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:


3 December 2014 - Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Birmingham Science Park Aston
Address: Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB

See our technical meetings pages for further details,


Technical Meetings

The Talks

Steve Pitchford - Your idea is dangerous and must be crushed


Steve is a certified product owner - having attended, with varying degrees of success, Mike Cohns Product Owner training workshop. I've also attended a number of workshops and tutorials with other recognised Scrum Trainers and coaches. In this talk, Steve shares some of his professional experiences of Agile, from a software engineer turned product owner perspective, and attempts to tie them into the underlying processes, knowledge and experiences taught and demonstrated by the experts in the field.

James Green * - Regular expressions you need to stop writing


My plan is to pick 3-4 examples from the various perl help channels on IRC where people have attempted to use regular expressions to solve a problem, and talk through the better approaches they should have been using, including a brief introduction to Parser::MGC.

Colin Newell - Developing with Catalyst as securely as possible


A talk on the security things to pay attention to while developing an application using Catalyst.  It won't cover
everything, but I'll hopefully cover a lot of the major things that need attention.

* = Guest Speaker

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