Urgent Request: Perl @ The UKUUG Conference

Tom Hukins tom at eborcom.com
Fri Jan 11 07:16:02 PST 2008

Is anyone up for giving a talk in Birmingham in April?  As a bonus,
you could do a practice run at our next technical meeting (which I
will start organising soon - promise).

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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:32:16 +0000
From: Barbie <barbie at missbarbell.co.uk>
To: "London.pm Perl M\[ou\]ngers" <london.pm at london.pm.org>
Subject: Urgent Request: Perl @ The UKUUG Conference

Dear All,

Back last year I advertised about the UKUUG conference [1,2] on use.perl
[3], with the hope that we might get some Perl talk submissions.
Unfortunately we've had none. While JJ, Brian McCauley and myself have
all agreed to speak, we're looking for several more Perl talks. The
conference takes place from Monday March 31st to Wednesday 2nd April,
with tutorials on the first two days and regular talks on the last 2

[1] http://spring2008.ukuug.org
[2] http://www.ukuug.org/events/spring2008/
[3] http://use.perl.org/~barbie/journal/34593/

We're looking to fill slots of 30, 45 and 60 minutes, so if you have a
presentation that you would be willing to give on Tuesday 1st April or
Wednesday 2nd April, please contact me as soon as possible. As the
deadline has passed for submissions, the organisers are keen to fill
slots rather quickly. At this stage all we need from you is the

* Your Name
* Contact Email Address
* Presentation Title
* Presentation Length
* Presentation Abstract
* Personal Bio (optional, can be provided later)

The abstract just needs to provide enough information to understand what
you will be talking about.

Also if you have a lightning talk (5 minute slot) you would be willing
to give, please feel free to submit those presentations too.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please send submissions to me personally (Barbie
<barbie at missbarbell.co.uk>), as I am coordinating the Perl sessions. I
would also be grateful if you were able to get submissions to me over
the weekend. Sorry about the short notice.

The UKUUG Conference will take place in Birmingham city centre, at The
Birmingham Conservatoire [4], where GUADEC and PyCon were held. The
venue is a short walk from New Street station, and is on the same route
from the station to the 2006 YAPC::Europe venue (if you attended that),
except closer. Birmingham.pm were planning to hold a Perl Workshop on
the weekend before, but unfortunately due to lack of time and resources
we are not in a position to organise this. As such we are working with
the UKUUG organisers to help promote the Perl side of things at the

[4] http://www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk/

The conference theme is "Dynamic Languages", so if you have
presentations on other languages that would be appropriate, please fee
free to submit those too.

As there are several UK Perl Monger group leaders on this list, please
forward to your own lists if you think there are people who would be
willing to present.

If you need any further info, please email me offlist, thanks.


PS: Yes I know they've gone and put "PERL" on the website, that should
be changed soon :)
Birmingham Perl Mongers - http://birmingham.pm.org
Memoirs Of A Roadie - http://barbie.missbarbell.co.uk

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