SPUG: September 2010 Meeting Announcement

Bryce Baril vaticide at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 11:47:02 PDT 2010

Any perl should work. The client will run on your system and talk to a
server via json over HTTP


On Sep 21, 2010 11:31 AM, "Croote, Rick" <rick.croote at philips.com> wrote:
> Interesting. I believe my laptop has Perl 5.8.9 (work PC, and the version
used there). Is there some specific environment/Perl requirements to play
this game?
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> Subject: SPUG: September 2010 Meeting Announcement
> September 2010 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
> ====================================================
> Topic: SPUG Perl Bake-Off
> Officiator: Bryce Baril
> Meeting Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2010
> Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30+ p.m.
> Location: Marchex - 520 Pike Street
> - Note: Our normal conference room is not available. I am
> working on finding us another room in the same building -- most likely
> on the 20th floor.
> Cost: Admission is free and open to the public
> Food/Drink: Sorry, no food this time, but soda will be provided.
> Info: http://seattleperl.org/
> === DETAILS ===
> SPUG, I challenge* you all to a live coding contest at the next SPUG
> Yes, there will be prizes.
> This contest is open to those of any skill level. Don't be
> intimidated -- if you think you'll need help we'll pair you with
> someone who can provide some expertise.
> One of my main goals with this experiment is mentoring. I am really
> hoping those of you who consider yourselves new to or rusty with Perl
> to come and learn some new tricks, maybe a little "Modern" Perl from
> some of our seasoned regulars.
> Likewise if someone is planning on trying something interesting you
> want to learn more about (e.g. Perl 6, MooseX::Declare, etc.) you can
> try and team up with that person.
> The rules of the contest will be this:
> * Teams of 2(ish)
> * The contest will be writing simple clients to play a game
> * Your code will compete in the game directly against the other
> participants to determine the winner
> * Full details to be released at the start of the meeting
> * It will use a simple web API
> * Someone on your team will need a laptop (I will provide wireless best I
> * No cheating
> The team size (soft) max is 2 because I don't want to buy that many
> The contest I've chosen is purposefully simple in order to try and
> make it possible to create working entries with enough time to run the
> tournament and present prizes at the end of the meeting.
> Pre-Meeting
> ===========
> 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
> ================
> Marchex
> 520 Pike Street, Suite 1800
> Seattle, WA 98101
> The building is just East of Westlake Center. Enter from Pike Street.
> http://xrl.us/spugmap
> 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.
> Good Luck!
> -Bryce
> * I will be officiating, not participating. I am writing the contest
> server, after all.
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