[Saltlake-pm] A special guest: Damian Conway (venue)

David Oswald daoswald at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 20:54:20 PDT 2013

Damian has expressed an interest in minimizing his travel time to our venue.  While I dont want to make things hard for Salt Lake County people, it seems like we ought to do what we can to accommodate that request.  Victor is pretty sure he can get us UVU, but will also look at options farther north.  I think Damian would prefer something from Orem to Draper.  I'd love to be in Salt Lake, but we probably ought to do due diligence in finding something in north utah county or the southern parts of salt lake county.

So, with that in mind... suggestions? :)

David Oswald -- daoswald at gmail.comJoseph Hall <perlhoser at gmail.com> wrote: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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