Based on this experience, I'm going to make JRMPC an annual event. This will help many deserving students go to college or university. And it will elevate Smalltalk's profile in the software industry.
Smalltalk is one of the greatest programming languages in history. It was created by Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls, and Adele Goldberg at Xerox PARC in 1972. Smalltalk has been extremely influential in the IT industry. The whole world owes Smalltalk an enormous debt of gratitude.
The funds will go towards the prizes (scholarships and trophies). The more money I can raise, the more years this competition can run. Each competition year will need about $3,000 so the funding goal of $15,000 should cover five years.
For each competition year, the prizes are:
First Prize — $1,000
Second Prize — $750
Third Prize — $500
Trophies will cost about $300.
I would like to secure funding by September so that Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada can begin preparations for the 2021 competition year. Registration for the competition begins in September, 2020. (Students will be competing in early 2021.)
Here is the trailer video for the event:
I hope I can count on your support for this very worthy cause. All of your contributions will be acknowledged at the competition website, a small token of honour and immortality.
A donation of $5,000 or more will make you a major "gold" sponsor and your name will be recognized as such every year. Corporate sponsors should provide their company logos.
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