Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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Birmingham.pm World Tour 2007 - Malvern LUG - 1st May 2007
On Tuesday 1st May 2007, Birmingham Perl Mongers will be invading the quiet hills of Malvern, to perform another date on their World Tour. Talk schedule looks as follows:
Attendance is free, and will be held at The Great Malvern Hotel (WR14 2HN) and can be reached by car or train (Great Malvern). People normal turn up from about 6pm, but talks will begin around 7.30pm, after the early arrivals have had a chance to eat some food. The talks will be held in the lounge, which is to the rear of the building. Entering the hotel via the main doors on Graham Street, walk to the right of the stairs, through the door in front of you, mind the steps and the lounge is to your right. Also note there is also free wireless at the hotel too
During the early part of last year Birmingham Perl Mongers took to the road to promote the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Conference, which we hosted at the end of August 2006. We took it upon ourselves to visit several Perl Monger groups around the UK. It proved extremely popular and several groups asked to come back again, and some Linux user groups asked if we could visit them too. So this year we decided to do exactly that, although we've decided to give ourselves a bit of a challenge.
In 2006 it was purely a networking exercise, to get to know other Perl and Linux users around the country. For 2007, however, we are planning a bigger Perl promotion by performing via a speaking tour, with several members of Birmingham Perl Mongers attending Perl & Linux user groups around the UK, offering to present talks at their technical meetings about different aspects of Perl.
Dates so far confirmed:
Mon 12 Feb - Vienna.pm
Tue 20 Mar - Gloucestershire LUG
Wed 28 Mar - Birmingham.pm
Mon 2 Apr - MiltonKeynes.pm
Thu 19 Apr - Birmingham LUG
Wed 25 Apr - Birmingham.pm
Tue 1 May - Malvern LUG
Wed 23 May - Birmingham.pm
Tue 6 Jun - Wolverhampton LUG
Wed 20 Jun - Birmingham.pm
Wed 25 Jul - Birmingham.pm
Wed 22 Aug - Birmingham.pm
More dates to be added, with Edinburgh PM/LUG, London PM, Nottingham PM/LUG, Coventry LUG and Cambridge PM still to be scheduled. If there are any other groups that would like us to visit and present a few talks, please get in touch.
Check the Birmingham Perl Mongers website for more details.