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.

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28 November, 2007 - Technical Meeting
Time: 6.30pm onwards, talks at 8pm
Venue: Bennetts
Address: 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS

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

Note that food is served until 7.30pm, with a selection of main meals, hot/cold bagettes and sandwiches, starters and desserts. As there is more space, we'll probably eating and drinking first in the back bar. Talks start around 8pm in the upstairs function room.

Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Martin Wright * - WARP


  • A talk about WARP.
  • Warning, Advice and Reporting Point
Jon Allen - Option and configuration processing made easy


Many useful programs take arguments and configuration options. It's easy to add one or two, but as your program gains more features, the difficulty of allowing configuration concisely and intelligently also grows.

This talk demonstrates how to unify argument and configuration processing in a way that keeps your code readable and concise, and also simplifies the interface for end-users.

* = Guest Speaker