Fifth Anniversary Technical Meeting: Tuesday 12th October, 2010

Pavel Merdin pavel at
Mon Oct 11 13:04:42 PDT 2010

  Hi, everyone.

I'm Pavel Merdin. I just moved to the MK recently. It would be nice to 
listen to various talks and getting someone's experience in different 
I would be happy if someone gave me a phone number in case I get lost in 
the campus :).

P.S. Sorry if it's a duplicate.

On 28/09/2010 17:01, Tom Hukins wrote:
> Doesn't time fly?  Milton Keynes Perl Mongers has existed for 5 years:
> We will celebrate our fifth anniversary with various talks about Perl
> followed by informal discussion over a few drinks.  Anyone is welcome to
> attend, regardless of expertise, so please join us on the 12th October.
> For more details, see
> The meeting takes place at the Open University's Systems Seminar Room.
> Arrive at 7pm so the first talk can start promptly at 7.15.  See below
> for directions.
> We have the following talks lined up:
> An introduction to writing web servers with POE (Colin Bradford)
> POE is a Perl framework for writing reactive programs.  I'll give a
> brief introduction to POE and event based programming, and then explain
> how I've used it to distribute data in near real time to web clients.
> TV listings with XMLTV (Nick Morrott)
> The XMLTV project is a mature Perl-based project that provides a set of
> libraries, grabbers and utilities to collect, process and filter TV
> listings from all over the world in XML format. Applications that
> currently make use of this data include digital video recorder
> applications such as MythTV, and listings viewers such as FreeGuide.
> I will give an overview of the project, discuss the XMLTV DTD format,
> examine the internals of a typical grabber, and discuss some of the
> modules used in the collection of data. I will also briefly discuss
> configuring a grabber for use, compare the use of XMLTV listings with
> those from the Freeview/Freesat EPGs, and finally outline some
> in-progress work to improve the end-user experience.
> See also:
> Evolving Software with Moose (Dave Cross)
> The North West England Perl Mongers took Dave's Perlanet feed
> aggregation module and reinvented it as something wonderful. This talk
> will describe what they did, exploring a few interesting corners about
> Moose such as lazy attributes and traits.
> We also have several brief lightning talks:
> Using PAR to Package and Deploy Perl Applications (Tony Edwardson)
> Microsoft Exchange and SOAP - my two great loves (Oliver Gorwits)
> Using Lovefilm's API (Paul Mooney):  An overview of OAUTH and REST and
> how you can use WWW::Lovefilm::API to simplify both when talking to the
> Please pass on this message to anyone who you think might like to attend
> or encourage people to attend using your favourite social networks.
> Thanks to bob for - I
> would appreciate someone with a Twitter account adding details and tags
> to this.
> Finally, remember to arrive at the OU for 7pm on Tuesday 12th October.
> Here's how to find us:
>   First, find the OU campus as described at
>   Enter the campus (signposted Open University, not Open University East),
>   via Brickhill Street (V10).
>   Take the middle lane past Security (on the left), through the barriers, and
>   then turn right on to Ring Road East.
>   Ahead you will see the road narrows to single lane on your side of the
>   road, where there are no entry signs.  Just prior to this is the
>   entrance to a car park on the left (marked Inner East Parking on the
>   campus map).  Take this left turn and head to the top left (North West
>   on the campus map) of the car park.
>   The meeting is in the south east section of the Venables Building,
>   nearest the Inner East Parking on the campus map.
>   Take the path (marked in orange on the campus map) west from the car park
>   toward the centre of campus.
>   Take a right under an archway in to the courtyard area bound by Venables
>   South, East, and South East, keeping right (heading North East on the campus
>   map), behind the building section marked South East.
>   You will find a double door on your right, which is Entrance G at the
>   South East section of Venables Building.
>   We'll see you there, as these are usually access controlled doors, so you
>   will probably need to be let in.
> If you haven't attended one of our meetings at the OU before, you might
> want to ask for someone's phone number in case you have trouble finding
> us.  If you need a lift to the meeting, please ask our mailing list or
> IRC channel (see for details).
> See you on the 12th,
> Tom
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