[Dub-pm] Anyone going to the Irish Open Source Technology Conference?

Tim Bunce Tim.Bunce at pobox.com
Wed Jun 4 05:12:09 PDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 11:33:10AM +0100, Drew Taylor wrote:
> On 4 Jun 2008, at 11:25, Tim Bunce wrote:
>> What is it with Perl users in Dublin?
>> (London PM is big, active, and has great time.)
>> I'll try promoting dublin-pm during my talk.
> I may be crazy, but I emailed the group owner this morning about restarting 
> the group, possibly under my unexperienced leadership. :-)

Yeah, great! Experience is optional and easily acquired,
your enthusiasiam is a much more precious commodity.
Go for it!

> As many software shops as (I think) there are in greater Dublin, we
> should be able to find the core group of perl people.

I'd expect so. It does require *active* reaching out to contact people
and spread the word. Get people talking, bloging, singing (er, maybe not)
about it and telling their friends and collegues.

> As for London.pm, if you judge solely by the number of postings on 
> jobs.perl.org there seems to be a lot more perl developers in London than 
> Dublin. Perhaps the folks here are just silently keeping the world turning.

There's a "self fulfilling" element to that. If I were choosing a
technology for some development I'd give extra weight to one with an
active local community.

> And Tim, I owe you a pint for your DBI work. I don't think perl would be 
> where it is today if it didn't have such great database connectivity.



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