Technical Meeting: Thursday 16th April, 2009

Tom Hukins tom at
Mon Apr 6 04:00:42 PDT 2009

Milton Keynes Perl Mongers will hold our second technical meeting of
2009 on Thursday 16th April at the Open University's Systems Seminar
Room.  Arrive at 7pm so the first talk can start promptly at 7.15.

Please join us and invite your friends and acquantances who might like
to learn about Perl.

We have the following talks lined up:

Colin Bradford will tell us more about memcached after his brief
introduction to it last time.  This talk covers using distributed
caching to improve performance and scale web applications.

Peter Edwards will tell us about WxWidgets, a cross platform GUI
development library.  Peter will share his experience installing
WxWidgets and programming some simple applications.

Tony Edwardson will give an introduction to Moose - the new way to use
Object orientation from Perl 5.

Tom Hukins will talk about writing code as if it's for CPAN so you can
benefit from the toolset used to build public modules in your private

Finally, remember to arrive at the OU for 7pm on Thursday 16th April.
Here's how to find us:
 First, find the OU campus as described at

 Enter the campus (signposted Open University, not Open University East),
 via Brickhill Street (V10).

 Take the middle lane past Security (on the left), through the barriers, and
 then turn right on to Ring road East.

 Ahead you will see the road narrows to single lane on your side of the road,
 where there are no entry signs.  Just prior to this is the entrance to a car
 park on the left (marked East parking extension on the campus map).  Take
 this left turn and head to the top right (North West on the campus map) of
 the car park.

 The meeting is in Venables Building, specifically the section marked South
 East on the campus map.

 Take the path (marked in yellow on the campus map) East from the car park
 toward the centre of campus.

 Take a right under an archway in to the courtyard area bound by Venables
 South, East, and South East, keeping right (heading North East on the campus
 map), behind the building section marked South East.

 You will find a double door on your right, which is Entrance G at the
 South East section of Venables Building.

 We'll see you there, as these are usually access controlled doors, so you
 will probably need to be let in.

If you haven't attended one of our meetings at the OU before, I
encourage you to ask for someone's phone number in case you have trouble
finding us.  If you need a lift to the meeting, please ask.

See you on the 16th,

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