SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- Autrijus Tang - 20 July 2004

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Wed Jun 30 01:09:10 CDT 2004

This is a preliminary announcement. Further details as they become

             July Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
       Title: TBD
    Speakers: Autrijus Tang

Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (networking 6:30 - 7:00)
    Location: Geospiza
              3411 Thorndyke Avenue West (See directions below)
        Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public
        Info: http://www.seattleperl.org/


Autrijus Tang: Born in 1981 CE, autrijus is a self-educated i18n geek, net
a(ctiv|narch|rt)ist, and serial entrepreneur. While not busily translating
Free Software and related books to Chinese, autrijus engages in Open
Source and wearable computing advocacy.

In a very short period of time, he has managed to publish a healthy
collection[1] of Perl modules, many dealing with i18n issues.
Additionally, he has made significant contributions to bringing the beast
that is Perl module distribution and the CPAN to a more orderly world. Or
visa versa, perhaps.

We currently do not have a topic from our speaker, but I have it on good
authority that this is usually not a concern. The only concern might be
that our meeting will be on the same day as his arrival in Seattle. But he
wouldn't be the first crazy out-of-town speaker to do this.

A big thanks to many of the folks at Geospiza (a Life Science company, and
big Perl user) for stepping up to hosting the SPUG meeting.

[1] - http://search.cpan.org/~autrijus/


Directions to Geospiza:
    3411 Thorndyke Ave. W
    Seattle, WA 98119

By carpool: (send requests to spug-list at pm.org)
    Definately a more fun way to spend the driving time.

By Bus: (http://transit.metrokc.gov/)
    The 15 & 18 stop at West Dravus Street on 15th Avenue
    The 44, 46 get to Ballard at Market St & 15th Ave
      (1/2 mile walk, xfer to 15 or 18 at Walgreen's, request a pick-up)
    The 75 gets to Ballard 4 blocks from Walgreens (see 44, 46)
    The 17 stops south of the Ballard Bridge

Coming from I5:
1 - EXIT onto 50th Street toward Seattle Pacific University 
    (Larry & Gloria Wall's Alma Mater)

2 - TURN SLIGHT LEFT at light at bottom of hill onto Green Lake Way
    North (following signs toward Fisherman's Terminal)

3 - TURN SLIGHT RIGHT (following traffic flow) onto N 46th St
    (Following signs to Ballard)

4 - FOLLOW TRAFFIC WINDING down the hill into Ballard 
    TO JOIN NW 55th Street, which is called Market Steet at this point

5 - TURN LEFT onto 15th Ave NW
    (a major intersection - Safeway, Walgreens, Denny's)

6 - CROSS the Ballard Bridge

7 - RIGHT EXIT onto West Dravus Street (West Dravus Street is the
    major overpass over 15th Ave West that leads into Magnolia. It's
    south of the Ballard Bridge, north of the Interbay Golf Center.)

8 - RIGHT TURN onto West Dravus Street, westbound

9 - STRAIGHT for 2 blocks, passing QFC on right

10 - TURN RIGHT onto Thorndyke Ave West

11 - STRAIGHT for 1.25 blocks

12 - Geospiza is on your left: 3411 Thorndyke Avenue West

Coming from Downtown:

1 - Get onto Elliot Avenue West, heading north

2 - SLIGHT RIGHT onto 15th Avenue West

3 - RIGHT EXIT onto West Dravus Street

4 - TURN LEFT onto West Dravus Street, westbound

5 - You're now within 1/2 mile. See directions above.

6 - STRAIGHT for 2 blocks, passing QFC on right

7 - TURN RIGHT onto Thorndyke Ave West

8 - STRAIGHT for 1.25 blocks

9 - Geospiza is on your left: 3411 Thorndyke Avenue West


Mapquest:  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&countryid=250&addtohistory=&searchtab=address&searchtype=address&address=3411+Thorndyke+Ave.+W&city=Seattle&state=wa&zipcode=&search=++Search++

Yahoo! Maps: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=XKC6Qup_0ToFdKje6jM_UZzJhylBjoFqlp8tBW5T&csz=seattle%2C+wa&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=

More information about the spug-list mailing list