SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- Ingy Returneth -- May 18, 2004

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Tue May 18 14:54:35 CDT 2004

Sorry for the late reminder. Hopefully everyone that's interested in
making it to Ingy's talk _tonight_ is able to. The meeting announcement
details from Michael are copied below. This should be a fun meeting. Ingy
always manages to provide mind expanding topics and his energy will infect
you. So, if you need some inspiration or you just want to know what all
the noise is about these modules, plan on showing up and seeing Ingy's

I'll be going and can offer a ride to some _one_ not too far out of the
way between north Seattle (basically Shoreline) and the meeting location.
Contact me off list if you're interested.

Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael R. Wolf <MichaelRWolf at att.net>
To: SPUG list <spug-list at pm.org>
Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 13:32:41 -0700
Subject: SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- Ingy Returneth -- May 18, 2004

             May Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
       Title: Ingy Returneth --  IO::All and Spork
    Speakers: Ingy (Brian Ingerson)

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 18, 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/


Ingy ("The Ingy") has returned to Seattle. For his return appearance,
he will introduce us to two of his recent creations:
   IO::All - a combination of the Perl best IO modules
   Spork   - a slideshow creation module

Come wrap your brain around another set of creations that could only
have come from the mind of Ingy, and have only been created with the
Power of Perl.

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

IO::All Perl Module
    As described on CPAN -- http://search.cpan.org/~ingy/IO-All-0.17/lib/IO/All.pm

        IO::All combines all of the best Perl IO modules into a single
        Spiffy object oriented interface to greatly simplify your
        everyday Perl IO idioms. It exports a single function called
        IO, which returns a new IO::All object. And that object can do
        it all!

    An O'Reilly article
    (http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/03/12/ioall.html) let the cat out
    of the bag and started a big discussion.

Spork Perl Module
    As described on CPAN -- http://search.cpan.org/~ingy/Spork-0.15/lib/Spork.pm

        Spork lets you create HTML slideshow presentations easily. It
        comes with a sample slideshow. All you need is a text editor,
        a browser and a topic.

        Spork allows you create an entire slideshow by editing a
        single file called Spork.slides (by default). Each slide is
        created using a minimal markup language similar to the syntax
        used in Kwiki wikis.


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

Comin 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=

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!
        MichaelRWolf at att.net

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