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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30 April, 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 - Class::Phrasebook


A simple look at how Class::Phrasebook can help you, including a look at Class::Phrasebook::SQL too.


Jon Allen - Perl For Distributed Processing


A brief outline of distributed processing techniques and applications. Developing a platform-independent distributed processing system in Perl.



Steve Pitchford - A Quick Guide To XSL-FO


A Lightning Talk on what XSL-FO is, and what it can do.


Barbie - An Introduction To Regular Expressions


If <code>s/^(d+)[s-.]*(w+)/$1 - $2/</code> seems confusing, or you want to know more about modifiers then this is a talk for you. A basic talk about how to create simple regular expressions, which with a bit of practice can be built upon to create some very complex regular expressions. An explanation of modifiers and Perl special variables also included at no extra charge.


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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.