[AmsterdamX-pm] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers October meeting (October 26th, 18:15)

Upasana Shukla me at upasana.me
Thu Oct 22 14:18:08 PDT 2015

This October 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: 26th, October Monday.
Time: 18:15 - 20:30 (theoretically)
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Amsterdam room on 1st floor.


Jader Dias - Parallel Crawler in Perl6 and Go (15 min)

* how a new Perl6 feature can make scheduling new workers during the
execution of older ones easier and terser

Vikentiy Fesunov - Writing JIT compiler in Perl (10 min)

* An overview of a project to write a JIT compiler for a simple language
in Perl.

Julian Levens - Proper symlinks for Windows perl (30 min)

* Windows has had hardlinks and junctions for some time (circa 2000).
However, you needed to call the Windows API to use them. For perl circa
2004 Win32::Hardlink and Win32::Symlink came to CPAN but as junctions
are not symlinks these are not a seamless replacement. Since Vista,
Windows has had POSIX compliant symlinks. This talk will cover the
development of Win32::Links to transparently support symlinks in Windows
perl scripts.

Maxim Vuets - very iterators. so lazy. amaze! (20 min)

* An iterator is a neat concept to hide complexities of accessing a data
collection behind a simple interface. Moreover it enables one to benefit
from lazy evaluation, modular code design, and code-as-data.

* In this talk I want to refresh your memory on Perl built-in iterators
and closures. Then take an iterator-less example of code and
step-by-step bring it to an iterator-ful shape.

* Don't be hold off by all the buzz words---I'll have kittens!

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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