[sf-perl] PBI - Perl Hack and Chat Sessions

Matthew Lanier matt at lanier.org
Wed Jun 16 09:28:26 PDT 2010

we've been the 4th tuesday of the month since our inception.


On Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Rich Morin wrote:

> At 2:59 PM -0700 6/15/10, Bob goolsby wrote:
>> I'd be interested, if we can avoid the Overloaded Tuesday Syndrome.
> Some time ago, I did an informal analysis of this.  Basically, I made
> up an abstract monthly calendar of the form:
>  1  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun
>  2  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun
>  3  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun
>  4  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun
>  5  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun
> and recorded which day (eg, 3rd Tuesday) was used by which event.  As
> I expected, Tue/Wed/Thu were waaay overbooked and the rest of the days
> were largely free.
> Fri and Sat are cool for parties, but prolly not so good for formal
> meetings.  I avoid the first week in the month, because folks seem to
> need time to "sync up" to the current month's schedule.  Scheduling
> things for the fourth or fifth week can also be a problem.
> Monday evenings and Sunday afternoons seem to work well for informal
> events such as hack sessions.  The Ruby Hack and Chat Session in July
> is happening on the second Monday.  I'd suggest the third or fourth
> Monday for Perl.
> At 7:36 PM -0700 6/15/10, Joe Brenner wrote:
>> But yeah, perl-hack-offs or hack-athons or workshops or whatever
>> sound like fun to me at least.
>> Do the Ruby folks structure their gatherings at all?  I might
>> suggest a proposed topic, or even a group project...
> All of the local hack sessions I've attended are free-format, in the
> sense that folks simply bring their own projects or work with others
> on an informal basis.  The Seattle Ruby Brigade is quite different,
> in that they have collectively developed some substantial tools.
> Given that there are already a few Ruby "hack sessions" scheduled in
> the area, I wanted to do something a bit different.  In particular,
> I wanted to explicitly make room for socializing and not require that
> the attendees be interested in serious development or presentations.
> That said, I have considered opening up part of the evening for some
> sort of Lightning Talks, etc.  For example, folks might want to say
> a few words about their current projects, tools they find interesting,
> etc.  Still feeling my way on this...
> -r

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