[Pdx-pm] ANNOUNCE: Craftsmanship Panel -- Sept 13th, 6:53pm
Seven till Seven
scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 13:01:50 PDT 2006
Most Esteemed Mongers of Perl,
Set your calculator watch alarms now! The next meeting (one week from
yesterday) will be a panel on Craftsmanship.
Update: The panel will consist of three very experienced and talented
individuals, all of whom have some enlightening thoughts about
craftsmanship and software. More information below.
hacker: David Wheeler
machinist: Dan Falck
writer: David Levine
3 difficult questions
24 oz. water (ice to suit)
10-30 slides, miscellaneous props
Introduce the panel, water as needed. Stuff with questions and
grill on hot coals for 45-60 minutes, until the answers run clear.
Garnish with slides and props.
Remove from grill and serve with locally brewed beer.
David Wheeler is principal of Kineticode, an open-source software
development and support company. Best known as the maintainer of the
Bricolage CMS, he is lately hacking object-relational mappers,
developing an integrated query language for Perl, and creating custom
PostgreSQL data types.
Dan Falck is a guitar and bass player who is into music of all kinds.
By day, he works for King Cycle Group on tooling design, shop equipment,
project planning, and QC -- which is like riding a bike after 14 years
at Gibson Guitar. Dan shares his lifelong joy of woodworking with his
wife of 15 years and their kids (ages 8, 12, and 14.) He also finds
time to machine and engrave guitar parts using linux-powered CNC,
program in Python, and peruse the FORTRAN^W C code of an APT processor.
David D. Levine is an award-winning science fiction writer. His stories
have been published in such magazines as Asimov's, Fantasy & Science
Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy, and 3 of them have appeared in Year's
Best anthologies. He recently won the Hugo Award for his story
"Tk'Tk'Tk." [http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0604_5/tk.shtml] In his day
job he is a user interface designer for McAfee; he has also worked as a
software engineer and as a technical writer. His web page is at
--Your Humble King
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