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:


25 March 2009 - Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: The Victoria
Address: 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN
Details: See our technical meetings pages for further details,
Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Stuart Langridge - 'Aq' * - Whizzy new JavaScript stuff


Stuart Langridge takes a brief look through some of the facilities available to JavaScript in modern browsers that you might not know about or might think you can't use, to see what's coming up in the next couple of years and which of them you really can use now after all.

Jon Allen - PDF Manipulation with Perl


  • Using PDF templates
  • A Catalyst view to generate PDF files with Template Toolkit
  • Creating a PDF manual from a set of Pod files or a Perl module distribution

* = Guest Speaker