[Wellington-pm] Wellington Perl Mongers 2017

Lenz Gschwendtner lenz at gschwendtner.eu
Wed Feb 8 14:10:58 PST 2017

first off thanks Grant for the many years of work you have put into this
group, really appreciate it, I know how much work it is to get meetups
off the ground and then to keep them alive but you certainly have set a
gold standard here, thanks for that.

I have moved to Nelson and my days in welli normally don't coincide with
the meetups, also, not doing much perl these days, might be a theme for
quite a few of us, either moved location, moved to other languages or

The group is still pretty large and there are really good devs in here,
maybe a possible angle would be to have the focus on "Perl and other
cryptic things" which would open up the meetup to talk about elixir,
rust, lfe and mix it up with a cool perl talk every now and then.

Unfortunately I can't make the next meeting but may be able to plan my
next Welli days to give a short presentation about the strange stuff I
do nowadays (elixir and reactjs mainly)


On Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 09:43:37PM +1300, Grant McLean wrote:
> Hi Mongers
> We need to talk about the future of Wellington Perl Mongers ...
> Do people want to continue to have monthly technical meetings?
> Throughout 2016, attendance levels were low and I really found it a
> struggle from month to month to find people willing to do a talk - so
> huge thanks to everyone who did speak last year!  I'm leaning towards
> the conclusion that it's not worth bothering any more - convince me I'm
> wrong :-)
> The format we have been following is by no means set in stone.  If you
> have ideas for how to make it better and how to boost attendance then
> please reply on the list and we can talk about them.
> Are any of you keen to come along but have other commitments that clash?
> The schedule can be changed.  Would you be more or less likely to attend
> if meetings were every two months?
> What type of talks would get you coming back?  More beginner /
> intermediate talks or more advanced topics?  Any specific topics you'd
> like to see covered.
> Will you be volunteering to talk this year?  If so, what about?  If not,
> why not?
> Is there something that I'm doing (or not doing) that puts you off
> attending?  If there is, I need to know so I can fix that - please tell
> me.
> Traditionally, the first meeting of the year is a lightning talk meeting
> on the second Tuesday of February - that would be next Tuesday (also, by
> coincidence this year that's also Valentines day, does that matter?).
> Can we actually pull together a lightning talk meeting in one week?  If
> you think we can and want to take part, then email me to book a 5 minute
> talk slot.  If you think delaying until March would help then say so.
> Is anyone out there?  What do you think?
> Cheers
> Grant
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Lenz Gschwendtner
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