[AmsterdamX-pm] (Sorry, no CFS) Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers November meeting (November 30th, 18:30)

Upasana Shukla me at upasana.me
Sat Nov 14 11:31:46 PST 2015

Hi everyone,

Sorry to the people who were waiting for CFS (Call for Speakers) email
for the next AmsterdamX.pm meeting & thanks to the people who created a
waiting list(YES, IT'S TRUE :D) for speaking at AmsterdamX.pm meeting.
Since, we had enough number of speakers, so we didn't send the CFS
email. Here is the formal announcement of the meeting :) :

This November 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: 30th, November Monday.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically)
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Amsterdam room on 1st floor.


Gonzalo Diethelm - HTTP::XSHeaders -- reimplementing the interface of
HTTP::Headers in C (30 min)

* HTTP::Headers is a library that handles a collection of headers and
their values;

* this talk presents the fascinating voyage from working but slow(er)
Perl code to fast(er) and (almost) working C code.

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) (30 min) - DBIx::Class - Can of Worms || Best
Thing Since Sliced Bread

* DBIx::Class is both a very useful tool for applications using SQL
databases and an intimidating piece of software.

* You can find comprehensive documentation about DBIx::Class on CPAN,
but it is not easy to find the stuff that makes it the best thing since
sliced bread.

* In this talk we brush through the rough edges of DBIx::Class and look
how they can be alleviated with goodies like Candy, Helpers and other
amazing add-ons for DBIx::Class.

* Also I will make a case why using DBIx::Class is a splendid idea, for
example getting rid of embedded SQL, painless database upgrades and
keeping the business logic outside of your main applications.

Sawyer X - RFC: Ref::Util: accurate functions in XS for checking
references (possibly using custom op codes) (30 min)

* "ref($ref) eq $ref_type" is very common but inexact. instead, I wrote
some functions in XS to do it accurately. What? XS? How? Let me show you.

Maxim Vuets - Quack quack o< (5 min)

* **duck**¹ /dʌk/

* _noun_

* A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a
waddling gait.

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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