[Melbourne-pm] OSD Club meeting - tomorrow night 14th June

Jacinta Richardson jarich at perltraining.com.au
Wed Jun 13 04:42:17 PDT 2007

Sorry about the late notice.

Open Source Developers' Club Meeting (hosted by the PHP user group)


Date: Thursday 14th June 2007
Time: 7.00pm


Hitwise Melbourne
Level 6, 580 St Kilda Rd

Human Interfaces for Geeks - Paul Fenwick - 7:15 - 8:00pm

As technical professionals we excel at understanding protocols,
standards, file-formats, and APIs. Whenever there is a doubt as to the
correct way to do things, one merely needs to read the fine manual or
source code.

Unfortunately the reference manual for humans was lost a long time ago,
and the source code is poorly documented. We've been struggling with
inter-human communication ever since.

Paul Fenwick will present his findings at reverse-engineering the human
communication protocol.

Google Web Toolkit & Gears - Scott Penrose - 8:15 - 9:00pm

Writing large scale Javascript/AJAX applications with a large group of
developers is very difficult. Using a strongly typed language with built
in testing capabilities and real time debugging via a GUI IDE may be the
answer. Come and see how GWT can be used to write AJAX applications.

Now that you have written your large AJAX applciation your customers
find it a little slow to load, locks up your UI (Javascript UI is single
threaded) and is not available on the train - well Gears is your answer.
Come and see a simple demonstration of offline applications.

Socialising & Networking - 9:00pm onward

After the meeting we'll be moving across the road to the Belgian Beer
Cafe, for an informal chat over a few cold ones.

Pizza, softdrink, tea, coffee and comfy swivel chairs will be provided
with compliments of our major sponsor, Hitwise.

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