SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- 18 December, 2007
gryphon.shafer at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 15:10:13 PST 2007
The plan is to meet at the Pub at 5pm so we'll have plenty of time to eat,
drink, and be merry before we head to the Terrace Room.
On 12/7/07, Colin Meyer <cmeyer at helvella.org> wrote:
> * Our meeting this month coincides with Perl's 20th birthday! *
> Read on, past the meeting announcement, for special celebration plans.
> December 2007 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
> Topic: Perl Web Testing
> Speaker: Randal L. Schwartz
> Meeting Date: Tuesday, 18 December 2007
> Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
> Location: Terrace Room at The Harbor Steps
> Cost: Admission is free and open to the public
> Info: http://seattleperl.org/
> This coming Tuesday, December 18th, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE
> PERL USERS GROUP.
> This month, Randal L. Schwartz will speak about Perl Web Testing: using
> Test::More and WWW::Mechanize to write automated testing for web
> If you don't know who Randal is, then you haven't been paying attention
> to Perl. He has been a Perl community mainstay for nearly two decades,
> frequenting Perl mailing lists, newsgroups, IRC channels and, more
> the PerlMonks website.
> His wikipedia article says this:
> Randal L. Schwartz (born November 22, 1961) is an American author,
> system administrator and programming consultant. Schwartz is the co-
> author of several widely used books about Perl, a programming
> language for computers, and has written regular columns about Perl
> for several computer magazines. He popularized the Just another Perl
> hacker signature programs. He is a founding board member of the Perl
> Mongers, the worldwide Perl grassroots advocacy organization. He is
> currently a co-host on FLOSS Weekly.
> His magazine articles are archived at his Stonehenge (Perl Training and
> Consulting) website  and you may find his PerlMonks postings from his
> member page .
> Please RSVP for the meeting, to Gryphon Shafer <gryphon at gryphonshafer.com
> and also let us know if you'll be attending the pre-meeting celebration
> (see below for details).
> Perl's 20th Birthday
> On December 18th, 1987, Larry Wall unleashed Perl 1.000 on the world (see
> the Perl Timeline ).
> We are going to celebrate Perl's birthday with pre-meeting dinner
> and drinks at the Pike Place Brew Pub , and with birthday cake at
> the meeting.
> Unfortunately, since its twenty first birthday is next year, Perl will
> have to wait outside while we enjoy adult beverages and tell Python and
> Ruby jokes.
> Thanks again 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.
> Meeting Location
> December's meeting space is provided by the kind folks at shiftboard.com:
> Terrace Room at The Harbor Steps:
> - The Harbor Steps is located at 1st & University Ave in Seattle.
> - Parking available on the street or in Western Ave lots.
> - The Terrace Room is located on the 6th Floor of the S.W. Building.
> - Enter the SW Building directly at 1200 Western Ave or use the Main
> Entrance (SE Building) located on 1st Avenue (next to Ipanema Grill)
> across from SAM.
> - We will post signs and/or people at both entrances, and you can also
> ask the concierge (or anybody else) for spot directions to the
> Terrace Room.
> - If you get lost, you can call Bryan's mobile phone (206.427-6436)
> See you there!
>  http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/columns.html
>  http://perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=6364;user=merlyn
>  http://history.perl.org/PerlTimeline.html
>  http://www.pikebrewing.com/
> Seattle Perl Users Group Mailing List
> POST TO: spug-list at pm.org
> SUBSCRIPTION: http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/spug-list
> MEETINGS: 3rd Tuesdays
> WEB PAGE: http://seattleperl.org/
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