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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17 June 2009 - Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: The Victoria
Address: 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

This month we're a week earlier than normal due to Barbie attending YAPC::NA the following week. As such the two talks on offer for this meeting are both to be given in Pittsburgh. Consider this a dry-run :)

See our technical meetings pages for further details,

Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Barbie - The Statistics of CPAN


A look at the way CPAN has grown and continues to grow, together with a look at the statistics produced via CPAN Testers, featuring some predictions along the way. Also a chance for you to suggest more types of data analysis and presentation charts for the CPAN Testers Statistics website.


Barbie - Surveying a YAPC


How the YAPC Conference Surveys are run, and a look at past surveys to see how attendees have reviewed previous conferences. If you're interested getting a taste of some of the thoughts of the European Perl community, or are interested in putting together a similar type of survey, then this talk is for you.


* = Guest Speaker