[Kc] Andy Lester has offered to visit
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Mon Apr 7 14:28:46 PDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Andrew Hanenkamp
<sterling at hanenkamp.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I was chatting with Andy Lester, main contributor to PerlBuzz.com and author
> of WWW::Mechanize, ack, Module::Starter, and others you've probably heard of
> or used. He's given talks at YAPC and OSCON as well. He's interested in
> coming down and possibly giving a presentation to KC.pm. He'd be willing to
> come for free since he's only 8-10 hours of driving away.
> I was just curious what others would think, especially such a proposal
> coming from a JAPH that's never attended a physical meeting. I'd probably
> use this as an opportunity to become involved, despite the long distance
> relationship (I live in Manhattan).
> If the group is interested, I think he'd want a place to present slides, so
> I'm not sure if the usual venue would work or not. He'd be likely to talk on
> his latest interest, which is rethinking CPAN (though, I haven't asked).
> This is a budding project intended at trying to redesign CPAN to more
> readily answer questions like the recent DBIx::Class versus Class::DBI
> question discussed last week on this list.
I would be up for a presenter. The Kansas City Public Library
(Downtown) has very nice executive style chairs (seating for ~10-15)
and a projector to use. It wouldn't be to hard to book one of those
rooms for an event.
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