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Pharo Sprints 2017

We organise one Pharo “Sprint” per month were we meet to work on boring issue tracker entries together. (external visitors are welcome!)

In the past people organised local sprints at other places at the same time (e.g. Santiago/Chile).

The next dates are:

Contact us if you want to join.

Posted by admin at 31 January 2017, 4:26 pm link

[Postdoc] IDEs for BlockChain Technologies

We are looking to fill a Postdoc position.

The candidate should :

  • hold a PhD degree in Computer Science
  • be fluent in English (French is an advantage but not required)
  • have good programming skills

Experience with DSLs, IDEs, Models, compilers, code analysis... is a plus.

Topic: Higher level IDEs for BlockChain Technologies

With Ethereum, BlockChain technology moves from being an implementation technology for virtual currency to being the basis for developing new kinds of software with smart contracts. The goal of this project is to analyse and improve high-level development and analysis tools for this new kind of software.

Users like banks and insurance companies need tools that model their processes and level of confidentiality of the information shared though blockchain technology, especially on public blockchains. For this, users need a solution that provides a higher level way to model systems than solidity code or even low-level byte-code. In addition, blockchain based solutions often use multiple programming languages. Especially the later poses a risk for later software maintenance.

The goal of this Postdoc is to work on high level IDE / modelling tools for blockchain technology like Ethereum.

The plan is to

  • Analyse the current state of tools and languages in the context of blockchain technologies.
  • Analyse the current state: modelling tools and processes with a focus in decision processes both in communities and commercial use.
  • Explore how to improve the state of the art, with a focus on how tools can support users of blockchain solutions.
  • Realize prototypes for IDEs/modelling tools for Ethereum, possibly using Pharo. Directions to explore will be both related to generating and analysing solidity code as well as complete solutions for users in an industrial setting.
  • Results will be submitted to be publish in international conferences and journals.

The work is a collaboration between Inria Lille (RMOD) and Utocat SAS.

  • Duration : 2 years
  • Salary: 31 644€ brut
  • Employer: Inria
  • More information: contact marcus.denker@inria.fr

Utocat

Utocat was created in October 2014 by Clément Francomme to help merchants accepting bitcoin payments and converting it directly in euros. In 2015, Utocat joined the EuraTechnologies acceleration program and pivoted to propose Blockchainiz : the dedicated access platform for Banks and Insurance companies. Laurent Koszyczek and Alexis Mévellec partnered with Clément Francomme to improve the technical and commercial aspects.

As a Platform As A Service (PAAS), Blockchainiz accompanies projects up to the production stage. Blockchainiz connects the functional processes to the blockchain. Data is not replicated on different IT systems anymore. Blockchain is used as a common repository for every part of the process. Hence, it enables to limit the typing errors, to optimize the costs and delays while the customer experience is improved.

More information at: https://www.blockchainiz.io

Inria Lille

Inria is a research institute dedicated to promoting ‘scientific excellence in the service of technology transfer and society as a whole’. Inria employs a staff of 2700, drawn from the world’s most prestigious universities, to address the latest challenges in computer science and mathematics. The Institute operates eight Research Centres throughout France.

The Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre was founded in 2008 and employs a staff of 360, including 300 scientists working in sixteen research teams. Recognised for its outstanding contribution the socio-economic development of the Nord - Pas-de-Calais Region, the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre undertakes research in the field of computer science in collaboration with a range of academic, institutional and industrial partners.

The strategy of the Centre is to develop an internationally renowned centre of excellence with a significant impact on the City of Lille and its surrounding area. It works to achieve this by pursuing a range of ambitious research projects in such fields of computer science as the intelligence of data and adaptive software systems. Building on the synergies between research and industry, Inria is a major contributor to skills and technology transfer in the field of computer science. https://www.inria.fr/centre/lille

RMOD

The goal of RMoD is to support remodularization and development of modular object-oriented applications. We tackle this objective from two complementary perspectives: reengineering, and constructs for dynamic languages. In the context of languages, we revisit language concepts such as modules and composition; we are also working on a new generation of reflective systems. We experiment with these programming constructs using Pharo, an open source, reflective, object-oriented language. http://rmod.inria.fr

Posted by admin at 20 October 2016, 2:17 pm link

Pharo Sprints 2016

We organise one “Sprint” per month were we meet to work on boring issue tracker entries together. (external visitors are welcome!)

