Biography for Ricardo Moran

Briefly about me

I'm a 22 year old student from Argentina.

About my study

I'm studying Information Systems Engineering and I'll get my diploma (hopefully) next year.

My interests

I'm very interested in programming, of course (I built my life around that area). But I'm also interested in education. I love the idea of using computers (or technology in general) to enhance the educational process. I believe technology can be used in various ways, good or bad, and using it to improve education is the best use I can think of.

I'm also interested in lots of other stuff not related with computers. I'm a music enthusiast (I'm a very lousy musician, though). I'm very interested in performing arts, especially theatre, so I'm studying acting as a hobby. I like playing chess, writing short stories, playing videogames, and so on.

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far

I’ve used in my work (and in my free time) other programming languages such as C, C++, VB/C# .Net, Python, Objective-C, Javascript and Scheme. However, my knowledge of those languages is very limited compared with my knowledge of Smalltalk.

My Smalltalk experiences so far

My experiences with Smalltalk began almost three years ago. I started using Squeak and I later learned to enjoy programming in Etoys. I have tried other Smalltalk versions (such as Dolphin and VisualWorks) but I haven't worked in any of them.

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?

I love Smalltalk for a lot of reasons, but I believe the most important one is that I like the Smalltalk philosophy of complete openness. In other words, I like to feel I have the power. Smalltalk makes it easy for me to experiment with crazy ideas and, more importantly, it turns programming into a really fun activity.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the finished project?

Of course :)

Updated: 9.4.2010