[AmsterdamX-pm] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers January meeting (January 25th, 18:30)

Wendy G.A. van Dijk nl.pm at wendy.org
Mon Jan 25 05:03:11 PST 2016

Hi Sawyer,

Liz and I will be there.
And I am not sure if they told you themselves, but Dylan Hardison and 
Vadim will also be coming.

See'ya tonight.


At 12:45 PM 1/25/2016, Sawyer X wrote:
 >Hi everyone!
 >This is just a reminder that today we're having a great AmsterdamX.pm
 >meeting with lots of crazy interesting talks. Don't miss out!!
 >On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 4:44 PM, Sawyer X <xsawyerx at gmail.com> wrote:
 >> This January we're getting lots of amazing speakers, including a guest
 >> speaker - Dana Jacobsen! Don't miss it!
 >> (Please let me know if you plan to come.)
 >> In a nutshell:
 >> Date: 25th, January Monday.
 >> Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically)
 >> Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Amsterdam room on 1st floor.
 >> Talks:
 >> Mickey Nasriachi - PONAPI - The anti-bikeshedding tool for your REST API
 >> * Tired of arguing over how JSON responses should be formatted?
 >> * Come to my talk and I'll show you how you can avoid it.
 >> Gonzalo Diethelm - Devel::QuickCover - Quick & dirty code coverage for Perl
 >> * A lean and mean XS module that gathers runtime code coverage information
 >> * We will briefly describe how Perl uses an optree and how we can hook into
 >> it for our own nefarious purposes.
 >> * Then we will discuss the very simple implementation of Devel::QuickCover,
 >> which tracks what lines in each loaded Perl module are actually executed.
 >> * The talk will end with some real world instances of using
 >> Devel::QuickCover.
 >> Dana Jacobsen - Practical Cryptography
 >> * This talk will discuss cryptographic hashes, signing with DSA, encrypting
 >> with RSA, and random numbers.
 >> * Rather than discussing the theory and the hundreds of modules available,
 >> the focus is on a few good tools to get things done.
 >> Vikentiy Fesunov - Rust inside Perl
 >> * Rust is a new systems language with strong focus on memory safety.
 >> * It tries to help programmers write more correct code with as little
 >> runtime overhead as possible.
 >> * XS is an interface used by the perl interpreter to talk to native code,
 >> built on top of the C language.
 >> * This project's goal is to bring XS API to Rust and explore ways Rust can
 >> make development of well behaved perl extensions simpler.
 >> Unabridged:
 >> 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?
 >> 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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