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Technical Meeting for May 2012
Posted by Barbie on 17/05/2012

This month we have several talks on offer, including one from a guest speaker. We'll be featuring a selection of topics covering RabbitMQ, Jenkins and Command Line Application building. Hopefully something there to interest everyone.

As always, all are welcome, and we'll be meeting in the Sack Of Potatoes from about 6pm, then mving onto the Birmingham Aston Science Park for a 7.30pm start with the talks.

Hope to see you there.


Technical Meeting Update
Posted by Barbie on 22/11/2011

This month, in fact this Wednesday, we have another set of talks for the technical meeting. Both Colin and JJ have offered to present some short talks for us, and I hope we'll have time to review a video from a YAPC or Perl Workshop talk too. If you in or around Birmingham, feel free to come along and join us. All our meetings are free, and all are welcome.

From now we'll be retuyrning to a bi-monthly technical meeting schedule, with meetings being either talk/video presentations or a hackathon. We'll let you know in advance which is which. If you would like to present a talk next year, please get in touch and we'll see what we can schedule.


Our 11th Birthday Meeting
Posted by Barbie on 14/09/2011

This year Birmingham Perl Mongers are celebrating their eleventh year. If you're in or near Birmingham tonight, we will be at The Dragon Inn on Hurst Street (near the Arcardian, Glee Club and Hippodrome Theatre) from about 6pm. Please come along and help us raise a glass to everyone who has been a part of our little corner of Perl.


Birmingham.pm 10th Birthday
Posted by Barbie on 09/09/2010

On the 8th September 2010, Birmingham Perl Mongers celebrated their 10th birthday. While there are several other groups around the world who have been in existence longer, I think we are the second longest (uninterrupted) running group in the UK.

Mike Bissett (who was our special guest last month, when he paid us a visit while on holiday, as he now lives in Australia) and I started Birmingham Perl Mongers on our return from OSCON in 2000. We sent off the necessary forms and got ourselves setup on the perl.org servers during August, launched a website, and had our first official meeting in the Hogshead on Newhall Street, on Wednesday 13th September 2000.

Since those early days our numbers have grown, we've been involved with several different projects, hosted a YAPC and a QA Hackathon, held many technical meetings with numerous special guests and generally had a great time.

For our Birthday, JJ and his wife Penny, baked us a cake, decorated appropriately. Photos from last night are now online.

Here's to the next 10 years.


Speakers Wanted
Posted by Barbie on 15/03/2010

Have you got something interesting to say, a new project to promote, or have just learnt a new way of doing things with some cool modules? Birmingham Perl Mongers are looking for willing speakers to come along and present some interesting talks to us.

While our main focus is most definitely Perl, we do feature other languages and technologies from time to time, so please don't be afraid to offer a talk, just because it doesn't feature Perl. However, if it does feature perl so much the better :)

Our technical meetings are slightly different this year, as we're now featuring technical presentations every 2 months (i.e. March, May, July, September, November), with the intervening months covering a hands-on technical workshop where we can hack each others code, teach 1-to-1, or help improve a particular CPAN module.

So if you have a talk you could present, please get in touch and we'll add you to the itinery.


