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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Schedule

30 November, 2005 - Birmingham.pm Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: O'Neills
Address: 90 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4DT
Details: A selection of talks regarding Perl and related subjects. Entry is free, and newcomers are welcome. See our meetings page for further details.
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The Talks

Birmingham.pm Technical Meeting
30th November, 2005

**** SPECIAL TECHNICAL MEETING ****
Lightning Talk Special

A night full of 5 minute quick-fire presentations.

Brian McCauley - substr() as subroutine argument

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A seemingly simple newbie question that opens a whole can of worms.

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Brian McCauley - History of a FAQ

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One of the most frequently asked questions and what's wrong with frequently given answers.

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Brian McCauley - When does (pre|post)increment happen?

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Evaluation order edge-cases explained.

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Jon Allen - Photo Tools

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Perl scripts for managing a digital photo library.

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Richard Dawe - Extended attributes on files

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Extended attributes on files; mostly about Linux, but allude to other systems' support; talk briefly about upcoming File::ExtAttr module.

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Richard Dawe - Web 2.0 at LPWs

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A summary of the coolest talks from the recent London Perl Workshop.

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Barbie - Smoking The Stats

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An update on the CPAN Testing Stats.

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Barbie - So Damn Kludgy

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A Software Development Kit for Perl is long over due. This talk explains why.

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