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jarich (4909)

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I run Perl Training Australia [] with pjf [] and do a lot of the course writing and maintenance. I also organise the courses we run, so if you want one, just ask. I hang around a bit on Perlmonks [] and also help run Melbourne Perl Mongers [].

Journal of jarich (4909)

Tuesday May 06, 2008
01:37 AM

Something I'd like to see

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Andy Lester's latest article on Perl Buzz lists a bunch of things one can do to help spread the good words about Perl.

But it didn't mention one of my favourites. Run a conference! Or at the very least attend a conference, give a talk and then blog about it. Now I'm not that good about the whole blogging thing. I come up with great ideas to write about when I'm in bed, or in the shower, or walking down the street; but by the time I get to my computer I've forgotten, or they don't seem that great anymore...

Still I do run and attend, and talk at conferences, and I'm convinced that this is good for both Perl and Open source in general. Further, I want to go overseas. I'd *love* to go to YAPC::EU and I'd consider going to YAPC::NA. But I often hear about them much too late. What I'd really like to see is a calendar of Perl events. It'd be cool to have PM meetings on it, conferences etc. If you could choose whether or to see some continents, or all. It'd be even more cool if you could subscribe to ical-style feeds per continent.

Unfortunately I don't think I'll have time to do this myself in the very near future, but at least I've got a starting point.

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  • The Perl Community Events [] has been around for quite some time now, and has all the conferences and workshops happening around the globe, together with many Perl Monger group meetings.

    And you can subscribe to it using your local iCal mechanism :)

    Although Google do need to get the whole timezone thing worked out, as it should be based on the viewer's not the one where the calendar was registered, but that's whole other story about Google's unfinished apps ;)

  • Andy Lester's latest article on Perl Buzz lists a bunch of things one can do to help spread the good words about Perl.

    Maybe it should be called Perl Propaganda, then? :}

    buzz a report spread secretly or cautiously; a confusion of activity and gossip

    propaganda information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause