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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Event: Technical Meeting
Date: Wednesday 28th November 2007
Times: from 7pm onwards (see below)
Venue: Bennett's, 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS.
Please note, due to an unfortunate block booking, we have had to move the last technical meeting of the year to Bennett's. This will be the last technical meeting until February 2008, although there will be our AGM in January.
This month we have a special guest joining us, with Martin Wright coming to talk to us about WARP, an initiative to alert and inform users of potential software threats, issues and vulnerabilities.
Following his successful first article on Perl.com, JJ will be expanding the article to give a more interactive explanation of program argument processing. This will also be a warm-up for his appearance at the London Perl Workshop at the weekend, and JJ would appreciate the feedback, so come along and see this exclusive preview.
As always entry is free, with no knowledge of Perl required. We'd be delighted to have you along, so feel free to invite family, friends and colleagues
We'll be in the venue from about 6.30pm, and have booked The Boardroom for the night. Order food as you get there, and we'll aim to begin talks at about 8pm. I expect talks to finish about 9.30pm, with plenty of time for discussion and planning for meetups over the weekend in London.
Venue & Directions:
The venue is approximately 5-10 minutes walk from New Street station, with on street car parking available along Colmore Row, Waterloo Street, Bennetts Hill and Temple Row, although ytou may have to do a few circuits before you find a spot. There is further on street parking available along Newhall Street and Edmund Street, with further parking available around the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies, across Great Charles Street (The Inner Ring Road). See the directions on the website for more detail.
For further directions and details, please see our website for details.
These are the rough times for the evening:
Please note that beer will be consumed during all the above sessions