News in Brief
 

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The Social moves to Selly Park - The August Social Meeting will be held at The Selly ... more
Technical Discussion for April - Due to the holiday season, and general lack of plann ... more
Security Talk for Feb Tech Meet - Mike Kemp will once again being presenting another ... more
Celebrating our 10th Birthday - This month the Birmingham.pm Social Meeting is someth ... more
May 2010 Technical Meeting - Once agan we welcome Richard Wallman along to our May 20 ... more
Our Technical Meetings in 2010 - Organising the technical meetings this year has prov ... more
November Tech Meeting^W^WEmergency Social - For various reasons no technical speakers ... more
Rescheduled October Dates - Please note that the social and technical meeting dates i ... more
Happy 9th Birthday - This Wednesday (9th September 2009) at our regular Social Meetin ... more
Brum.pm at YAPC::Europe - As per usual, Birmingham.pm will be inattendance at YAPC::E ... more
QA Hackathon Reviews - After several months of planning, the 2009 QA Hackathon finall ... more
Javascript at the March Tech Meet - For the March Technical Meeting, Birmingham Perl ... more
TPF & GSoC 2009 Needs You! - Once again the time has come around for the Google S ... more
YAPC Surveys Online - Since YAPC::Europe in 2006, when Birmingham hosted the annual e ... more
Feb Tech Talks Uploaded - The presentations given by Brian and Barbie at February' ... more
QA Hackathon - As some may be aware Birmingham Perl Mongers are organising the 2009 Q ... more
We're Also On Facebook - Foillowing up on the last news item, I should also mention t ... more
We're LinkedIn - For those familiar with the professional networking site, Linked ... more
New Inn for October - As we may be venturing to The New Inn in Harborne for our Chris ... more
Membership Fee Changes - Following an motion passed at the AGM in January, as of Octo ... more
Venue Change for Tech Meet - Unfortunately it seems all our regular haunts for techni ... more
October Guest Visit - In response to our frequent visits to MiltonKeynes.pm this year ... more
August Technical Meeting - Cancelled - Unfortunately our technical meeting is again s ... more
Special Emergency Social - As Jörg Plate is in town this week, we have invited h ... more
QA Hackathon in Birmingham - After a successful QA Hackathon in Oslo earlier this yea ... more
New Planets Found! - Okay, they weren't exactly found, and they're not astrol ... more
Preliminary Schedule for YAPC::Europe - The preliminary schedule has now been release ... more
YAPC::Europe 2008 - Next week Barbie will be attending YAPC::NA in Chicago. However, ... more
New UK Perl Group - With apologies to Bath & Bristol Perl Mongers, I have been me ... more
Summer Social Venues - This week Birmingham Perl Mongers had their regular monthly so ... more
Tour Photos Update - I've been rather lax at getting all the photos sorted from t ... more
More BWT dates - The Birmingham Perl Mongers 2008 World Tour continues on. This week ... more
UKUUG 2008 Spring Conference Photos - The UKUUG Spring Conference is now over. Thanks ... more
Mapping Birmingham - For those that might not have heard, there is a growing group of ... more
UKUUG Spring 2008 Conference - The UKUUG Spring 2008 Conference will be held at the B ... more
Monotone and Perl/GTk - The next Birmingham.pm technical meeting is to feature a gues ... more
LUGRadio Live Dates - Dates for LUGRadio Live 2008 (original UK version) have been an ... more
The 2008 BWT Begins - Once again Birmingham Perl Mongers are embarking on a World Tou ... more
The 2008 UKUUG Conference - From Monday 31st March to Wednesday 2nd April, the annual ... more
2008 Birmingham Perl Mongers World Tour - Following our successful trips over the las ... more
Christmas Bash Photos - Last night was the Birmingham.pm December Social. This year w ... more
Lights Out In London - After a great weekend at the London Perl Workshop, last week J ... more
London Perl Workshop Photos - This weekend several members of Birmingham.pm headed to ... more
London Perl Workshop 2007 - It's that time of the year, when the announcement for ... more
Night Of The Regex - Tonight the Birmingham Perl Mongers present 'A Night Of Regu ... more
Domain Expiring - As of tomorrow the birmingham2006.com domain will expire. While now ... more
Vienna Photos - Birmingham Perl Mongers attended YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna in force ... more
Birthday Bash - We celebrated Birmingham.pm's 7th Birthday last night. We were al ... more
YAPC::Europe::2007 - The Aftermath - Well YAPC::Europe::2007 went down extremely well ... more
World Tour - Second Leg - Due to holidays and conferences we decided to split the 200 ... more
The Perl Survey - Take part in the 2007 Perl Survey!The Perl Survey is an attempt to ... more
New Book Monitor - Due to being busy with other things, I haven't been able to ke ... more
JJ on perl.com - An article JJ has written entitled 'Option and Configuration Pro ... more
LRL 2007 Photos - This weekend was LUGRadio Live. Several members from Birmingham.pm ... more
Steve's Place - The next Birmingham.pm Social Meeting will be a slightly special occa ... more
Server Move - If you're a frequent visitor to any of the Birmingham Perl Monger s ... more
BWT - Wolves LUG - 06/06/2007 - Birmingham.pm World Tour 2007 - Wolves LUG - 6th June ... more
Apologies - Sorry to those turned up last night and couldn't find the venue. Unfo ... more
Change of Venue - Due to two major european football matches this Wednesday, we were ... more
Website Upgrade - I've been meaning to upgrade the website for some time. The pre ... more
LUGRadio Live 2007 Schedule - For those in the UK, or close enough that you might be ... more
BWT - Malvern LUG - 01/05/2007 - Birmingham.pm World Tour 2007 - Malvern LUG - 1st Ma ... more
BWT - Wolves LUG Date - Another date has been added to the Birmingham.pm World Tour. ... more
New Calendar - Zeth Green and David Goodwin took it upon themselves to create a Googl ... more
