[Chicago-talk] Chicago Perl Workshop 2007?

Tony Wong a.wong2.nu at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 19:06:19 PDT 2007

All of these ideas are great. Since I couldn't make it to YAPC this
year and I will not be able to go to Pittsburgh, having something in
Chicago would be fantastic.

I'd be very glad to lend a hand with whatever needs to be done.


> * A 1 or 2 day mini-conference at PFX (or Hacklab? in Pilsen).  This
> would be free if we can get presenters for free.
> * A hackathon at the youth hostel downtown.  Perhaps we could do some
> talks too.
> * Paid, open-enrollment training by Stonehenge at a hotel downtown.
> I would like to do something that is Friday/Saturday/Sunday since that
> is long enough to convince people from other cities to show up.  My pipe
> dream is a 3 day hackathon, where half the day (or so) is open hacking,
> and the other half is structured talks.  That might be a pain to
> organize, though, so I'm interested in other ideas.  The idea is to keep
> it interesting, educational, low-cost, close to downtown, and easy to
> organize (since most of us are busy organizing YAPC).
> BTW, the idea that inspired this was London's Perl Teach-In and LPW:
> http://london.pm.org/teach-in/,
> http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2007/.  Apparently they are
> expecting 200 people!  Awesome!
> Anyway, your feedback would be appreciated.  What are you interested
> in?  What would you like to do to help?  Thanks in advance!
> Regards,
> Jonathan Rockway
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