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BWT - GloucsLUG - 20/03/2007
Posted by on 20/03/2007 World Tour 2007 - Gloucestershire LUG - 20th March 2007

Tonight (Tuesday 20th March 2007), as the first speaking night for the Birmingham Perl Mongers World Tour, members of will be attending the technical meeting of Gloucestershire LUG, and and have the following talks scheduled:

  • Graphing with Perl [Barbie]
  • Selenium - An Introduction to Web Testing [Barbie]
  • Excel from the Command Line [JJ]
  • What Happened at FOSDEM? [Simon Lewis & Rob Shields]

Attendance is free, and will be at the MessageLabs offices (1240 Lansdowne Court, Gloucester Business Park, Gloucs, GL3 4AB). Feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested. Doors open at 6pm, with talks starting at about 7pm.


During the early part of last year Birmingham Perl Mongers took to the road to promote the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Conference, which we hosted at the end of August 2006. We took it upon ourselves to visit several Perl Monger groups around the UK. It proved extremely popular and several groups asked to come back again, and some Linux user groups asked if we could visit them too. So this year we decided to do exactly that, although we've decided to give ourselves a bit of a challenge.

In 2006 it was purely a networking exercise, to get to know other Perl and Linux users around the country. For 2007, however, we are planning a bigger Perl promotion by performing via a speaking tour, with several members of Birmingham Perl Mongers attending Perl & Linux user groups around the UK, offering to present talks at their technical meetings about different aspects of Perl.

Tour Dates

Dates so far confirmed:

Mon 12 Feb -
Tue 20 Mar - Gloucestershire LUG
Wed 28 Mar -
Mon 2 Apr -
Thu 19 Apr - Birmingham LUG
Wed 25 Apr -
Wed 23 May -

More dates to be added, with, Malvern LUG, Coventry LUG and Wolverhampton LUG to be scheduled. If there are any other groups that would like us to visit and present a few talks, please get in touch.

Check the Birmingham Perl Mongers website for more details.