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:


23 October, 2002 - Technical Meeting
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: QPC
Address: 1st Floor, Leonard House, 318-321 Bradford Street, Birmingham B5 6ET
Details: A selection of talks regarding Perl and related subjects. Entry is free, and newcomers are welcome. Apres meeting debrief at The Old Fox on Hurst Street. See our meetings page for further details.
Links: Technical Meetings

The Talks

Steve Pitchford - Life, The Universe and Perl


(This is based on a book I keep meaning to write)

Perl in a wider context, i.e, how it fits into commercial environments, My experiences with interacting with clients, and some tricks I've learnt in managing projects and people, and maybe a bit on where perl is going, and what part I feel it (and we all) can play in the open source revolution.


no slides available.

Barbie - An Introduction to NMS


A quick look at the what, why and where of the NMS project, and how to get involved.



Steve Pitchford - My Adventures with Flash


During a relatively quite period earlier this year, I downloaded a 30 day trial of flash. This 'chat' (talk sounds too formal), will cover my experiences of attempting to learn MacroMedia Flash, and I'll go into a small bit of detail on some techniques I used.


no slides available

Barbie - YAPC::Europe::Munich::2002


A run though of the tutorials and talks I saw over the 3 days of this year's YAPC::Europe conference in Munich.

I'll highlight some talks, with a quick guide as to their contents, others I'll be just giving a brief overview.

References & Slides, where applicable, will be included for further reading.



* = Guest Speaker

Meeting Sponsor

Questions Media Group
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For the past two years, Birmingham Perl Mongers' technical meetings have been graciously supported by The Questions Media Group, who have supplied the meeting room and technical equipment free of charge. Without their support it is unlikely we would have presented the number of talks we have.

For information on The Question Group and The Questions Publishing Company please click the image links in the company logo on the left. Further company related links are listed below.