Biography for Alejandro Infante

Briefly about me

Hello, my name is Alejandro and I'm from Chile. I'm an undergraduate student from Chile, but I'm really amazed about the cool stuff that it's possible to do with some lines of code and some effort.

I love programming and thinking how a software could help to solve a problem from my day a day living. 

About my study

I'm a fourth year student in Computer Engineering at Universidad de Chile.

My interests

Besides all the stuff related with Computer Engineering, I like cooking and reading about Physics, I love to learn something new about how our universe works.

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far

My first programming language is Java, but I also have experience on C. A little less experience in Python, Scheme, Javascript and PHP.

Also I have worked with PostgreSQL Databases and using Latex to write my college reports.

My Smalltalk experiences so far

I have been programming in Pharo Smalltalk for 4 months and did my internship in Object Profile and develop a nice tool called ChisCommit, currently stored in Gemstone.

A link for a screencast in youtube made by me about ChisCommit:

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?

Lots of reasons, but the main reason is that it is really user friendly and pure object oriented. When you have this two thing you really learn a lot, since I started programming on Pharo, I haven't stopped learning new stuff.

Another cool thing about Pharo is that it gives you the feeling that you are building objects, when you program a class in Java you feel like "I'm writing a class", but when you do it in Pharo I feel like "I'm building it", and I think that it is really cool.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?

Of course I will, a while ago my Programming Languages professor said to me "The only programming language that it's worth to learn is the one that makes you learn something new about programming". Smalltalk has teached me lot of things and I still have a lot to learn about it.

Updated: 20.4.2013