[northwestengland.pm] Re: [GeekUp] North West England Perl Mongers

Ian Norton i.d.norton at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 13:22:42 GMT 2008

Hi Tim,

> Well aspiring Mongers are welcome with us if you still want to join in :)

The more the merrier!  Bring your friends, welcome!  I don't consider
myself to be an expert, but I'm hoping that through this PM, that
might get a little closer for all those who want to go in that

>> You might be interested in posting your announcement to:
>> Manchester Linux Users Group
>> Preston Linux Users Group
>> Liverpool Linux Users Group
>> Manchester Free Software Group
>> Python Northwest User Group
>> Ruby Northwest User Group
>> PHP Northwest
>> .NET Usergroup Manchester/Liverpool (?)
>> Drupal Usergroup Northwest
> That's a good list - I am now looking at Ian (who self-volunteered for the
> task of mailing other groups and prodding him regarding the above list)

Thanks for the list, I'll start working my way through it.

Welcome to those people who've joined us after the posts to the
Manchester BCS list and also to GeekUp!  If you're not feeling too
nervous, do that first post thing and introduce yourself!  Our numbers
are small, yet perfectly formed ;-)

>> Also, I help organise DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth
>> North West, one of whose aims is to get more young people into more
>> specialised technology groups).
> That's cool. What age-ranges do you support. perhaps there is a chance we
> could organise an earlier time at a convenient location and grab a few Perl
> people to present. As Mongers we would be looking at finding Students who
> would like to consider using Perl as then we could perhaps point them at
> proposals for GSoC etc.

That does indeed sound like an excellent plan.


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