[Melbourne-pm] Next meeting - Tue 3 February 2009 *tomorrow* - Klingon Programming and linuxAV 2009

Jacinta Richardson jarich at perltraining.com.au
Sun Feb 1 16:45:31 PST 2009

This month Melbourne Perl Mongers are invited to join the Linux Users Victoria
for their meeting where Paul will present his OSDC talk:
The Art of Klingon Programming, TOMORROW NIGHT.

I believe that the PHP group will be hosting the next OSDClub meeting next week,
Thursday 12th February; details to be confirmed soon.  Next month we'll return
to our regular meeting time and place where Alec will talk about git and github.

	Date:		TOMORROW: Tuesday 3rd February 2009
	Time:		6:30pm for 7pm start
	Location:	The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building,
			Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus,

	Maps: 		http://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/about/location/map/
			(The building is in B10-11 in the second map listed)

* Paul Fenwick - The Art of Klingon Programming
* Robin Gareus - State of the Art: linuxAV 2009

* After the meeting, come have dinner with us at Maria's Trattoria!
122-124 Peel St

More information: http://www.luv.asn.au/2009/02

Here are the details of the talks:

** The Art of Klingon Programming by Paul Fenwick **

A good programmer needs many qualities: intelligence, foresight, dedication,
and the ability to fight off a hundred angry targh armed only with your
bat'leth. On Qo'noS, software developers undertake an intensive course in
combat programming before they are cleared for active duty. The tlhIngan
traditions have long known one truth holds true for both glory in battle and
software development:

    bIlujDI' yIchegh()Qo'; yIHegh()!

    It is better to die() than to return() in failure.

For too long, Perl has been a pujwI', and unsuitable for use by true warriors.
In this talk we will show how the new autodie pragma can help you to code
with batlh!

** State of the Art: linuxAV 2009 by Robin Gareus **

A walk though Audio/Video/Film production on GNU/Linux.
After a ~15-20min presentation and overview of available FLOSS tools,
including a quick from "scratch to master" example, the talk can go in
depth on one or two topics the audience is most interested in:
 * recent FOMS developments.
 * System setup: codecs/ffmpeg, JACK, real-time, openCV, dvgrab..
 * Linux Audio tools for composition, sound-design and mastering.
 * Live performance and installation interaction development:
   OSC, JACK-MIDI and friends.
 * libopenvideo from the inside(r) ;)
 * AV-sync, formats, color-spaces and transcoding.

Robin graduated in High-Energy Physics and after a short career at CERN plus
two years at Berkeley Lab moved to Amsterdam, NL, turning to full-time FLOSS
development of Multimedia Applications, Sound-Design, A/V Installations and
Production in 2005. He managed projects from mastering the postgres-Live CD,
writing xjadeo.sf.net (The JACK video player), is the author of various
multimedia and web applications and maintains a few libraries; including but
not limited to web-standards: xmpp-pubsub, OAuth.

Since 2005 Robin is responsible for the services at linuxaudio.org and active
on Linux-Audio Conferences. He occasionally teaches Linux-Workshops since
1998 and co-organized the Bar-camp Amsterdam 2008. Robin contributes to
various projects fi. openmovieeditor, freeJ, ardour, dokuwiki,.. Recently he
is working on the video-track feature for ardour in conjunction with
sound-design for the short-film "Wicked". Robin is known to dislike
gated-reverbs and owns a tube-amp for a shiksa.


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