[Stonybrook-pm] Next meeting: February 11, 2004, 6 PM
kostas at cs.sunysb.edu
Tue Feb 3 15:27:16 CST 2004
The third Stony Brook Perl Mongers meeting (StonyBrook-PM-3,
http://stonybrook.pm.org/#meetings) will be on Wednesday,
February 11, 2004 at 6 PM in the Computer Science Lounge.
We hope that you will forward this email to your friends and
colleagues. You see we have slotted a 10-min "Introductions" item
on the agenda and we would like see many new faces!
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Take a look at our brand new web site (http://stonybrook.pm.org),
as we would like to have some of you involved in content
generation, and we will open the floor to ideas about what would
you like to see on the site. For example, I'm interested in having
a section titled "Perl Solutions" dedicated to useful, reusable
code that is too small to become a Perl module on CPAN.
Our mailing list is up and running, so please make sure you
subscribe ;) Check our web site for details.
The main course includes two speakers:
* Robert Rothenberg will be talking about past YAPC's and YAPC
North America 2004, which will be in Buffalo, NY, June 16-18.
We will be organizing a small trip there as I hear that it is a
lot of fun. If you are interested in sending an abstract the
deadline is 3/27. So mark your calendars.
* Lucas Carey who will introduce us to Bioperl, a collection of
Perl modules that facilitate the development of Perl scripts
for bioinformatics applications. Lucas will tell us what you
can do with Bioperl, why you would want to use it, and why you
wouldn't. He will then briefly talk about how Perl is used in
his lab to analyze microarray data by string-parsing
descriptions -- completely unrelated to Bioperl :)
After the presentations we plan to discuss
speakers/presentations/ideas for next meeting(s), and how can we
outreach to other departments/affiliated organizations/user
At that point everybody will be looking forward for a nice dinner,
so we will motion to move the meeting to a nearby restaurant that
serves adult beverages ;)
Kostas Pentikousis & Robert Rothenberg
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