In the past people organised local sprints at other places at the same time (e.g. Santiago/Chile).

The next dates are: 

  • 04 November
  • 25 November
  • 16 December. Pharo Christmas Party!

Contact us if you want to join.

Posted by admin at 19 October 2016, 5:06 pm link

Pharo Engineer II

Engineer Position 1 year

INRIA RMoD and the Pharo Consortium are looking for a full-time engineer for helping with developing Pharo.

The focus of this job is "Pharo on embedded and mobile devices for the internet of things".

Embedded Pharo on ARM: The currently available class of ARM devices (BeagleBone, Raspberry PI) are a very interesting platform for Pharo. The engineer should strengthen the existing efforts to get Pharo working on these platforms.

Pharo on Android: Improve the support of Android devices. With Pharo6, we will migrate to a complete new design and implementation of UI, Windowing and graphics. The engineer will work on making these features available on Android devices.

Pharo itself: The engineer is expected to be actively involved in helping to improve the infrastructure that the Pharo community used (CI server for continues integration, interplay with issue tracking) and to actively help with day-to-day bug fixing.

We are looking for a candidate with some prior experience with Pharo

  • Knowledge in Dynamic Language
  • Experience with mobile development is a plus
  • English

Work in a research lab, but no paper writing, no teaching, no administration. In addition:

  • Centrally located (one hour from Paris, 1h20 from London, 35 min from Brussels)
  • Try a lot of good beer (our office is just 10km from the border to Belgium)
  • Program with Pharo all day!

Lille is an active city but not expensive (lot of students...), centrally located with good connections by train to everywhere (including CDG and Brussels airports).

  • Duration: 12 + 12 months
  • Starting date: Feb or March 2016
  • Salary: 2600-3200 euros brut / month, depending on experience
  • Location: Lille (no remote job possible)

More about

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Posted by admin at 12 December 2015, 6:53 am link

Pharo Engineer I

Engineer Position 1 year + 1 year

INRIA RMoD and the Pharo Consortium are looking for a full-time engineer for helping with developing Pharo and the infrastructure around it.

The focus of this job is the infrastructure that Pharo provides to external projects as well as the infrastructure we use to develop Pharo itself.

Infrastructure for external projects: Pharo is used in many contexts: an ever growing number of frameworks are contributed by the community. Pharo alreadyprovides CI infrastructure, but what is missing is the automatic check of collections of frameworks and libraries. We want to provides validated "distributions" focussing on certain tasks, for example Pharo for Web development.

Pharo and Git: Pharo has some support for using Git. The goal is to improve the support of git and other versioning systems.

Pharo itself: The engineer is expected to be actively involved in helping to improve the infrastructure that the Pharo community uses(CI server for continues integration, interplay with issue tracking) and to actively help with day-to-day bug fixing.

We are looking for a candidate with prior experience with Pharo and possibly some background in continuous integration:

  • Knowledge in Dynamic Languages
  • Continuous integration and deployment
  • English

Work in a research lab, but no paper writing, no teaching, no administration. In addition:

  • Centrally located (one hour from Paris, 1h20 from London, 35 min from Brussels)
  • Try a lot of good beer (our office is just 10km from the border to Belgium)
  • Program with Pharo all day!

Lille is an active city but not expensive (lot of students...), centrally located with good connections by train to everywhere (including CDG and Brussels airports).

  • Duration: 12 + 12 months
  • Starting date: Feb or March 2016
  • Salary: 2600-3200 euros brut / month, depending on experience
  • Location: Lille (no remote job possible)

More about

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Posted by admin at 11 December 2015, 7:16 pm link
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