SPUG: Happy Birthday to SPUG!
andy at n2h2.com
Sat Mar 17 20:58:35 CST 2001
Happy Birthday! And thank _you_!
I recall that it was very warm in that community center.
Only three years? Seems longer.
On Mar 17, 2001 @ 12:25pm, Tim Maher/CONSULTIX wrote:
> Just a quick note to commemorate the fact that this group was born
> 3 years ago today, at a meeting at a community center in Ballard.
> While contemplating my
> life atop a smoke-spewing volcano in Java, Indonesia a few weeks
> earlier, I had resolved to try to establish a local community
> to support those using this fantastic language. I wasn't sure
> if anybody would show up to that inaugural meeting, but as it
> happened, about two dozen gave up their inalienable rights as
> Americans to drink Green Beer and attended this meeting instead
> (or perhaps before!). There are hundreds of Perl groups now, but
> at the time, SPUG was only the sixth ever formed. (Incidentally,
> this is why we've retained the SPUG moniker, despite the fact
> that later groups came to be know by "Perl Monger" appellations.)
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