[Wellington-pm] Upcoming meetings

Sam Crawley sam at crawley.nz
Thu Feb 8 16:04:58 PST 2018

Hi all,

Grant: I understand why you'd want to merge groups, and you're right it's
probably time to do that.

It is nice having a smaller group where most people know each other.
Sometimes the larger groups can feel a bit impersonal and for new people
can seem a bit cliquey. Hopefully any new group can avoid that.

One problem I'd see though is that it does make the focus a lot less
specific. This probably will have a big effect on the content of talks. If
you're talking to an audience who mostly don't know Perl (and are not
really interested in learning about it), then (e.g.) there's not much point
talking about some obscure (but cool) new uses of Moose. I guess there will
be cases where there's some feature/module x which seems unique to Perl and
people who use other languages might be interested to learn about it. But a
lot of stuff tends to be "if you do things this way in Perl, this might
help you", but is not of much use to other people. The talk I did last year
on my game was probably only of interest to Perl devs. People can make
their talks a lot more general appeal, but that means some of the
interesting Perl stuff won't be getting discussed (at least to the same

A couple of other questions: will this merger mean that wellington.pm
disappears completely? Or will there still be occasional meetings?

Also, what are the other groups we might merge with?

And if there's not enough interest in merging (from this group or others),
what is the future of wellington.pm?


On 8 February 2018 at 22:19, Grant McLean <grant at mclean.net.nz> wrote:

> Hi Mongers
> Sorry there have been no updates for a while.
> The first important point is that there will *not* be a meeting next
> Tuesday.  I know you'll all have got your Lightning Talks prepared in
> anticipation and that's great, a suitable date and time will be
> forthcoming soon.
> The next point is that I'm really keen to move forward with the idea of
> combining some of the tech meetups in Wellington.  To that end, I've
> just sent a message to the "OpenChat" list hosted by the NZ Open Source
> Society:
>   http://groups.nzoss.org.nz/groups/openchat/
> Have a read of that and let me know your thoughts, either by replying
> on that list, or here on the Perl Mongers list, or direct to me.
> Regards
> Grant
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