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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26 February, 2003 - 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

Barbie - The Perl Auctioneer


My initial experiences of accessing online auctions, with a veiled looked at the LWP modules. This is an unfinished talk, which will hopefully be expanded upon at a future technical meeting.



Dave Cross * - Overloading in Perl


A look at what overloading is and how to do it in Perl via


Mark Fowler * - Building Tests with Test::Builder


Writing tests can be long and arduous. Test::Builder helps to ease that burden. A talk about building basic test suites.


Dave Cross * - Perl For The People


A humourous look at how to get Perl back in to the businesses that really want to employ us, but just don't know it yet :).


Mark Fowler * - The Complete 2002 Perl Advent Calendar (abridged)


Mark is responsible for the Perl Advent Calender that started back in 2000.

This talk is a quick look at all the modules featured in the 2002 advent calender.


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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.