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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29 March, 2006 - 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.
Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Jono Bacon * - On the Front Line: Convincing People the Inconvincible


In this talk, Jono Bacon will discuss effective methods of advocating Open Source to users, business and developers.

Jono works as a professional Open Source advocate at OpenAdvantage in Birmingham, and spends his days helping move people to Open Source. Although this talk is traditionally performed at Linux User Groups, he has hod-rodded the talk to focus on language advocacy. This should be interesting as he is a Python and PHP guy!

Shane Coughlan * - An Introduction to the FSFE


  • What is Free Software
  • Who are the Free Software Foundation Europe
  • Licenses, DRM and GPL v3
Barbie - 2006 World Tour - March Update


  • What is the 2006 World Tour?
  • Report on the March dates
  • Travel plans for April dates


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* = Guest Speaker