[tpm] Damian Conway to speak in Toronto Wednesday July 16th (evening); talk and venue details here

Richard Dice rdice at pobox.com
Tue Jun 3 14:16:15 PDT 2008

(hi - resend due to concern over success of previous sending)

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From: Richard Dice <rdice at pobox.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Damian Conway to speak in Toronto Wednesday July 16th (evening);
talk and venue details here
To: Toronto Perl Mongers <tpm at to.pm.org>

Hi everyone,

Save the date!  The evening of Wed 16 July 2008, Damian Conway, Perl expert
extraordinaire, Open Source luminary, and long-time friend of the Toronto
Perl Mongers, will deliver -- free and to the public -- one of his signature
tour-de-force completely insane talks that is 1/3 high-end IT, 1/3
showmanship and 1/3 peyote-fuelled hallucination.  Here are the details:


"Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming in
 Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic
 Parallel Timespaces... Made Easy"

This will be the world premiere of the talk.

Date:      Wednesday 16 July 2008
Time:      6:30pm - 9pm
Location:  Bahen Centre for Information Technology, University of Toronto
           40 St. George Street (w. side of street, just north of College
           Room # BA 1160


As I have done the past 4 times Damian has come to Toronto to give talks I
will take up a collection.  This is to help defray expenses and to provide
Damian with an honorarium for the talk.  Donations are completely
voluntary.  If you feel motivated and/or in the right place financially to
make a donation please get in touch with me or visit the Paypal links at
http://hew.ca/.  The Toronto Perl Mongers and the other groups who have
attended Damian's talks have always been incredibly generous in supporting
Damian whenever he has visited in the past and both he and I thank everyone
for all the support he has received over the years.

 - Richard

PS  For those of you who don't know Damian, here is some background info on
him.  He's _not_ just a Perl hacker.  If you're into IT in any way, shape or
form prepare to have your mind blown...

http://www.googlism.com/index.htm?ism=damian+conway&type=1 -- I like the
"... is my personal savior" one
http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2008/public/schedule/speaker/4710  -- we are
getting his OSCON 2008 keynote delivered here first!
http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail880.html -- to hear one of
his previous OSCON keynote talks (although this talk, as is the case with
all his talks, is really enhanced by the slideshow that goes along with it)
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