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:


20 June, 2007 - Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Victoria
Address: 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

A selection of talks regarding Perl and related subjects. Entry is free, and newcomers are welcome. See our meetings page for further details.

PLEASE NOTE the date change. This will be the third Wednesday of the month, NOT the fourth due to Barbie being in Houston for YAPC::NA.

Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Richard Dawe - Extended File Attributes


A follow up to my previous talk on File Attributes.



Barbie - Preparing For CPAN


An updated version of an older talk, looking at what goes into creating a distribution ready for release to CPAN, a brief look at CPANTS and a run through some of the common mistakes to avoid FAIL reports from CPAN Testers.


Jon Allen - Lightweight Ajax with OpenThought


Ajax is a technique that enables web developers to create interactive applications by replacing the standard "load a new page on each click" model with the event-driven model of rich-client GUI development. This talk demonstrates this method of development using the OpenThought library, which abstracts the technical details of Ajax into a usable API.


* = Guest Speaker