[LA.pm] Need more input: So far positive on a booth
Todd.Cranston-Cuebas at Ticketmaster.com
Mon Dec 11 10:56:08 PST 2006
So far, I have had a number of people contact me directly with a big
positive response to supporting a booth at SCALE. Please do me a favor and
respond back to the whole group so others can get a sense of how many people
are supportive of the idea. I'll need volunteers to:
1). Do stints in the booth talking to people who might be interested in the
LA.pm specifically and perl in general. I'd expect the commitment to be
something in the range of 2-3 hours.
2). I'd like to have a library of sample books available at the booth to
show people the support that perl has in the industry. I'd like someone to
coordinate borrowing books if necessary to have a nice representation at the
desk. I have a number of books I can bring but I'd like someone responsible
3). I'll need a team (or two) of demo-builders. Here are some ideas...
A). Check out dataplace -- <http://www.dataplace.org/>
http://www.dataplace.org . We did get an offer to do a live demo on this
interesting site during the show. This is a mod_perl/MASON based system
showing off some very fun web 2.0 stuff on this site supported by a
non-profit. If there can be some nice talk about the "behind-the-scenes" as
to how this was accomplished, I'd like to see this one demo'd.
Also, I was emailing back-and-forth with Philippe Chiasson and I think there
were a few very good ideas that came from the conversation...
B). Something comparing cgi, fastcgi, mod_perl/prefork,
mod_perl/threaded, modperl::registry vs mod_perl-handler with an automated
benchmark/graphing tool in semi real-time (i.e., live, cool graphics showing
off the major speed and performance achievable with modr-Per-handlers,
C). A live demo of Jifty (the RonR type rapid web development
framework). Catalyst could also be an option if we had somone very
familiarly. I think Jifty might be the better choice if someone is familiar
with it since it may have more demo "gee whiz" features. I think I could get
this running but would be a poor demonstrator of anything of any depth.
D: We also had suggestions for the following demos... I'm open to all
but we need people to build them and be ready to show others who to show
them off OR plan to be in the booth most of the time to do the demos.
* An OpenGL application, doing simple things in 3D.
* A Perl-GTK application.
* A wxPerl application.
* A set of mod_perl "hacks", showing interesting things.
I'm not stuck on these ideas, so if you have a better idea, please let me
know. In the long-run, the deciding factor is going to be who jumps up and
says "I'll work on this with Bob, Mary, Joe, etc. and pull this together for
the group." I'll be clear on this, I can't set up these demos since I'm too
much of a newbie.
4). People to volunteer machines for the demo. Ideally, this will be the
people who create the demo in the first place since it would probably be
much easier to build and deploy on the same machine, but...
No money is involved here just to be part of the booth group. It's just some
dedication of prep time and a willingness to give up a little of your
weekend. I know that weekend time is tough, but this is a great event to
help build the organization so we can continue to attract monthly speakers
and even sponsor larger perl events.
I'll have to let the organizers know shortly, but I won't commit unless I
can get a good batch of vocal volunteers. Thanks all who have jumped in to
show support up to this point. Again, respond back to the main list.
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