[Phoenix-pm] Meeting Announcement :)

Lorin Thwaits lthwaits at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 30 14:11:50 PST 2006

Thanks for the good words!  Was really great to have all the Perl-ers there. 
Now if we could just get more Java folks presenting, and a few Python guys 
as well, then I think we'd be covering all the major languages.  My goal is 
to have the most equal and broad coverage possible of current technology.  A 
big thanks to you folks for helping to make that happen.

For those curious, we had an estimated 325 people attend camp on Saturday.

Kinda funny that both the PLUG guys and us expected that with Code Camp 
happening concurrently, they would have more people getting installed. 
Heck, we had even put it on our agenda for people to sign up and everything 
to try to get them more sign-ups.  Strangely there was less attendance than 
normal for them, so apparently the other sessions were more compelling than 
the Ubuntu progress bar.

BTW, do you guys know about barCamp coming up in early December?  Josh 
Knowles, James Britt, and some other Ruby-centric guys are spearheading it, 
and just like with Code Camp any language goes.  The interesting catch?  Ya 
gotta present something if you're going.  (Doesn't have to be big, just 


Looks like it will be fun.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Walters" <scott at slowass.net>
To: "Brock" <awwaiid at thelackthereof.org>
Cc: <phoenix-pm at pm.org>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Phoenix-pm] Meeting Announcement :)

> Hi everyone,
> Two things...
> I need a graphical artist who doesn't suck.  The work is a series
> of miscellaneous things.  So, what's a good board or site to go to
> to shop for graphic designers?
> CodeCamp -- nicely done.  Very low fuss.  Speakers don't even
> have to check in.  Someone steps into your talk part way
> through to make sure you're there, apparently, and takes some
> photos.  No cost.  Nice turnout for a local thing... probably
> a few hundred people there.  UACT doesn't exactly have a
> campus, but it's very nicely appointed.  They have a computer
> lab in a depression in the floor which was is nice for eatting
> lunch and playing with your laptop or hanging out, and they
> have various game systems hooked up to TVs, and bright, modern
> data projectors, and good classroom space.  Talks were good
> all in all with a few great ones in there.  The 'Why Your
> User Interface Sucks' was a hoot.  Various users groups
> descended upon it.  The Microsoft weenies were everywhere,
> but PLUG (Phoenix Linux Users Group) had an all day install-fest
> going.  I meant to swing by and rub elbows but never quite
> got around to it.  There were three Perl talks, as you know,
> but when the audience was asked if there were any Perl users
> in the UI talk, about 30 hands went up, so the Perlers were
> around.
> -scott
> On  0, Brock <awwaiid at thelackthereof.org> wrote:
>> We are having our next meeting on Saturday at DesertCodeCamp :)
>> http://desertcodecamp.com/
>> We will have three perl-related talks,
>> * The Catalyst Framework (Christopher)
>> * Perl for the Beginning or Aspiring Clinically Insane Programmer (Scott)
>> * Perl Continuity: Create Web Applications Using Continuations (Brock)
>> I, being completely biased, am most interested in you attending the talk
>> on Continuity which will take place at 5:05pm. I (and Scott) have
>> presented various bits of it over the last few years, but this is the
>> real deal. This will be a prequel to a perl.com article, so I'll be
>> especially interested in feedback.
>> I don't think you _really_ need to register or anything, but it would
>> probably be nice for the hosts.
>> Of course, I could also re-present this at a perl-only meeting too.
>> --Brock
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