Technical Meetings

The technical meetings are a monthly event, that aims to provide the Birmingham Perl community with an educational night of talks. If you wish to attend, please feel free to come along and listen in.

Talks Wanted: If you would like to do a talk, whether a 5 minute lightning talk, a 15 minutes talk or longer, please let us know and we'll add you to the schedule. If we are unable to add you to the schedule for the next meeting, we will give you priority at a future meeting.

Guest Speakers: Are you visiting Birmingham at some point in the future, and would be willing to give a talk? Or are you based outside of the West Midlands, but would be willing to make a trek over to see us and present a talk? If so, then I'd love to hear from you. Drop me an email with details of when you are in Birmingham and the talk you would like to present. I'll then arrange a schedule and confirm.

See also:


25 April, 2007 - Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: O'Neills
Address: 90 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4DT
Details: A selection of talks regarding Perl and related subjects. Entry is free, and newcomers are welcome. See our meetings page for further details.
Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Barbie - Testing with Perl


A brief introduction to the Perl testing infrastructure.

The talk will take a look at how to build a simple test suite for a small distribution for CPAN. This will help to show how Perl can automatically provides the test framework for you.

The talk will include a short run through of at least the following: Test::More, Test::Pod, Test::Pod::Coverage and Test::YAML::Meta.

Colin Newell - Yahoo UI Demo


a quick demo on how I made a website work on Firefox as well as IE by using the Yahoo UI controls. It's not perl but it might be interesting.


The Javascript UI components I used were:

The Firefox extension I used can be found at:

Books on the subject I'd recommend.

* = Guest Speaker