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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October 23, 2019

Smalltaks 2019 event at Neuquen

We invite you to join us at Smalltalks 2019 in Neuquén, for the 13th free conference on Smalltalk based technologies, research and industry applications. If you want to Register you can follow the link or you can contribute to this amazing event of FAST
Workshops are also planned at the same site on November 11 and 12.

Smalltalks 2019 Social Dinner at Neuquen

This year the social dinner will be held on November 14th, at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Neuquén. Just like last year, the organization has arranged a cocktail-party event where you can mingle with all your favorite smalltalkers.
You can also reserve using Paypal from the conference website.
For any special arrangements, vegan menu, or any related questions please contact the organization at

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.