[AmsterdamX-pm] AmsterdamX.pm - Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers (October 29th, 18:30, Hong Kong & Osaka Room)

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 06:04:33 PDT 2013

 In this meeting we will get to see some advanced things, from Simon's
madness, Flavio's insanity and a guest talk by the ever-lovely Damien
In a nutshell:*
 Date: Tuesday, October 29th.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically)
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Hong Kong & Osaka room, 5th floor.

**Simon Bertrang - Pipeworks: Pipeline Processing Framework for Perl*

Presentation of a message oriented pipeline processing framework that
allows separation of concerns and organization of functional units into
small steps.
The talk explains the concepts, ideas and how it is used in production to
make typical cron jobs more testable, maintainable and extensible.
**Flávio Glock - An Introduction to Perlito5
Perlito5 is the Perl5 compiler in the Perlito compiler collection.
In this introduction we will discuss some applications of Perlito5, and
then go through some of the internals.

- The Perlito project, Perl5 and Perl6 compilers
- Perl 5 to Javascript, running Perl in node.js and browser
- Perl 5 to Perl 6 and automatically refactoring code
- The Very Experimental Stuff - compile to XS, JIT
- Tour of the Perlito source code

Recommended reading:

**Damien Krotkine - Forcing timeouts on sockets (PerlIO, Redis, Riak)*

When using a web service with high expectation on the speed and latency,
you often want to abort connection if it's too slow / latency is too high.
I present a portable way to automatically make a Perl socket aware of read
/ write timeouts. And I explain why I did that and how.

You've probably heard of the Perl Mongers meetings, where fellow Perl (and
non-Perl programmers) can get together to "talk shop", make fun of
everything (including Perl) and have a good time. These meetings often have
a few technical talks (which are usually light-hearted, and not necessarily
- but likely - involve Perl). There is already the Amsterdam.pm talks. This
is not about that. This is about AmsterdamX.pm, which will have its second
meeting on *October 29th*, at *18:30*, in the *Hong Kong & Osaka room* (*5th
floor*), at *Booking.com*, *Herengracht 597*.

The talks can be a 5 minute tidbit about a cool module, or a 40 minute
tutorial about some cool new (or old) software.

*AmsterdamX.pm (Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers) is a new Perl Mongers group
whose purpose is to optimize for expats. The major differences are:
* use English; We might speak more than 50 languages, but we commonly speak
only one.
* Meeting early: we meet at 18:30, so you can come straight from work
instead of having a long buffer time to the meeting.
* Held at Booking.com, where most expats in Amsterdam already work.

This isn't instead of Amsterdam.pm, but to provide an additional group. It
is not meant to replace, but to supplement. There is no affiliation between
Amsterdam.pm and AmsterdamX.pm.

*Why should I attend?
*Here are a few reasons which might appeal to you:
* You will improve your knowledge of Perl (and most likely other
technologies) through the knowledge and experience of others. It's like a
free course, with snacks!
* You could give a talk and share your knowledge and experience. If you're
going to YAPC to give a talk, this is great practice.
* It's a wonderful chance to socialize.

*How many talks, and how long are they?*
Usually there will be 2-3 talks, ranging between 5 minutes (lightning) and
40 minutes (tutorial).

*Is it just for Booking.com?*
No. This isn't Booking.pm, this is AmsterdamX.pm. (also, Sparta!)
This means that everyone is invited! At first we would like people to *
register* so we could have a good estimate of the people arriving. This
will help with various things like optimized snack distribution, making
sure reception knows of people arriving that don't have keys, making sure
we get a proper room, etc.

* **Now I'm interested, what's the next step?*
Please let us know by return email if you will be attending as well as the
names of anyone you plan on bringing from outside of Booking.com.

Then mark the date, time and place and show up!

 See you there!
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