SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- September, 2007

Daina Wilburn dwilburn at whitepages.com
Sun Sep 16 13:02:02 PDT 2007

    September 2007 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

    Topic: Hacking with the Parrot
    Speaker: Allison Randal	
    Meeting Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2007
    Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Whitepages.com offices, downtown Seattle

    Cost: Admission is free and open to the public
    Info: http://seattleperl.org/


This coming Tuesday, September 18, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE PERL USERS GROUP and we really have a treat - visiting from the Rose City - ALLISON RANDAL, who will be giving a talk entitled "Hacking with the Parrot"


Parrot is a virtual machine like no other. Targeting dynamic languages
such as Perl, Python, Ruby, and PHP, it incorporates an object-oriented
assembly language, is register-based rather than stack-based, and
employs continuations as the core means of flow control. It hosts a
powerful suite of compiler tools tailored to dynamic languages and a
next generation regular expression engine. This brief talk walks
through the basics of what Parrot does and how it works, and then dives
right into the practical skills needed to use it today, with special
emphasis on PIR, Parrot's core language for writing extensions, modules,
tools, and compiler transformations.



Allison is a C and Perl hacker, the architect of Parrot, on the board of
directors of The Perl Foundation, and founder and president of Onyx Neon
Press. She also works for O'Reilly Media, planning the program for their
Open Source Convention.




So, as I always say, be sure to bring your friends, stray pets (ahem), and, of course, don't forget to bring yourself!  We'll see you at the next SPUG meeting!


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

Whitepages.com is located on the 16th floor of the Rainier Square
Tower (1301 5th Avenue, Seattle) which is across from the 5th Avenue

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 the host a
call on his cell phone[2] or [3] 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.

See you there! -DW

[1] - https://vpn.whitepages.com/go/www.whitepagesinc.com/locations
[2] - 206 354 7789 - Colin Meyer
[3] - 206-271-9267 - Daina Wilburn
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