SPUG: October 2011 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
cmeyer at helvella.org
Wed Oct 12 20:05:10 PDT 2011
October 2011 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Marchex - 520 Pike Street
Cost: Admission is free and open to the public
Tuesday, October 18, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE PERL USERS
This Month's Talk
Scratch: it's not Perl, nor has much of anything to do with Perl. But it
is kinda neat and fun to play with. You see, have a look here:
It's a programming language for kids. With no syntax. Or, rather, the syntax
disguised as the shape of blocks that fit together to make programs. Er,
Here's a scratch project that my partner and I made while on an airplane
(If you create an account & login, then you get access to the beta flash
which is much better at playing these scratch projets in the browser than
default java applet.)
Turned out to be pretty fun to pass the laptop back and forth, taking turns
dorking with the sratch. Kind of like those stories you wrote in junior
where you passed pieces of paper around the room, and each person in turn
Anyhow, let's do that, yeah. Pre-install scratch on your laptop, bring it to
bar. Then we'll make some projects, pass the puters around to take turns
'em all up. Sounds fun.
This will be a social meeting, all of up inna bar. Elephant & Castle, you
If you are so inclined, please come to the pre-meeting at the nearby
& 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
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.
(same as pre-meeting, this month)
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)!
call (425) 533-2964 to ask a question
See you there!
p.s. top secret irc channel #spug on irc.perl.org
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