BWT - B'ham LUG - 19/04/2007 - Birmingham.pm World Tour 2007 - Birmingham LUG - 19th ... more
BWT - Malvern Date Announced - The guys at Malvern LUG have invited us to come along ... more
BWT - MK.pm - 02/04/2007 - Birmingham.pm World Tour 2007 - MiltonKeynes.pm - 2nd Apri ... more
Tech Meet Venue Change Tonight - Due to a cockup on my part, the band room at O'N ... more
YAPC::Europe::2007 Blog - The guys over at Vienna.pm have set up a blog to let everyo ... more
BWT - GloucsLUG - 20/03/2007 - Birmingham.pm World Tour 2007 - Gloucestershire LUG - ... more
Created In Birmingham - JJ recently forwarded me a link to a new site, Created In Bir ... more
YAPC::Europe::2007 - Date Change - Due to circumstances beyond their control, the org ... more
2007 Birmingham.pm World Tour - Throughout 2007, Birmingham Perl Mongers plan to vent ... more
Social Venue & Date Change - In case anyone had been reading the website and thou ... more
The AGM - As Birmingham Perl Mongers are a not-for-profit limited company, we now hav ... more
A Bumper Photo Bundle - Following a quick clean up of photos on my hard disk for the ... more
Technical Talks - After a brief call for speakers and talks last month, we've bee ... more
Thoughts For Xmas - Our Xmas social is only two months away and we should really be t ... more
The Birthday Bash - It's our Birthday Bash! Birmingham Perl Mongers will be 6 thi ... more
The Calm Before The Storm - The Wednesday before the conference was to be a technical ... more
YAPC::Europe - Staff Wanted - The 7th YAPC::Europe conference preparations are well u ... more
World Tour of UK Perl Mongers - Over the last 7 months, Birmingham Perl Mongers have ... more
May Tech Meet Cancelled - Unfortunately I've come down with Chickenpox and seeing ... more
YE2006 - Attendance Fees - The latest Backstage Pass bulletin for the 2006 YAPC::Euro ... more
YE2006 - Lightning Talks - The latest bulletin for the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Confere ... more
Apress eBook Bundle - Apress have recently let me know about a Perl Bundle of their e ... more
YE2006 - Website & Wiki - Welcome to the sixth bulletin for the 2006 YAPC::Europe ... more
YE2006 - Accommodation - Hello, and welcome to the fifth bulletin about the YAPC::Eur ... more
Planning Meeting - For the next few months our planning meetings will happen alongsid ... more
YE2006 - The Venue - YAPC::Europe::2006 30th August - 1st September 2006 Birmingham, ... more
Server Back Online - For those wondering where we disappeared to last week, unfortuna ... more
YE2006 - Call for Papers - YAPC::Europe::2006 30th August - 1st September 2006 Birmi ... more
April Social Cancelled - For anyone who was intending coming along to the Old Joint S ... more
World Tour of UK Perl Mongers - Due to a bout of chickenpox, the last couple of dates ... more
YE2006 - The Dates - Hello, and welcome to our long anticipated second official bulle ... more
2006 mini-LinuxBierWanderung - The LinuxBierWanderung (Linux Beer Hike) has been goin ... more
World Tour of UK Perl Mongers - Birmingham Perl Mongers are planning to visit several ... more
Our Website Relaunch - Clear Your Cache!To start the new year off in style, Birmingha ... more
Birmingham OpenGuide - Following a lengthy absence, The Birmingham OpenGuide Team are ... more
CPAN Testers Statistics - The CPAN testing statistics have been updated again. 214534 ... more
December Social - Following vigorous last minute voting, I can announce that the winn ... more
CPAN Testers Statistics Updated - For my "Project: yacsmoke2 for YAPC::Europe::2 ... more
LUGRadio - Season 3 - Our friends over at WolveLUG have now launched the first episod ... more
Talks Wanted - Do you have a talk regarding Perl, Linux, Open Source or any subject t ... more
YAPC::Europe::2006 - Yea, us! We won the bid to host the YAPC::Europe Perl Conference ... more
Brum & YAPC::NA Photos - The latest updates for the photo pages, consisting of th ... more
Big Photo Album Update - More photos have been added to the album. First off I've fin ... more
Code Review Meeting - As I will be taking a back seat for the next couple of months, ... more
YAPC::Europe::2005 - The host for next year's YAPC::Europe Perl conference was announ ... more
Special Social for Mike - Mike Bissett, co-founder of Birmingham.pm, will be returnin ... more
Next Social - Brum goes to Wolves - On Wednesday 14th June, the Wolves LUG and Birmin ... more
SBLUG takes on Perl - On Thursday 15th July, the South Birmingham LUG are holding a & ... more
Technical Meeting - 30th June - For our next tech meet, 30th June, we have guest spea ... more
Brum 2006 Planning Meeting - In July 2003, Steve enthused more than he previously had ... more
New Photos - Now armed with a digital camera, I can put up the meeting photos a bit q ... more
AFFS Conference - I have been very lax in finishing the report I was going to post. I ... more
The Flyer - With much appreciation to Chris Marsh, we now have an official flyer/post ... more
Talks Wanted - Do you have a talk regarding Perl, Linux, OpenSource or any subject th ... more
Agents & Recruiters - Everyone in IT has their own story about agents and recruit ... more
May 2004 Social Night Out - The next Birmingham.pm social meeting, on Wednesday 12th ... more
Birmingham OpenGuides - Some may have noticed that the link to Birmingham OpenGuides ... more
OSCON 2004 - Open source has never just been about code. It's been about building com ... more
Talks Wanted - I'm looking for speakers for the next technical meeting on April 28th ... more
Last Nights Tech Meet - Last night's technical meeting was very well attended. Thanks ... more
New Photos - Even more photos from last year have been put online. The first lot are ... more
YAPC::Europe::2004 website live - This year's YAPC::Europe Conference is to be held i ... more
The Movie (update) - If you haven't heard already, Birmingham.pm are currently planni ... more
Sponsorship - We have 3 venues we can suitably use for small technical meetings. The ... more