[Chicago-talk] Planning a Chicago Perl Workshop - Interested?
andrew at cleverdomain.org
Tue Jul 16 15:28:51 PDT 2013
I will come if I can arrange it, and I'll also contact people at my old
company and see if they're interested. Having a "job fair" area is usually
a good way to attract some sponsorship.
Why Friday rather than Saturday? Just curious.
On Jul 15, 2013 12:06 PM, "Doug Bell" <madcityzen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chicago.PM is planning a small, one-day Perl workshop. Depending on
> interest, it will either be an "Intermediate Workshop", for people
> who've gotten started with Perl and want to learn the skills to turn
> them into a Perl Programmer, or it will have two tracks: Beginner and
> The cost is undetermined, but right now we are shooting for "Free". If
> there ends up being a cost to Chicago.PM, I am hoping that some
> generous Chicago.PM members will be willing to help defray the cost to
> the end-user (and I will be one of them), or some generous corporate
> benefactor might be interested in funding a little in return for some
> recognition and thanks.
> Due to the one-day nature of the event, I am shooting for
> October/November (Autumn, but not too cold to be able to walk around).
> This gives us enough time to plan and advertise (maybe), but the
> timetable is skewed because our team is leaving this building next
> year (and I do not want to hold the event over the winter, let Frozen
> Perl handle that ;). If that is not feasible, we can do early Spring
> (Late March / Early April) as I think we'll still be in this building
> Most likely the event will be all-day on a Friday. Our building will
> have plenty of telecommutes on Friday (we are a bank, after all), and
> it won't be a weekend.
> The event will probably be held in the same building we hold our
> regular meetings, 540 W Madison. The main reason to choose this
> building is cost, but since it is right downtown (just West of the
> Loop), it is convenient for Amtrak, Metra, and CTA riders. The CTA
> makes both O'Hare and Midway convenient as well. There is parking, but
> it is probably better to Park-and-Ride the CTA. There are hostels and
> hotels in the area we can help people to find.
> So, ask around! See if anyone is interested in attending a
> free-or-low-cost one-day Perl conference. I'll be posting a
> blogs.perl.org post with this information to also gauge interest.
> If just a half-dozen people are interested, we'll do it, I'm more
> worried that hundreds of people will be interested and I'll have to
> find some better venue.
> Doug Bell
> madcityzen at gmail.com
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