SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- 19 February 2008

Colin Meyer cmeyer at helvella.org
Wed Feb 6 15:37:46 PST 2008

    February 2008 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

    Topic: DBI - Using Relational Databases from Perl
    Speaker: Colin Meyer
    Meeting Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2008
    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, February 19th, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE

Do you fear the void, the great undefined value, the null? If so, you
can relate to SPUG's fears for this month. As of one week ago, THERE
WAS NO ONE SCHEDULED TO GIVE A TALK! Gryphon managed to shanghai me
into presenting at the last minute. Please help us avoid this
situation. You've been thinking of giving a talk: what your company is
doing with Perl, or some neat little thing that you've worked on, or a
discussion of coding styles and the one correct way to write Perl
programs. Please, folks, hesitate no longer. Schedule yourself for a
talk. We are an easy going group and giving a talk at SPUG is a great
introduction to public speaking. You don't need to be a Perl guru, you
just need to enjoy the language.

Anyway. This month I'll be talking about the Perl Database Interface,
DBI.pm. This is a moderate level talk, based on a class that I wrote
and used to teach for Consultix, Inc. We'll talk about what
relational databases are, and how to make use of them through Perl, a
very handy skill.


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

February's meeting space is provided by Bryan Lhuillier of 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! 

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