SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- Audrey Tang -- 22 June 2006

Steve Baylis sbaylis at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 11:56:59 PDT 2006

If you find yourself unable to get into the building or up the elevator,
call Daina at 206-271-9267 instead of the number listed below.


On 6/12/06, Andrew Sweger <andrew at seattleperl.org> wrote:
>                 June Twenty-second Twenty-second Twenty-second
>         June 2006 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
>         =================================================
>        Title: Deploying Perl 6
>      Speaker: Audrey Tang
> Meeting Date: Thursday, 22 June 2006
> Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
>     Location: Whitepages.com offices, downtown Seattle
>         Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public
>         Info: http://seattleperl.org/
>              ===========================================
> Please join us Thursday (yes, I said THURSDAY) evening on 22 June 2006 at
> the (otherwise) regular monthly meeting of the Seattle Perl Users Group.
> This month we are very happy to have Audrey Tang as our guest to talk
> about deploying Perl 6 today. Are you ready to get Perl 6 out the door?
> Come find out how you can do it now with everyone's favorite postmodern
> language. Perl, the language evolving so fast that you can write code
> using tomorrow's technology yesterday.
> We will not be meeting on Tuesday.
> Thank you to our hosts at Whitepages.com for giving us a great place to
> hold our meetings and presentations, to Jerry Gay for working out the
> details of arranging for Audrey to meet with us, to the SPUG-Workers list
> for picking up the loose pieces, to all the SPUG members that show up at
> meetings or participate on the list to make the group worthwhile in the
> first place, and all the JAPHs out there for just being.
> See below for more information on...
>     - Speaker Background
>     - Presentation Description
>     - Meeting Location
> Speaker Background
> ==================
> Audrey Tang
> -----------
> Audrey Tang (formerly known as Autrijus) is a Taiwanese free software
> programmer, best known for initiating and leading the Pugs project, a
> joint effort from Haskell and Perl communities to implement the Perl 6
> language.
> She is also known for internationalization and localization contributions
> to several Free Software programs, including SVK, Kwiki, Request Tracker
> and Slash, as well as heading Traditional Chinese translation efforts for
> various Open Source-related books.
> On the CPAN, Tang initiated over 100 Perl projects, including the
> popular Perl Archive Toolkit (PAR), a cross-platform packaging and
> deployment tool for Perl 5. She is also responsible for setting up
> smoke test and digital signature systems for CPAN.
> Tang is a high school dropout and a vocal proponent for autodidactism
> and individualist anarchism.
> Presentation Description
> ========================
> Deploying Perl 6
> ----------------
> With the advent of v6.pm, we can write "use v6-pugs;", start coding in
> Perl 6, and deploy it as part of a Perl 5 application, without any extra
> dependencies such as Haskell, Parrot, or even C compilers.
> This talk will discuss typical deployment scenarios, emphasizing on the
> strength of Perl 6's deployment model:
>   - Automatic dependency analysis, so upgrading CPAN modules will no
>     longer break programs mysteriously.
>   - Multiversioning, allowing the use of multiple versions of the same
>     module on the system.
>   - Module and function interfaces that enables more robust and self-
>     documenting programs.
>   - Cross-platform bytecode, resulting in faster loading time and cross-
>     compilation opportunity to e.g. client-side JavaScript.
> Moreover, we will present recipes for reusing Perl 5 modules in Perl 6
> programs and vice versa.
> 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[1] 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[2] 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!
> [1] - http://www.whitepagesinc.com/locations
> [2] - (206) 354-7789
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