SPUG: Call for Lightning Talks

Tim Maher/CONSULTIX tim at consultix-inc.com
Mon Dec 10 22:39:29 CST 2001


In keeping with the joyful spirit of the holiday season,
the plan for our 12/18 meeting is to have a "Festival of
LIGHTNING TALKS", in which attendees give very short
presentations on Perlish topics.

Presentations will be limited to X minutes followed by a
Y minute Q/A session, with X and Y respectively being
10/5, 7/3, or 5/2, depending on how many presenters we'll
need to accommodate in the allotted time.

So far, with zero arm-twisting, we've already got the
following presentations lined up:

* Jay and Henry (no, they don't make Cherry Garcia) showing off a
program they wrote that does a 2001 Tax Return using Perl and TK,

* me giving a talk on
        + the Perltidy beautifier,
        + Damian's Text::Autoformat module, and
        + how to use the latter to augment the
          capabilities of the former

So now I'm asking for at least 7 more volunteers to talk
on other cool topics! You won't have to spend a lot of
time preparing materials (since the talks are so short),
and nobody will expect a slick presentation. You can
just wave your hands and yak if you want, or else bring
a 3.5" VFAT, EXT2, or TAR diskette with stuff to share
in text, HTML, PDF, GIF, or JPG format (for projection
from my laptop).

You can tell us about your favorite module, show us
*your* new module, rant about what's wrong with Perl,
show us glimpses of Perl 6, review a Perl book or
magazine article, complain about the job market for Perl
programmers, tell us what's happening at PerlMonks, or
decipher for us your most cryptic JAPH-.sig.

Come to think of it, if time permits, I might even show
slides of my Spring GeekCruise vacation, and talk about
the upcoming PerlWhirl 2001 in January!  Now that's
entertainment! 8-}

I encourage each interested party to post a message to
the group telling us what you propose to talk about, so
 A) we can get an inkling of what types of subjects will
    be covered in the meeting, and
 B) people interested in similar topics can find out
    about each other, and
 C) I can manage the allocation of time-slots in
    the schedule

The "lightning talks" that were presented at the
September meeting were very interesting and very well
received, so I'm looking forward to another fun
experience next week.  Please join in to "make it so!"

|  Tim Maher, Ph.D.             Tel: (206) 781-UNIX/8649    |
|  SPUG Founder & Leader      Email: spug at seattleperl.org   |
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