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  • So I will start. I would like to see a talk on using Perl in PostgreSQL. PL/Perl looks very interesting but I have yet to really use it for anything real. Some good stories from the field I think would be interesting.
  • I'd like for the workshops to have more than just talks. For example: have hands-on bring-your-own-laptop tutorial sessions that might last three or four hours. It would be a little tricky, because each person would have to download new modules or projects, but it could be done... I think :)

    There seems to be some value in having workshop attendees leave the workshop with a system that actually can do what they just saw at the workshop. I guess I see the expected content of conferences, workshops and hac

  • As I understand it, the theme of this year's PPW is things to provoke thought and new ideas in the Perl world. As such, I'd like to see some Moose workshops since it was under-represented at this year's YAPC. Moose and autobox definitely define a new way to write Perl code that looks quite promising.

    Another not really new but under-examined area that I have an interest in, mainly due to my $job, is embedded database technology. Such as SQLite, BerkeleyDB, GDBM_File, etc. There are so many of them that prov

    • If we're going to have more workshoppy sessions at PPW, I think a good one would be perl in science. The bio folks have bioperl, but for more math and engineering stuff I get the impression that the python folks are kicking our butt with SciPy.
    • As such, I'd like to see some Moose workshops since it was under-represented at this year's YAPC.

      Sorry, I decided to go to YAPC::EU this year instead. I will be giving a Moose talk there (an expended version of the PerlSemNY one I did about a month ago), and Yuval Kogman will be giving a more general Meta{object, class, programming} talk which will touch on Moose as well. Of course all talks will be posted online as well, so the folks at home can follow along.

      - Stevan