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:


24 March 2010 - 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 - How I avoided buying an iPhone


Everyone knows "there's an App for that", but what if you don't have an iPhone to run it on? Simple, go to CPAN (there's a module for that!), and re-write the App in Perl!

This talk covers my experiences interfacing with GSM modems, sending and receiving text messages from Perl, writing persistent services, and remote-controlling other applications. And there will be a live demo!

Richard Wallman * - use Freecycle qw/reduce reuse recycle/;


Abstract to be completed.

Richard is keenly involved with The Freecycle Network, and this talk will cover how (and why) The Freecycle Network is using Perl.


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