Technical meeting: Tuesday 9th of February, 2010 (fwd)

Ian Cameron i.a.cameron at
Tue Jan 26 06:37:09 PST 2010

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Cheers, Ian.

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt 
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Date:    Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:26:58 +0000
From:    Ian Cameron <iac2 at>
To:      MKPM List <miltonkeynes-pm at>
Subject: Technical meeting: Tuesday 9th of February, 2010

Milton Keynes Perl Mongers will hold its first technical meeting of 2010 on 
Tuesday 9th of February at the Open University's Systems Seminar Room.  Arrive 
at 7pm so the first talk can start promptly at 7.15.

This meeting is open to regular group members, newcomers and anyone else
who would like to listen to the talks.  If you can think of anyone who
might like to come, please invite them.

There are two main talks and two lightning talks scheduled for this meeting.

Main talks:

Ziya Suzen:

=== Practical Android Development - An Introduction ===

This introduction should give you a general understanding of the platform and A
as well as basic knowledge on where to start and how to design your application

* What is Android
* The Framework and APIs
* Setting up your environment
* Hello World
* More on the UI - View's and Layouts
* Services and Content providers
* Using the features on the devices
* Quick tips on using Eclipse and Java

Oliver Gorwits:

"conntrack, Netfilter, NetFlow and NAT under Linux"

Large scale NAT (up to thousands of clients) is very possible with
Linux, but often there will be an associated requirement to monitor
user activity for policy compliance purposes. In this talk I'll show
how we use the built-in tools Linux offers within its Netfilter
subsystem, along with some software we developed to export NetFlow
traffic analysis data.

Lightning talks:

Tom Hukins: "Do Repeat Yourself. Sometimes." - a talk Tom gave at a recent LPW 

Colin Bradford: HTTP::Async - a talk on using the HTTP::Async module for parall
HTTP requests:

Thanks to all who are giving talks for their time and effort.  I'm certainly 
looking forward to hearing them.

Finally, remember to arrive at the OU for 7pm on Tuesday 9th of February.

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 Inner East Parking on the
 campus map).  Take this left turn and head to the top left (North West
 on the campus map) of the car park.

 The meeting is in the south east section of the Venables Building,
 nearest the Inner East Parking on the campus map.

 Take the path (marked in orange on the campus map) west 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, you might
want to ask for someone's phone number in case you have trouble finding
us.  If you need a lift to the meeting, please ask our mailing list or
IRC channel (see for details).

See you on the 9th.

- -- 
Cheers, Ian.

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt 
charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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