[Wellington-pm] Meeting Next Week; Dinner; NZOSA

Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Mon Aug 6 19:32:25 PDT 2007

Hi Mongers

Three things ...

1. Meeting Next Week

The August meeting of Wellington Perl Mongers is next Tuesday (August
14th) at the usual place and time:

    6:00pm Tuesday 14 August 2007
    Level 2, Eagle Technology House
    150 Willis Street

This month's speakers:

Finlay Thompson - Building a daemon with POE

  How to build a simple event-driven daemon application using Perl's POE
  modules, including: accessing databases, forking sub processes and
  error handling.

Martyn Smith - Data hidden in plain sight … or is it?

  If you want to make some information available via your web site but
  you don't want it to be readily retrievable by web scraping robot
  scripts, Martyn will show you some things that won't defeat his

See you there.

2. Dinner with a Visiting Perl Monger

Dave Cross (Perl author, trainer, London.pm member, former pm.org
coordinator for The Perl Foundation, etc) will be passing through
Wellington on his vacation next weekend (not *this* coming weekend).
The current plan is that some of us will meet up with Dave for beer and
a meal on the evening of Saturday the 18th of August.  If you would like
to come along then please reply to me directly (off list ...
mailto:grant at mclean.net.nz ) and I'll let you know the venue/timing
information as plans solidify.  Absolutely anyone is welcome, just let
me know if you're interested.

3. NZOSA - Open Source Awards

Just in case you've missed hearing about this, or you've been meaning to
put in a nomination but haven't got around to it yet ...

The New Zealand Open Source Awards 2007 recognise and promote: 

 * The contributions of New Zealanders to open source projects 
   and open source generally. 

 * Exemplary use of open source by New Zealand organisations. 

Nominations close on Friday 17 August, so if you know of some New 
Zealand individual or group who deserves recognition for their 
contribution to, or innovative use of, Open Source Software then 
race along to the web site and put in a nomination now: 



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