[Chicago-talk] June meeting cancelled -- Speakers Needed for July

Doug Bell madcityzen at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 19:15:42 PDT 2016

Hello everyone,

Unfortunately, I have to cancel next week's meeting. I've been busy preparing for The Perl Conference (formerly YAPC) and couldn't secure a venue+host combination since both Joel and I will be out next week.

Everything will be back to normal for July, but we need some topic ideas for our next meetings. You can talk about whatever you want, as long as it's something related to technology, working with technology, or working in the tech industry. If it's tangentially-related to Perl, all's the better.

Below are some potential topic ideas if you’ve got knowledge and would like to talk about it. You can talk for as little as 10 minutes to as much as an hour (or even a bit longer).

If you’d like to propose a topic, e-mail me and let me know what you'd like to discuss and when you're available. For some examples of topics already discussed at meetings, see http://chicago.pm.org/talks/.

## Topic Ideas

This document is available on Google Docs if you've got additional topic ideas you'd like to see. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLJS2xUA4K1eMDL7kCUbY__zWuN62nRgorGxf4AOsK4/edit?usp=sharing

### Introduction To…

* DBIx::Class
* Rex (http://rexify.org)
* Dist::Zilla
* Catalyst
* perlbrew / plenv / carton
* Moose
* Perl::Critic

### Soft squishy things

* Reports on other groups/conferences/meetings you’ve attended
* How I got my team to use Perl
* Why it’s so hard to hire Perl programmers
* How to talk to management about X
* How I use Perl in my hobby
* How I saved lots of work for my church by using Perl
* How I put my FitBit’s graphs to shame with Perl
* How I handle working in both Windows and Unix Perl
* How life in Perl on Platform X is different from Platform Y
* What’s in your ~/bin?
* All about the work I have done on project X
* All the projects I’ve contributed to, and why

### How To … in Perl

* Scrape websites
* Work with Excel files
* Handle character encoding
* Perl alternatives for those coming from other languages
* Functional programming in Perl (List::Util List::UtilsBy Iterators Syntax::Keyword::Junction)
* Microservices
* Write a module

### Learning Perl

* Write an automated test
* What are references?
* How to use CPAN
* How to release to CPAN
* Perl one-liners
* Working with files

### Related new technologies

* Nginx
* ElasticSearch / Solr
* R
* Docker

### Tangentially-Related

* Basic UNIX shell
* Building Relational Database Schemas
* GNU Make
* Using version control systems
* Continuous Integration
* HTML and CSS

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