Biography for Nouri Hamza

Briefly about me

My name is Hamza Nouri,23 years old. I'm from Gabes,Tunisia.
I suppose that i'm an enthusiastic, hard working and self motivated Person.
I began coding from the age of 8 with my first PC and won a national coding constest at the age of 10.
Since that, i just love coding and resolving algorithmic issues.  

About my study

I'm in my second year of computer science engineering at Esprit,Tunis,Tunisia. I'm also Candidate for “Informatique et mathématiques Appliqués à la finance et aux assurances” (I.M.A.F.A) – a one year specialized postgraduate degree in computer science and mathematics applied  to finance and insurances at Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire Polytech’ Nice‐Sophia/France.

My interests

Coding, humanitarian interventions, Finance, Music and optimisation problems.

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far

Regarding my technical skills, i have an experience in c/c++, java ,php,mysql and HTML5. i've done some projects using these languages that you can find in my personnal blog (
I'm working right now on my end of year project that i named YouInvest(A portfolio management tool) developped with J2EE,Jpa,Swing , Primefaces,Jboss 7.1, JAX-WS webservices. for that project, i've implemented a code that extract datas from the BVMT(the tunisian stock market website - and save it in YouInvest database so that users can deal with real values of the market(assets). I've used macros to convert excel datasheets into the correspond  way and the save them in the database ...

My Smalltalk experiences so far

Sincerely, I have no prior experience with Smaltalk, but i'm learning with the Pharo by Example book.I think i'll learn regularily until the 17th of june.

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?

First of all, i'm interested in Open Source development, and i found this a good opportunity and a chance to begin coding for the good wealth of the international community.

Secondly,  because it's a purely object oriented language (which i found amazing) and its simple and have powerful syntax and the concept of image is important,too.

I think that Smalltalk have all the potential to reach the java reputation and to become a well-known OOP language and i hope to be a part of it.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?

I'll certainly do, and i hope that i'll have the opportunity to teach it in my university(because in Tunisia, we do not have many developers who work with Smalltalk)


Hamza nouri
best regards.

Updated: 26.4.2013