[AmsterdamX-pm] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers June meeting (June 29th, 18:30)

me at upasana.me me at upasana.me
Fri Jun 26 17:10:29 PDT 2015

This June we're getting lots of amazing speakers. Don't miss it!

Please also fill in the following form if you intend to come:

In a nutshell:
Date: 29th, June Monday.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically)
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Monaco room on 1st floor.


Maxim Veuts - Warm and fuzzy text matching

I had a problem: got two somewhat-structured music playlists that were overlapping and I wanted to merge them together.

In this talk I will explain what fuzzy text matching is; cover a couple of techniques to do it; and showcase how Text::Fuzzy helped me to solve the problem. Colored terminal examples included.

Peter Rabbitson (Ribasushi) - From 2D to Tree-D

This talk will go over the internals of the DBIC rowparser, showcasing a practical example when code generation is useful (and thus justified). This is purely an algorithmic presentation - no knowledge of DBIC or even databases is necessary.

Ben Tyler - Distributed Systems 102: CRDTs for Poets and Perl Hackers

In which a humanities major reads a bunch of papers on distributed systems theory and attempts to explain them in plain language.

Fortunately, conflict free replicated data types (CRDTs) are just a straightforward monotonically increasing join semi-lattice with a least upper bound accomplished by enforcing idempotent and commutative merge functions (producing strong eventual consistency as long as the transport is eventually reliable). No sweat!

Come learn about conflict free replicated data types, what they can do for you, and why they might be interesting for all kinds of applications, not just for the Amazons and Googles of the world.

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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