[AmsterdamX-pm] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers May meeting (May 27th, 18:30)

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Tue May 13 14:29:20 PDT 2014

This May we will be hearing a few talks from the Dutch Perl Workshop (NLPW)
about CSV parsing, stylesheet compression and the MetaCPAN interface client.

*In a nutshell:*
Date: Tuesday, May 27th.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically).
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Beijing room on 5th floor.


*H.Merijn Brand - CSV looked at with an end-user view*

• New functionality
• RFC 7111
• Callbacks and hooks
• Parse CSV safe without writing object-oriented loops

*Simon Bertrang - Stylesheet Compression for Fun and Profit*

CSS::Compressor is a pure Perl implementation of the CSS compression parts
of Yahoo!'s YUIcompressor.

This talk is about motivation, insights, benefits and more, including facts
and numbers from production.

*Mickey Nasriachi - MetaCPAN::API is dead!*

MetaCPAN::Client provides the official interface to MetaCPAN's abundance of
features and introspection. Reading the documentation is boring, come to my
talk instead!

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 are already Amsterdam.pm
meetings. This is not about those. This is about AmsterdamX.pm.

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 Perl expats in Amsterdam already work.

This isn't to replace Amsterdam.pm, but to provide an additional group. It
is only meant to supplement.

*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! We suggest that people 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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