on Impatience

Scott Chapman scott at lund.com
Fri Oct 27 17:15:34 CDT 2000

I'll be there if I can make it.  I'm also researching the Tigard Novell 
office, where Biznix and PJUG meet.


On 27 Oct 2000, at 14:02, Daniel Chetlin wrote:

> I would like to see PDX.pm revive itself. This is my attempt to help.
> The company I work for has access to a large conference room, and I've
> cleared with them the idea of having technical meetings there. We're in
> Lake Oswego, a few blocks from the 217/I-5 interchange. The conference
> room should be able to fit 30 comfortably seated, and more if necessary.
> My proposed plan of action is to have a social meeting sometime within
> the next week, and at that meeting try to plan a tech meeting for maybe
> two weeks from now. Where we do the social meeting doesn't matter.
> The conference room is not available on weekends, but can be had at any
> time after 5pm during the week, and can go as late as we want. The
> earlier we decide on a date and time, the better.
> What I would like to hear from everyone is:
>   * Whether there are enough interested people to bother about this
>   * Where and when we should do the social meeting
>   * What potential topics there would be for a tech meeting
> I am willing to talk about anything, though I don't have any particular
> topic in mind right now. In discussing possibilities with a co-worker,
> we came up with a few ideas:
>   * HTML::Parser and friends
>   * RExen
>   * Overloading operators
>   * Generating dynamic web content (beyond CGI.pm)
> That's just really off the top of our heads, though, and meant to spark
> ideas. I'm also working on a paper about default scoping in Perl, but
> it's mostly talking about how other languages do it, so I'm not sure
> it'd be of interest.
> Oh, one final thing: unless someone has a projector, the best we'll be
> able to do for presentations are whiteboards and overheads. There is a
> large TV in the conference room, but I suspect even if we went to the
> trouble of getting converters, the resolution would be bad enough that
> it'd be useless. So probably no demos.
> Hope to hear from you. Thanks!
> -dlc


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