[Zurich-pm] Google Open Source Jam, 22 May 2008

Steven Schubiger stsc at members.fsf.org
Fri May 16 04:04:14 PDT 2008

nik <nik at google.com> wrote:
> I thought you all might be interested in the Google Open Source Jam 
> event that's happening at the Google offices in Brandschenkestrasse.
>  From the original message announcing this:
> http://groups.google.com/group/open-source-jam-zurich/browse_thread/thread/b05ba5fb93892932
> ===
> When: May 22, 2008, 18:00 CEST until about 22:00 CEST
> Where: Google office at Brandschenkestrasse 110, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland
> Signup: http://services.google.com/events/ossjam_zurich_2008_2
> There will be free drinks, Free Beer[2] and food. Feel free to invite
> your friend and/or coworkers to sign up, too. In case you want to hold
> a lightning talk[3], please tell us so in the signup form.
> ===

Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

> As well as working at Google I'm a long time Perl user and developer 
> (nikc at cpan.org) and used to play a part in the London Perl Mongers group.

FWIW, some of the people here, who have signed up for the mailing-list
(approximately a dozen), are, as far as I can tell, also involved to various
differing degrees in the well-known aspects of the perl community (i.e.,
CPAN et al). Others probably less, but I guess, that's just the usual mix one
encounters within a typical monger group. Not everybody here, of course, has
necessarily to be an expert.

> It would be great to meet other Perl users from Zurich and the 
> surrounding area.

Well, there hasn't been even a casual meeting (where people voluntarily
showed up) until now. I, for one, think that the other "free software"
centered groups (e.g., LUGs) /tend/ to attract most people nowadays here in
Switzerland (which I'm inclined to think is tightly related to the fact that
people often like a bit more diversity than a 'too' specific group can offer).
It's a bit of a pity though, but, for example, the Aarau perl-mongers
(http://aarau.pm.org) have managed to meet now and then again.



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a genius to understand the simplicity.
  -- Dennis Ritchie

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