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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30 April, 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

Simon Lewis - Why my iPhone sucks!


Subtitled 'Screen Scraping the O2 Website', Simon's talk looks at how he has used Perl to send MMS messages to his phone in a way that O2 and Apple don't seem to have considered!

Jon Allen - Perl at The MS Scripting Games


The third annual Microsoft Scripting Games took place from February 15th to March 3rd 2008. This year, Microsoft introduced a Perl division, alongside VBScript and Windows PowerShell.

This talk walks through the Perl solutions for two of the events, and shows how you can take advantage of the new features of Perl 5.10 in a real-world situation.



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