
Past editions of Smalltalks have included many high-quality presentations from industry and research. These contributions have shown interesting applications of Smalltalk, advances in the Smalltalk language, didactic uses of Smalltalk and so on.
Similar to last year, Smalltalks 2012 will include a dedicated research track. We welcome submissions to this research track presenting original scientific contributions to, or using, Smalltalk in general.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

-Aspects, Aspect Languages and Applications.
-Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Computing and Embedded Systems.
-Compilation Technology, Optimization, Virtual Machines.
-Educational Material.
-Language Engineering, Extensions.
-Model Driven Engineering / Development.
-Meta-Modeling, Reflection and Meta-programming.
-Programming in the Large, Design, Architectures and Components.
-Programming Environments, Browsers, User Interfaces, UI Frameworks.
-Source-code analysis and manipulation (Static analysis, refactoring, type inference, metrics).
-Team Management.
-Testing, Extreme Programming / Practices.
-Web Services, Internet Applications, Event-driven Programming.
-Experience Reports.

Important dates:
Submission (Hard Deadline): September 17th, 2012 (Argentinian time: UTC/GMT -3 hours).
Notification of acceptance: October 8th, 2012.
Camera Ready Submission: November 2nd, 2012.

Papers should be written in English, in PDF-format and should not exceed 15 pages (including references and figures), using the JOT journal format.
Templates for LaTeX formats can be found at
Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair submission web site at
The accepted papers will be digitally available on the conference website. We are currently negotiating a special edition of a journal for which the best papers will get invited.
Papers submitted must not have been previously published and must not be under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must strictly adhere to submission guidelines. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Jorge Ressia (

Special Issue Publication
The best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work in a special issue of the International Journal JOT (The Journal of Object Technology),

Program Committee
- Alexandre Bergel (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
- Andy Kellens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
- Coen De Roover (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
- Damien Cassou (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, Germany)
- Gabriela Arevalo (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina)
- Gonzalo Zabala (Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Argentina)
- Hernan Wilkinson (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Jannik Laval (INRIA Lille/LABRI Bordeaux, France)
- Johan Fabry (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
- Luc Fabresse (Ecole des Mines Douai, France)
- Lukas Renggli (Google, Switzerland)
- Marcus Denker (INRIA Lille, France)
- Mircea Lungu (University of Bern, Switzerland)
- Noury Bouraqadi (Ecole des Mines Douai, France)
- Serge Stinckwich (Institut de recherche pour le developppement, France)
- Tudor Girba (Sw-eng. Software Engineering GmbH, Switzerland)

Program Chair
Jorge Ressia (Univeristy of Bern, Switzerland)