SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- Starting with Perl & Subverting CVS - 17 May 2005

Andrew Sweger andrew at seattleperl.org
Tue May 10 18:13:49 PDT 2005

         May 2005 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
       Title: Starting with Perl
     Speaker: Duane Blanchard

       Title: Subverting CVS
     Speaker: Andrew Sweger

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (networking 6:30 - 7:00)
    Location: Amazon.com Pac-Med Building
        Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public
        Info: http://seattleperl.org/


Please join me Tuesday evening on 17 May 2005 at the regular monthly
meeting of the Seattle Perl Users Group. Thanks go to Ali Rizvi for
arranging the meeting location this month. We still need more Amazon.com
Perl fans to join the group that can help make sure SPUG has a top-quality
meeting location each month.

I've got a small pile of wonderful books to give away.

I'm sure there's something important I'm forgetting now.

Please RSVP as soon as you can. See below.

See below for more information on...

    - Agenda
    - Speaker Background
    - Presentation Description
    - RSVP
    - Pre-meeting Dinner
    - Internet Access at Meeting (WiFi!)
    - PGP/GnuPG Key Exchange
    - Directions to Meeting
    - Directions from Meeting


    7:00 - Meeting begins
           PGP/GnuPG Key Exchange
    7:15 - Presentation: Starting with Perl
    8:00 - Break
    8:10 - Presentation: Subverting CVS
    8:50 - Cleanup
           Final Questions
    9:00 - Adjourn

Speaker Background

Duane Blanchard

Duane is a recent recipient of a masters degree in linguistics from the
University of Washington and an experienced web developer.

Andrew Sweger

Andrew Sweger is a Perl programmer and Unix system administrator with over
a decade of experience and proprietor of Addnorya technology consulting in
Seattle, Washington. He uses Debian as a foundation for his projects,
enjoys introducing others to the wonders of Subversion, and loves solving
complex problems by leveraging Free software. He also enjoys carpentry,
woodworking, model trains, sailing, good wine, great beer, even better
scotch, and almost anything with blinking lights (as long as they're not
chasing him).

Presentation Description

Starting with Perl

Duane will give an introduction to some of the most powerful data
structures known to man: The Perl Scalar, The Perl Array, and The Perl
Hash. But with great power comes great responsibility. He will also show
when it is safe to use each and how The Dynamic Trio can be combined to
exhibit their Extraordinary Super Powers (that's ESP, kids).

He will also show how to read and write files.

Subverting CVS

Andrew will demonstrate how frighteningly simple it can be to convert your
CVS repository to Subversion (aka SVN), the new compelling replacement for
CVS. And then he'll show you how to clean up the mess you just made.


Please send email to rsvp-may-2005 at seattleperl.org if there's a 50% chance
or better that you will show up at the meeting. We need this information
to let building security know how many guest badges to prepare (they are
dated for the event). Wow, email. Now that's hi-tech!

Pre-meeting Dinner

No plans. Feel free to instantiate an instance via the mailing list.

Internet Access at Meeting

A link to the Internet will be provided at the meeting (provided you have
suitable equipment). Tables, power strips, and Ethernet hubs will be
available in limited quantity. 802.11g WiFi will be available. Please use
the SSID: SPUG. The beacon will be broadcasting. No WEP/WPA. Please note
that the provided network services are _not_ secure. As I'm sure most of
you know, it is a trivial matter to "sniff" network traffic. Please use a
secure application encryption protocol or other secure VPN solution to
protect sensitive information. Use of the the provided network services is
at your own risk. Be a good network citizen. The network services are
provided gratis by our hosts. Access can be revoked at any time without
prior notification.

PGP/GnuPG Key Exchange

If you want to exchange PGP/GnuPG signatures, please contact me directly
with your public key (now!) and I'll bring fingerprint checklists for
participants. Contact me if you want to know more. Oh, and you have to
show up at the meeting to exchange ID's and all that, please. Otherwise
this whole key exchange thing doesn't work.

Directions to Meeting

Our meeting will take place at the Amazon.com headquarters at 1200 12th
Ave S, Seattle, Washington.

Please let me know if you find errors or a better route. Thanks.

I-5 (from North or South)

On I-5, take the S Dearborn St exit and turn West on Dearborn (I-5
Southbound: turn right; I-5 Northbound: turn left) and proceed
approximately one or two blocks.

Turn right on 8th Ave S (the first light) and proceed North for three

Turn right on S King St and proceed East for approximately five
blocks. You will pass under I-5.

Turn right on 12th Ave S and proceed South for approximately five blocks.
Along this way, you will cross over the Dr. Jose P. Rizal bridge and you
should see the Pac-Med tower directly ahead.

At this point, notice that you have been going in a circle.

Skip to Pac-Med Building below.

I-90 (from East)

On I-90, take the Rainier Ave S (hwy 900) exit Northbound and proceed
approximately six blocks.

Turn left on S King St and proceed West for approximately two blocks.

Turn left on 12th Ave S and proceed South for approximately five blocks.
Along this way, you will cross over the Dr. Jose P. Rizal bridge and you
should see the Pac-Med tower directly ahead.

Pac-Med Building

Turn right at Charles St (the light after the bridge). The Amazon.com
Pac-Med building is visible ahead and on the left as you make the turn and
proceed South on Charles (Charles borders the West side of the

The North parking lot entrance will be the second drive way on the left
(the first has a Do Not Enter sign). The parking lot is on the left just
past the parking attendant booth. The "carpool only" spaces should be okay
to park in after 6:30.

Walk to the South entrance of the tower. There is stair next to the
parking garage structure that leads to a convenient path that goes around
the building to the main entrance on the South side of the building.

Enter building and go to the security desk. Sign in and wait to be
escorted to the meeting room (just like when we met at Safeco in the
U-district, more or less).

Google Maps:


Directions from Meeting

Getting Back Onto I-5 Southbound

Although there is an I-5 northbound exit at S Dearborn St, there is no
entrance back onto southbound I-5 at Dearborn. So don't bother trying to
simply go back the same way you came.

Exit the Pac-Med parking lot on the East side of building (this is Golf Dr
S) and turn right. Bear left onto 15th Ave S (the right fork is 14th Ave
S. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right on S Spokane St and go down
steep hill. Turn right at light and follow signs to I-5 southbound.

If you exit the Pac-Med parking lot on the West side of the building, turn
right on 12th Ave S and then right again on Golf Dr S (the light is the
one at the South end of the Dr. Jose P. Rizal bridge). Continue as above.

Technically, there's another way onto I-5 SB, but it involves some other
crazy route that I'm not going to provide here.

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