[SLpm] Re: what next?

Ryan ryan at ryansimpkins.com
Thu Jul 18 10:51:47 CDT 2002

I've got a great idea. Why don't we start by meeting each other? I suggest 
dinner at Chili's (the one on 400 South) on July 31st @ 7:00pm (the last 
wednesday of the month). I'm not much of a talker, I'm a doer. Everyone who 
want's to go should RSVP. Feel free to bring your significant other if they 
don't mind a bunch of Perl hackers talking shop. There we can hash out what 
we want to accomplish. Even though I'm quite busy, my dedication to Perl 
and it's promotion is very high. If only a few people can come, that's 
okay. A start is a start.

-Ryan Simpkins
ryansimpkins.com, inc.

>Quoting "Doran L. Barton" <fozz at xmission.com>:
> > Regular meetings - not necessarily monthly, but maybe every two or three
> > months.
> >
> > What about Perl workshops?
> >
> > The best thing we can do as a group of Perl enthusiasts is to spread the
> > word about how darn cool Perl is and why we use it. Why do we prefer it
> > over Python, Java, and PHP (when we do)? Perl Demo Days?
> >
> > That may be a lot to ask of a group of professional programmers who
> > aren't
> > sure how much time they have to devote to a user group, but, with
> > planning,
> > I think we could pull it off... if we want to.
> >
> > -=Fozz
>Sounds good to me!  I was thinking along the same lines.  Maybe have a few
>presentations each meeting on what people are doing with perl in their 
>cool/helpful perl modules, or short tutorial workshops.  I'm interested to 
>how perl is being used by others, and show off some cool perl projects.
>We could also have perl obfuscation or perl poetry contests.  Or panel
>discussions.  Or intro to perl nights for beginners.
>Do these ideas seem practical?  I'd like to think so.  What do you 
>think?  Any
>other ideas?
>-spencer christensen
>spencer at mecworks.com
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