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Pier Sprint, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Isaac & Delta Lloyd Online Innovations

Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM (CEST)

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The Pier CMS is one of the few (or possibly only) completely object-oriented content management systems that we know of. This brings amazing power and simplicity. That is, if you grasp the concepts of it. Because it is different from other CMS's, it takes some time to get to know Pier.  While understanding Pier might be simple for a long-time Smalltalker, it takes some more time for other possible user groups: designers and Smalltalk-newbies.

The initiative of this Pier sprint is based partly on a discussion on the ESUG mailing list on Smalltalk killer-apps, and partly on experience by Isaac and Delta Lloyd Online Innovations (see also this thread).

Thus, this sprint is aimed at improving the first-time user experience of Pier. Pier will always be a 'programmer's CMS'. It would however be nice if it's power wouldn't be hidden behind a hard-to-grasp interface. By improving the interface and the user experience, it will be easier to convince marketeers and designers to give it a shot, and to convince potential Smalltalk developers that cool stuff can be made with it.

The sprint will be based on user stories; everyone can contribute to them. We've given it a first shot at User Stories. Please feel free to add to them! And when joining the sprint, please take the time to read them beforehand.

And when new to Pier and joining the sprint, you can get a pretty good feel of the issues by trying Pier. Installing could be either by using the Pier one-click-installer or by Loading Pier into a virgin Pharo image.


The Pier Sprint in Eindhoven is organized by Isaac and Delta Lloyd Online Innovations.

The venue is kindly provided by Isaac (directions). Lunches and diner (Saturday Evening) are provided by QNH.


Click here for direct flights.


Holiday Inn Eindhoven
(opposite central station of Eindhoven, on the side of the bus station)

Crown Inn Hotel Eindhoven
(located at the ‘Markt’, a few minutes walk from central station)

Eden Crown Hotel Eindhoven
(located at ‘Vestdijk’, a five minute walk from central station)

Art Hotel Eindhoven
(located opposite ‘Media Markt’, a five minute walk from central station)

Sandton Eindhoven City Centre
(located at Stratumsedijk, a fifteen minute walk from central station)

More information about the Pier Sprint Eindhoven 2011 can be found at here.

Have questions about Pier Sprint, Eindhoven, The Netherlands? Contact Isaac & Delta Lloyd Online Innovations
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ISAAC (Building Obelisk)
Marconilaan 16
5621 AA Eindhoven

Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM (CEST)

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