[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
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.
At 12:45 PM 1/25/2016, Sawyer X wrote:
>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.
>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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
>> 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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