Biography for Mariano Coca

Briefly about me


I'm an enthusiast smalltalk programmer, interested in all the cool stuff surrounding smalltalk.


About my study


I'm a Systems Analyst, and hope to be a Systems Engineer at the end of the year. I've completed my studies in the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires.


My interests


Research, learn, discover, try cool things, play bass.


My non-Smalltalk experiences so far


I've been working on COBOL and SQL for two years, and for College a bit of C, PHP, Pascal, Prolog, Haskell and Assembler.


My Smalltalk experiences so far


My serious smalltalk experience begins in August, 2007 when I start working in Mercap S.R.L. with Hernán Wiklinson. I've learned a lot since then, and I'm still learning. I seriously doubt that I might stop learning some day. In Mercap we work with VASmalltalk, GemStone, and lately Seaside.

I've taken the courses of Object Oriented Programming and Advanced Object Design with Hernán Wilkinson and Maximo Prieto at the University of Buenos Aires. And I've been playing and trying new stuff in Pharo, Squeak, and VisualWorks, making small applications to make my life easier.


Why am I interested in Smalltalk?


Because it's the best programming language that I've ever used? Most expressive, self defined, transparent, without useless type restrictions, and pure in a paradigm that is, in my humble opinion, the most natural to create abstractions.


Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?


I don't even consider the other options.


Updated: 25.3.2010