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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22 October, 2008 - Technical Meeting
Time: 6.30pm onwards, talks at 8pm
Venue: The Old Joint Stock
Address: 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham, B2 5NY

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 although food is served until about 9pm, we try and eat before the talks. They have a selection of main meals, hot/cold bagettes and sandwiches, starters and desserts. Head for the Club Room at the back of the bar. If in doubt ask the barstaff. Talks will start around 8pm.

Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Tom Hukins * - Logging With Perl


A introductory look at some of the basics of logging modules available on CPAN, in particular Log::Dispatch and Log::Log4Perl.


Original Lightning Talk
Tony Edwardson * - Perl Source Filters


An explanation of what source filters, why and how they are used, and a look at some of the popular and useful source filters available on CPAN.
Peter Edwards * - Role Base Access Controls


A look at a Perl implementation of a commonly used access restriction mechanism.

* = Guest Speaker