SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- A Mixed Bag - 21 February 2006
dblanchard at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 12:45:25 PST 2006
Apologies to all, I will not be able to make the meeting tonight. I
hope to be able to present on my topics in a meeting soon.
On 2/21/06, Andrew Sweger <andrew at seattleperl.org> wrote:
> February 2006 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
> Title: A Mixed Bag
> Speaker: Duane Blanchard and Geoffrey Grosenbach
> Meeting Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2006
> Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
> Location: Whitepages.com offices
> Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public
> Info: http://seattleperl.org/
> Please join us Tuesday evening on 21 February 2006 at the regular monthly
> meeting of the Seattle Perl Users Group. We have Duane Blanchard adn
> Geoffrey Grosenbach presenting a mixed bag of topics including Yahoo
> Widgets (formerly Konfabulator) or on embedding Perl in Active Server
> Pages (ASP) and Ruby on Rails (no, really).
> See below for more information on...
> - Speaker Background
> - Presentation Description
> - Meeting Location
> 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.
> Geoffrey Grosenbach
> Geoffrey Grosenbach is a longtime Perl'er and was a regular member of
> SPUG until he moved to Taiwan three years ago. After spending two years
> as a Technology Coordinator at an American school there, he returned and
> is making a comfortable living as a snooty Ruby on Rails consultant.
> He hosts the Ruby on Rails podcast and writes the nuby on rails blog.
> Presentation Description
> Ruby on Rails
> For a long time, Ruby has presented itself as Perl's little brother (see
> "man ruby").
> Recently, it's been trying to be the little brother who happens to be a
> movie star and drives a sportscar (search "google hacker of the year").
> Is the current attention on Ruby on Rails deserved? Does Rails make
> website development faster and easier, or is it fueled by hype?
> Meeting Location
> Whitepages.com is located on the 16th floor of the Rainier Square Tower
> (1301 5th Avenue, Seattle) which is across from the 5th Avenue Theater.
> See the directions for a quick primer on how to reach us from various
> locations across Puget Sound.
> There are plenty of locations to park in the area, including on the
> street. If you're looking for off-street parking, you can park in the
> Rainier Square garage which has an entrance on Union St.
> After 6PM, the building management restricts access to most floors. Our
> host is trying to take care of this, but if unsuccessful, they will
> station someone on the 1st floor near the elevator bank and 5th Avenue
> entrance to let people in. Worst case scenario, give our host a call on
> his cell phone (206-579-7113) and he'll run down to let you in.
> Our hosts are providing a generous assortment of free sodas, fruit
> drinks, teas, and coffee, and also have some snacks. You definitely
> won't dehydrate here.
> We look forward to seeing you!
>  - http://podcast.rubyonrails.com/
>  - http://nubyonrails.com/
>  - http://www.whitepagesinc.com/locations
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