[AmsterdamX-pm] Amsterdam eXpats Perl Mongers March meeting (March 22nd, 18:30)

Sawyer X xsawyerx at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 07:41:19 PST 2016

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

This meeting will be all about other languages: C++, Javascript, and Erlang!

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

In a nutshell:
Date: 22nd, March Tuesday.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically)
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Auditorium room on 5th floor.


James Laver - Not Your Grandad's C++

Build Your Own Modern C++

Frederico Recsky - Translate Perl to Javascript

Using Perlito "perl dialect", we translate perlito to javascript and
run it on browser.

The only goal is to introduce new comers to out beloved language.

Ben Tyler - Playing with shiny things: Introduction to Elixir

Erlang! Functional programming! Concurrency! Distributed systems! Nine
nines uptime! Custom sigils! (wait, custom sigils??)

Elixir is a nifty language built on top of the Erlang VM -- it pairs
the Erlang superpowers (concurrency, reliability, distributed systems)
with a Ruby-ish syntax and some revisions/reinterpretations of the
Erlang standard library. We'll go through some of the strong and weak
points, then build a simple application together. Along the way, we'll
compare some of the properties of the Erlang concurrency model to the
event loops we often use for writing asynchronous programs in Perl.

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

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
* 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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