[Melbourne-pm] Next meeting - 24th Feb, 2016 (TONIGHT)

Alfie John alfiej at fastmail.fm
Mon Feb 22 11:51:24 PST 2016

Hello Perl Mongers!

Just a friendly reminder that Melbourne Perl Mongers is tonight at

  Level 1,
  91-97 William Street,
  Melbourne CBD


On Tue, Jan 19, 2016, at 08:02 AM, Alfie John wrote:
> Hello Perl Mongers!
> While Ricardo in is town, we've managed to convince him to give a talk.
> If you would also like to present, want to let people know that you are
> recruiting, or looking for work, please let the list know!
> The next Melbourne Perl Mongers meeting will be on Tuesday the 23th of
> February, 2016 and will start around 6:30pm:
>   FastMail
>   Level 1,
>   91-97 William Street,
>   Melbourne CBD
> Ricardo Signes will be giving a talk titled "1.21 Gigawatts":
>   Some talks carefully guide the listeners through the entirety of a
>   topic, starting with the basics and ending with the fine details.
>   Everybody in the audience leaves feeling like they've really learned
>   something thoroughly. That's… not the plan for today.  Instead, we're
>   just going to see the highlight reel of a bunch of topics that caught
>   my interest over the course of the year: the best modules you're not
>   using, stupid optimization tricks, tools for handling catastrophic
>   program failure, git scripts you'll become dependent on, a review of
>   cool (and uncool) changes in Perl, productivity tools, and who knows
>   what else.  I will stand in place and let lightning talks strike over
>   and over, until I am reduced to cinders.  You get to witness the
>   ordeal, and you might just learn a thing or two.
> Ricardo Signes studied philosophy and religion, only to learn that no
> jobs existed for these degrees apart from "Computer Programmer (Perl)."
> He has tried to make do, becoming a frequent contributor to the CPAN and
> finally,  through some accident of fate, project manager ("pumpking")
> for Perl 5  itself.  In his free time he writes code that then deletes
> it as quickly as  possible, lest he have to maintain it.
> Alfie
> -- 
>   Alfie John
>   alfiej at fastmail.fm


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