[AmsterdamX-pm] [NL-PM] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers September meeting (September 30th, 18:30)
roblassche at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 21 15:03:25 PDT 2014
I will attend: Rob Lassche
From: Sawyer X <xsawyerx at gmail.com>
To: Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers <amsterdamx-pm at pm.org>; Amsterdam.pm <nl-pm at amsterdam.pm.org>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 5:26 PM
Subject: [NL-PM] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers September meeting (September 30th, 18:30)
This September we will have a very special meeting. We have great speakers
and a surprise visit!
The surprise? *Karen Pauly*, the president of The Perl Foundation (TPF),
will be stopping by to give a short talk about TPF!
As well as Karen, *Peter Rabbitson (ribasushi)*, chainsaw delegate for
DBIx::Class, will also give a talk.
Finally, we somehow (and I take full credit for it), convinced *Rafaël
Garcia-Suarez (rgs)* to give a talk. Not only a talk, but a talk about core
hacking! Live! Because live demos always work! :)
And after the meeting we will have drinks, sponsored by Booking.com.
*In a nutshell:*
Date: Tuesday, September 30th.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically)
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Amsterdam room on 1st floor.
Then drinks upstairs on the 5th floor.
*Peter Rabbitson (ribasushi) - DBIx::Class - what is it and what is it good
DBIx::Class is a widely used and just as widely misunderstood SQL
metaprogramming framework (no, it is not an ORM, it just plays one on TV).
Come to see the primary maintainer of DBIx::Class (a.k.a. DBIC) give an
overview of its architecture, show some more advanced use cases where the
library really shines, and generally rant about the sorry state of the
RDBMS universe. ;)
*Rafaël Garcia-Suarez (rgs) - De anatomische les van Dr. RGS*
Watch a Perl 5 patch being written, as if you were in the perl5-porter's
*Karen Pauly - The Perl Foundation (TPF)*
Karen, the president of The Perl Foundation (TPF), will talk to us a bit
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
* 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
*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!
NOTE: Any disclaimer in this message is NULL and VOID. You may ignore it.
NL-PM at amsterdam.pm.org
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