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:


27 February, 2008 - Technical Meeting
Time: 6.30pm onwards, talks at 8pm
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.

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 in the back bar, you will probably find us eating and drinking there first. Talks start around 8pm in the upstairs function room.

Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Tony Cooper * - Monotone: Distributed Peer-To-Peer revision control system. A natural successor to CVS


Will include a few slides and then primarily concentrate on a practical demonstration that will cover database setup, using it for source code management, branching, merging, etc. Plus visualisation tools and possibilities for integration.


Tony Cooper * - Developing Perl GUIs Using Glade and Gtk2


Will cover a basic application (say a push button that covers some sort of action). Laying out an interface with Glade, documentation (or the lack of it) and where to get help.


* = Guest Speaker