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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've been running pdx.pm for over a year now and it does not get easier as time goes on. Every month you need to have a speaker and a venue. We're lucky to have a fairly consistent venue close to a very consistent pub (when the venue falls-through, we go to the pub.)

    For variety, I've held a few meetings that stray from "strictly Perl" topics. One on smalltalk, one was a panel of programmer+machinist+writer, a few round-table type meetings, etc. We also had a few "interactive" meetings which are more like group code-review and exploration.

    I also give prizes to the speakers :-D

    Of course, I think Portland is pretty fortunate to have a lot of advanced and active Perl people. We do have some quiet-types at the meetings, and some that just come along for the ride or maybe get lost by the presentation, but everyone at least manages to feign interest. At least half of the attendees usually hang around for the "social hour" at the bar afterwards.

    Speaking of speakers, anyone passing through Portland on the second Wednesday is always welcome to attend (or give a presentation.)