[LA.pm] LA-PM sponsoring a booth at SCALE?
Juan Jose Natera
naterajj at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 10:26:19 PST 2006
Todd, I would like to volunteer as well.
Regarding demonstrations, I have a few suggestions:
* An OpenGL application, doing simple things in 3D.
* A Perl-GTK application.
* A wxPerl application.
* A set of mod_perl "hacks", showing interesting things.
These are all things that are easy to show and/or that we can have
running continously at the Convention.
We could also give away mini CPAN CDs, all the latest Perl modules in
a CD so people can keep a "mirror" of CPAN on their machines.
On 12/8/06, Todd Cranston-Cuebas <Todd.Cranston-Cuebas at ticketmaster.com> wrote:
> I wanted to open discussions on this list as to whether the LA.pm would like
> to host a booth at the upcoming Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) to be
> held on the weekend of February 10th and 11th
> (http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale5x/). As a local user
> group, there would be NO COST! Trust me, that's a wonderful thing so I'd
> really like to take advantage of their generosity. I'll only do this though
> if we can get members to volunteer to sign-up for specific spots to sit in
> the booth and evangelize for our favorite programming language.
> I have attended this event for a few years and the turn out for open-source
> minded individuals is just tremendous. This is a great opportunity to keep
> the buzz for perl alive in our area and perhaps have a very public forum for
> addressing specific misinformation that to my surprise never seems to go
> away (e.g., perl is slow, perl can't scale, perl can't be used for building
> "real" applications, etc.).
> The only requirement that SCALE organizers place on us is that we will have
> to have live demonstration systems showing something related to perl at the
> show. They'll provide free internet access and power. We need to provide a
> few boxes showing "something" that we can demonstrate. This could be
> examples of performance tests in operation, a perl-based rapid development
> framework, etc. I think it would be ideal if the demonstration could address
> one of perl's common misconceptions (e.g., performance, difficulty to use,
> etc.) rather than just do something cryptic or esoteric.
> In order to know if we should proceed, I'll need for everyone who is
> interested to reply.
> 1). Should we have a booth?
> 2). Will you take a time slot at the event (Sat-Sun - Feb 10-11). The length
> of the "slot" will depend on the number of volunteers.
> 3). Do you have an idea for a demonstration?
> 4). Will you help to build one or more demonstrations?
> Todd Cranston-Cuebas
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