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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • (To those of you new to OSCON, I'm the program chair--I herd the committee that selects the talk and the buck stops with me over the quality or otherwise of the program)

    As Allison said, the talks in there were those that the program committee voted for. The methodology this year was to put all the proposals into a big pile, vote on those that were relevant to you, and accept those with the best average vote. There was a problem last year (ironically!) with the quality of talks in some of the tracks, so

    • To satisfy my curiosity, what topics would you like to see?

      It might be helpful to stimulate discussion if you posted a list of the submission titles ? (no names, and maybe scrubbing a few titles to protect the innocent).

      Much of the following is general to OSCON as a whole...

      I'd certainly like to see more useable content. PBP and HOP are swell and all, but I suspect most managers will find it hard to justify the expense of sending an employee to Portland for a week - including conference fees, travel expenses and loss of productivity - to hear about PBP, or to attend this [oreillynet.com] sort of tutorial.

      To learn more about using DBI ? Quite possibly. How to implement Scalable Internet Architectures [oreillynet.com] ? Certainly. How to do Data mining with Python [oreillynet.com] ? "Sounds intriguing, my organization might use that". But "Perl Bliss" [oreillynet.com] ? "Sorry, we don't have the budget for that sort of thing..."

      Where did all the mod_perl, Catalyst, bioperl, etc. sessions go ? I see interesting stuff being posted to CPAN all the time; why aren't there more sessions/tutorials on those sort of things ?

      Perhaps, rather than what "was relevant to you" should be balanced with "what a manager is willing to pay for an employee to attend" ?

      I'll probably attend, but mostly to take a leisurely summer drive from the Sierras through the Siskyous to the Cascades, to meet some acquaintences, and to write-off a trip to the OBF and a camping trip to Mt. Hood. And I have the luxury of being self-employed, so I only have to justify to myself...but thats a luxury many of the target audience don't have.

      On a positive note, I was pleased to see more PostgreSQL coverage.

      • It might be helpful to stimulate discussion if you posted a list of the submission titles ? (no names, and maybe scrubbing a few titles to protect the innocent).

        No, that'd be figuring out what you wanted from what you were offered. But a key part of being program chair of a track is figuring out what you should have and reaching out to get it. So I really want to hear what you would want to see in a Perl track. That way we can get it next year. (In general, having this discussion buried deep in Pudg

        • It might be helpful to stimulate discussion if you posted a list of the submission titles ? (no names, and maybe scrubbing a few titles to protect the innocent).

          No, that'd be figuring out what you wanted from what you were offered.

          Correction: that'd be what I wasn't offered.

          Like the Pacific Ocean, Perl is big, deep, and diverse. Alas, much of what OSCON06 offers is of the "Isn't water great ?" variety. I (and I suspect many others) don't know what we don't know. We don't have the cycles to scan ev