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:


21 October 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

Jon Allen - The Camel And The Snake


"What would you get if you crossed a camel and a snake? Cake, of course!"

In this talk JJ will compare and contrast Perl and Python solutions to the same problem, looking at coding style and readability to see what Perl can learn from "the dark side".

Barbie - CPAN Testers Statistics ... Reloaded


A brief look at some of the changes in the statistical data now provided by CPAN Testers eco-system, and how you can use it. Some thoughts on the future changes, with an open forum discussion for further statistics, graphs and data that could be made available for the future.


CPAN Testers Statistics

* = Guest Speaker