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JRMPC, or The James Robertson Memorial Programming Competition, is a national contest open to Canadian high school students. It was completed on March 6, 2020 and the awards ceremony was scheduled for April 18.

Here is the awards ceremony video for JRMPC 2020:

I hope you enjoyed it. This video represents the culmination of eighteen months of hard work on the competition. It also nicely caps off a five-year advocacy campaign for the Smalltalk programming language.

Here are close-ups of the trophy awards…

First Prize:

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Second Prize:

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Third Prize:

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Presentation Box:

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For more details about the competition, read “JRMPC 2020 Award Winners.”

A note about the JRMPC operational website, teams.jrmpc.ca. It was created using the Teapot web framework and Pharo, a modern derivative of Smalltalk released in 2008. Teapot is a lightweight framework for those situations where the full industrial strength of Seaside is not required. Teapot and Seaside, as well as PharoJS (which transpiles to JavaScript), make Pharo totally web-ready for the twenty-first century.

I would like to thank the following people profusely for their contributions to JRMPC and this video:

  • Vance Kershner, CEO of LabWare, who fully funded this competition.

Smalltalk is a true marvel of the software engineering world. It is renowned for its simplicity, scalability, productivity, and versatility. Smalltalk has been used for practically everything, from teaching programming to young people all the way up to massively complex software systems that are highly scalable and maintainable. For this reason, Smalltalk is a favourite in the enterprise market.

It is my wish that the JRMPC competition will inspire you to try Smalltalk programming. Discover the wonders of one of the greatest programming languages in history.

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