Some guy named David Ferrell just donated CAN$6,775 to GoFundMe!!! He must be
one f*cking BIG Smalltalk/Pharo fan!
Along with GemTalk System's CAN$1,311 and a few other donors, I am more than
58% of the way to reaching my funding goal!
This is a huge vote of confidence for JRMPC and my management of it. Please
Now, I realize some of you may be thinking, "Why should I donate to a
*/Canadian/* Pharo programming competition?" But the point is, this
competition shows the world that Smalltalk has "legs." It doesn't matter
what nationality it is. Canada just happens to be a convenient lightning
rod. (Which is also why Camp Smalltalk Supreme will be held in Toronto,
Canada in 2022.)
What other "non-mainstream" programming language enjoys this kind of
attention and support? Surely not Ceylon, Clojure, Crystal, Erlang/Elixir,
F#, Haskell, Haxe, Julia, Kotlin, Lua, Nim, OCaml, and Racket. None of these
languages are used in any national programming competition.