SPUG: Meeting Announcement -- 20 May 2008

Colin Meyer cmeyer at helvella.org
Wed May 14 16:02:31 PDT 2008

Please note the new meeting location.

    May 2008 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

    Topic: The WhitePages.com Public Search API
    Speaker: Dan Sabath
    Meeting Date: Tuesday, 20 May 2008
    Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Marchex - 4th & Pine 

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


Tuesday, May 20th, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE PERL

Please note that there is a new meeting location this month. See below
for directions.

The WhitePages.com API exposes our basic query types via a REST
interface, allowing any developer to create mashups or stand alone
applications of their own. It is built on a solid and extensible OO
framework which handles simple Apache requests, data retrieval, and
returns a multitude of formats. Dan will be talking about the generic
aspects of the framework as well as some of the specifics of its

Dan Sabath is an underemployed Marine Biologist working as a software
engineer at WhitePages.com on the backend search team. Dan first wrote
some Perl in 1995 but really came to love it working with data
transformation for his thesis. His most recent project has been
developing the WhitePages.com API.

Meeting Location

413 Pine St, Suite 500
Seattle, WA  98101

Contact: Jackie Wolfstone - 206-491-8072

The building is just south of Westlake Center. Enter on 4th Avenue, near
Pine street. The entry is near the Dog In The Park hotdog stand.


Due to all of the shopping around us there is plenty of parking
available in garages, but it can be hard to find street parking in
the evening.

See you there! 
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