I read this announcement at Cincom and something inside said to me, that this is somehow strange.
On the one side you can say, that this is a general conference and it is good to have presentations about other topics. We have to face with other technolgies every day – so it’s ok.
On the other hand it’s a conference about Smalltalk, featuring the strenght of Smalltalk and its various implementations – and one of the keynotes is about a different programming language !?
I think about an Oracle-oriented conference and how it would be, if – as a keynote – the wonderful, new world of CouchDB or the new features of DB2 are presented. Nobody would even think about it.
As I said … somehow strange …