[Saltlake-pm] A special guest: Damian Conway

Joseph Hall perlhoser at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 14:11:53 PDT 2013

The last time I saw Damian here, he spoke at an auditorium at UVU.
Perhaps Victor (UTOS) can get us an auditorium there again for an

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM, David Oswald <daoswald at gmail.com> wrote:
> Damian Conway (author of Object Oriented Perl, Perl Best Practices,
> and numerous CPAN modules ranging from bizarre to really useful) will
> be taking the trek from his home in Australia to Utah, and is
> available to give a presentation to Salt Lake Perl Mongers Thursday
> August 1st.
> This is one of those "Don't miss!" events.  Damian is one of the most
> interesting and most sought-after speakers on the Perl circuit, and
> he's offering.
> Here's what we need:
> 1) A venue.  Our usual home at Bluehost in Draper won't be big enough
> for the turn-out I anticipate.
> 2) A ride for Mr Conway from his hotel in Orem to wherever we meet.
> 3) Publicity!  This is an opportunity to learn from Damian.  But it's
> also an opportunity to show the global Perl Community what the local
> Salt Lake Perl Community is made of.  A big turnout will reflect well
> on us, and could influence (for the better) our ability to bring other
> Perl-related events to Utah.
> 4) ...the other details; projector, wifi, video recording... do we
> want a couple big coolers of carbonated beverages?
> A couple of suggestions I've received for a venue are SLCC's Miller
> Center, or Thanksgiving Point.  I don't know if either of those would
> involve a financial commitment from SL-PM.  I know that we could
> reserve a fairly large conference room in the Sandy Public Library,
> but while that's a nice library, its conference room is kind of dingy.
> If anyone has suggestions please offer them here.
> Also we need to decide; should this take the place of our August
> meeting, or of our July meeting?
> Invite friends regardless of their programming language of choice;
> Damian is a really interesting speaker -- Perl just happens to be his
> playground.
> Dave
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