SPUG: REMINDER Marche 2010 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Mon Mar 15 20:01:00 PDT 2010

Yeah, okay. This isn't exactly a reminder. I lied. As you may have read a
few weeks ago, Tim has agreed to give a talk at SPUG this month. BUT, in
the intervening time I have failed to do all those things that need to be
done to make sure things are really happening (like verifying that the
speaker is still going to show up, that the meeting room is still a go,
get a proper description of the talk assembled, get a bio for the speaker,
wrap it all together and send it to the list several times for the people
who are still surprised when SPUG day suddenly arrives). But life
intervened. Or work I should say. Well, it didn't intervene so much as
took over my CPU. That and Formula 1 season started (Semper Ferrari!). 

So, I may very well be lying below. I'm hoping that everything will align
itself and happen more or less as described in the announcement that

In other news, I am pre-announcing the April 20th SPUG meeting (after
taxes are due) where that hard core hacker, Joshua ben Jore, will talk
about what's new in Perl 5.12. This is not a lie. The cake is delicious.

    March 2010 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

    Topic: The Non-Sanitized Version
    Speaker: Dr. Tim Maher
    Meeting Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2010
    Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Marchex - 520 Pike Street

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


Tuesday, March 16, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE PERL USERS

This Month's Talk

Tim's going to talk about Perl. Aside from that, he'll talk about whatever
he wants to talk about. Why? Well, lots of reasons! But he did mention,

    "What I'd most like to do is show some of the less commonly seen
    programming examples from my book[1], and tell the more "edgy" versions of
    the stories that my publisher made me tone down for political correctness
    (e.g., the non-sanitized version of "The Legend of Nexpr")."

[1] - http://MinimalPerl.com/

About Dr. Tim Maher

Dr. Maher has trekked a remarkable path through life. A few examples
include singing (twice) with The Persuasions (a cappella), playing and
studying the sitar with Nazir Jairazbhoy in India, writing a top-selling
book, teaching as professor of psychology at several institutes, and
writing and performing "Christmas Break by Rapmaster Scrooge[2]"

[2] - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-4WfTT98-0


If you are so inclined, please come to the pre-meeting at the nearby
Elephant & Castle pub on 5th & Union (see map link below). Come enjoy some
friendly conversation and perhaps a favorite beverage (they have a full
restaurant too). We can usually be found at the back under the TV near the
rear entrance that goes up into the hotel (if you enter through the front
doors, just go straight back past the bar). We'll be there from 5:00 pm to
6:19 pm.

Meeting Location

520 Pike Street, Suite 1800
Seattle, WA  98101

The building is just East of Westlake Center. Enter from Pike Street.


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. There is
also a parking garage in the building, but check the rates and closing time
(subject to change due to downtown events)!

Attendees will need to wait near the elevators in the lobby and a Marchex
employee will provide access to the 18th floor where the meeting room is
located. If no one shows up to let you in, call (425) 533-2964 to let them
know you're in the lobby.

See you there! 

Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

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