[northwestengland.pm] North West England Perl Mongers - Technical meeting 25th February *TONIGHT*

Ian Norton i.d.norton at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 10:35:12 GMT 2009

* This meeting is free and open to all.
** Please forward this email to colleagues or friends who may be interested **

Wednesday, 25th February 2009 at 19:00.
Venue: Infolab C74, Lancaster University

Perl 5 is alive!
20 minutes - Matt Trout, Shadowcat Systems
    A short introduction to the new Perl5 including DBIx:Class
    and the new Perl5 Non profit for advocacy!

The Enlightened Perl Organisation.
10 minutes - Mark Keating, The Enlightened Perl Organisation.

    Enlightened Perl is an organization which is built around a
    movement within the Perl community. Its goals are complementary
    to the Perl Foundation. Specifically, we support certain Perl
    development efforts that ensure perl's future as an
    enterprise-grade development platform.

Google Summer Of Code.
10 minutes - Mark Keating, Shadowcat Systems.
    Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers
    student developers stipends to write code for various open source
    software projects.  The North West England Perl Mongers group
    plan to support and assist with applications to Perl projects
    for GSOC 2009.

A whistle stop tour of modern Perl libraries.
20 minutes - Matt Trout, Shadowcat Systems.
    Introducing Moose the Perl 6 object model, Catalyst an MVC web
    framework and Reaction.

The meeting will begin with some brief introductions at 19:00.

After the meeting we'll hopefully be moving to a near by bar for a
beer or two where there will be chance to meet and discuss Perl with
members of NWE.pm and the talk presenters.

The program is about an hour long, but we expect we'll run on until
about 20:15 depending on time between presentations and any questions
and answers.

This is an opportunity to attend technical conference level talks not
only locally but also at no charge! Some or all of the talks on the
program have already featured at the annual London Perl Workshop in
November 2008 and the PostgreSQL Conference, West US in October 2008.

Someone will meet people at the front doors of Infolab up until about
18:55, but University Security will be locking up at around 19:00.
Give 07870 594102 a call  if you find yourself lost or locked out!

The North West England Perl Mongers group meets once a month on the
last Wednesday for alternating social and technical events.  See our
website at http://northwestengland.pm.org/ for details of past and
future meetings or join our mailing list at

Regards, Ian.

Ian Norton
Mail & Systems Support
University of Lancaster

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