SPUG: Re: Sept. Meeting: Lightning Strikes SPUG!
Richard.Anderson at raycosoft.com
Wed Sep 12 22:31:11 CDT 2001
I can jawbone about my CPAN module HTTP::WebTest, which tests remote URLs or
local web files. Actually, I could talk about it for 10-15 minutes, but I
like the discipline of having to present the essential concepts behind the
module in 300 seconds.
Richard Anderson, Ph.D
Richard.Anderson at raycosoft.com
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From: "Tim Maher/CONSULTIX" <tim at consultix-inc.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 3:41 PM
Subject: SPUG: Sept. Meeting: Lightning Strikes SPUG!
> Starting with next week's meeting, I'd like to experiment with
> adding the "lightning rounds" format to our monthly agenda.
> For those who don't know, these are 5-minute talks that are easy
> to prepare, and even if some are boring, the spectators know
> that in 5 minutes or less the topic will definitely change.
> This format originated at one of the YAPCs, and it has since
> migrated to TPC where it has been very popular.
> I encourage all who plan to attend to think about talking briefly
> about something Perlish (favorite module, pet peeve, job situation,
> book/magazine, web-site, is there a Module so bizarre that even
> Damian couldn't write it, etc.), and to bounce your ideas off the
> list subscribers first to get useful feedback.
> If we allow 10 minutes for announcements, 50 minutes for the
> speaker (Jim Flanagan), and 10 minutes for a break, we'll
> theoretically have time for about 10 5-minute talks. If we
> get fewer volunteers, we could let each have more time.
> I'll need to coordinate with Andy to confirm this, but I'm thinking
> that any supporting (digital) materials would need to be in text,
> HTML, PostScript, or PDF format, either emailed to somebody first
> (andy?) or brought on a 3.5" FAT or VFAT -format diskette or
> perhaps a CD.
> So who wants to pitch the first idea?
> | Tim Maher, Ph.D. Tel: (206) 781-UNIX |
> | SPUG Founder & Leader Email: spug at halcyon.com |
> | Seattle Perl Users Group HTTP: seattleperl.com |
> P.S. I've got some empty seats in my Minimal Perl class that's taking
> place next Monday (http://www.consultix-inc.com/minperl.html); any
> SPUGsters interested in attending at a discounted price please get in
> touch with me.
> | Dr. Tim Maher, CEO, Consultix (206) 781-UNIX/8649; ask for FAX#
> | Email: tim at consultix-inc.com Web: http://www.consultix-inc.com
> | TIM MAHER: Unix/Perl DAMIAN CONWAY: OO Perl BRIAN INGERSON: Inline.pm
> | CLASSES->Perl 9/18; Shell/Utilities 10/8; Int. Perl 10/22; Inline 11/6
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