[Purdue-pm] Okay, THAT was a wash

Dave Jacoby jacoby.david at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 07:06:02 PDT 2017

I wanted to get into "What are we going to do in Octover and November?",
but no, that didn't happen. Joe was under the weather and went home, and so
we moved to Food & Chat first.

I still think December is best for Starship Mongers, that it's a low-prep
concept that works well between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will put that
into the calendar this week.

But that leaves two meetings.

I would LIKE to get into using Moose to bring object orientation into Perl
code, if only as an excuse for me to spend time learning it. As if I didn't
have a whiteboard full of "give me an excuse" projects. But I don't think
people who aren't me want to hear it.

A new attendee expressed interest in talking about Flexbox, which would
have some practical benefit for me, but he didn't show up this time, so I
don't know.

I think having someone with better knowledge of R than I do talking about
REALLY doing analysis with it would be an idea. I mostly use it as a
plotting library, which really under-utilizes the awesome power of the
Tidyverse. When I did it, it brought a few new people, which made my poor
attempt even more shaming and sad. If only I knew someone...

Anyway, let's brainstorm some ideas and hope that Joe gets ... over the

Dave Jacoby
jacoby.david at gmail.com

"Be suspicious of things that work too well."
 -- Jennifer Neville
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