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 May, 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

Barbie - Understanding Malware


In the early days of computing, networks and servers were left more or less open to anyone, as everyone looked after the machines they used, never maliciously doing any damage. Then someone decided that it would be "fun" to try and break things. Today there are hundreds of thousands of malware threats, many of which now borne over email. This talk looks at the many different types of malware (including virus, spam and phishing) and provides some clues to help those of a more technical nature, wishing to filter and stop these threats reaching their inboxes.

* = Guest Speaker