SPUG: May 2010 Memory Effecient Perl

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Wed May 12 11:51:13 PDT 2010

    May 2010 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

    Topic: Memory Efficient Perl
    Speaker: Josh ben Jore
    Meeting Date: Tuesday, 18 May 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/


Josh has stepped up to give a short presentation on memory effecient Perl.
There will be plenty of time available for socializing or if anyone would
like to share their new project or tell about the latest practical joke
they pulled off (using Perl, of course). Josh indicated that he may add
other topics as well (he'll post follow ups if further details are
available). Sorry for the late announcement. In the mean time...

You are invited to the next meeting of THE SEATTLE PERL USERS GROUP on
Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

This Month's Talk

Save a bunch of memory on your servers by picking up a few reporting and
reduction tricks. It's so easy a caveman could do it!

This talk will center around some experiences around reducing usage,
compacting, coalescing, and sharing at Whitepages.com.

About Josh ben Jore

Josh ben Jore is a crab wranger according to the internet or a serial
presenter at YAPC::NA or a senior engineer at WhitePages.com. He came to
Perl because he had to write a CGI appfor a political campaign and he'd
heard that Perl was best for that sort of thing. Since then, he's been
slacking off by writing or maintaining several dozen CPAN modules. His
latest perl-fu has been to shrink the memory usage of some honking big
in-memory databases and separately, helping get perl-5.12.0 out the door.


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.

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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.

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

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