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    Meeting Announcements: April Technical Meeting

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.19 11:31   Printer-friendly
    barbie writes "Birmingham Perl Mongers are pleased to announce their April technical meeting featuring 'Project Splinescan' by Andrew Lewis and the '2006 World Tour - April Update' by Barbie on Wednesday 26th April 2006 from 6pm onwards
    at O'Neills, 90 Hurst Street, The Arcadian Centre, Birmingham."

    Perlcast Interview with Bob Walsh

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.18 0:02   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes "Perlcast is back with an interview with Bob Walsh, the owner of Safari Software, moderator of the Joel on Software: The Business of Software, and author of Micro ISV .

    Once again, Apress will be giving away promotional copies of the book featured in a Perlcast interview. To be entered in the drawing for one of five copies of Micro ISV , just send an email to perlcast+isv [at] Get you're email to me by April 24th 2006 to be entered in the drawing."

    Wicked Cool Perl Scripts

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.17 23:58   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes "Perlcast interviewed Steve Oualline about his new book, Wicked Cool Perl Scripts . You can get the interview audio and transcript at the Perlcast website."

    Larry Wall's presentation at OSDC::Israel::2006

    Journal written by Shlomi Fish (918) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.17 18:40   Printer-friendly
    The transcript of Larry Wall's presentation at OSDC::Israel::2006, "Present Continuous, Future Perfect", is now available, along with the audio recording and slides.

    YAPC::NA 2006 - Call for Virtual Participation

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.17 13:39   Printer-friendly
    boojum writes "On behalf of The Perl Foundation, Saint and are officially announcing the call for virtual participation for Yet Another Perl Conference North America 2006. The virtual conference track will be one day only and targeted for those remote presenters unable to attend in person. The exact day is still TBD but will be one of June 26, 27, or 28.

    News: Pittsburgh Perl Workshop Call For Papers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.15 12:33   Printer-friendly
    cwest writes "The Pittsburgh Perl Mongers are pleased to announce The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop a one-day, low-cost conference on Saturday, September 23, 2006. This year's theme is 'Perl at Work'."

    News: OSCON 2006 Perl Track Schedule Published

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.13 15:33   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "For what it's worth, the 2006 OSCON Perl track schedule is available. I think the theme is "Time Travel" because I swear that looks a collection of talks from a conference that could have happened five years ago. :)"

    The Perl Journal passes away

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.13 15:02   Printer-friendly
    CMP decided to stop publishing The Perl Journal, which they has recently moved to a completely HTML form.

    I'll certainly miss TPJ. Jon published my first two Perl articles, and the magazine certainly did a lot for the community.

    YAPC::Europe::2006 - Call For Papers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.11 14:47   Printer-friendly
    barbie writes "So we've sorted the dates, we have a venue, and we need some speakers for the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Conference in Birmingham, UK, August 30 - September 1, 2006. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, June 2, 2006. Papers and slides are due Friday, July 21, 2006. The theme for this year's conference is 'The Accessibility of Perl,' which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company in enabling access, whether that is in terms of website accessibility and applications or even education and services, we'd like to hear about it. Although this is our main topic for the conference, it will not be the only one, and as such we will also be accepting talks on topics on just about any theme."

    This Week on perl5-porters - 27 March-2 April 2006

    posted by grinder on 2006.04.07 4:13   Printer-friendly
    Be the first kid on the block to have your very own pragma.

    Meeting Announcements: "Perl for Newbies" Series in the Tel Aviv Linux Club

    Journal written by Shlomi Fish (918) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.04 20:49   Printer-friendly
    The Tel Aviv Linux Club (Telux) will give a series of talks intended to introduce Perl 5 to beginners soon. The series was previously given in the Haifa Linux Club but have since been corrected and expanded. Attendance is free of charge and everyone are welcome.

    On a different note, the Israeli Perl Mongers have resumed their monthly meetings, and had a very successful meeting this Monday. Again, attendance is free and everyone are invited.

    One more week for YAPC::NA abstract submissions

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.04 7:22   Printer-friendly
    There is one week left in the open call for abstract submissions for YAPC::NA presentations. If you want to present at YAPC::NA, try to get the abstract emailed to papers at by April 10th. All that we need is a couple of paragraphs detailing what you would like to present about and whether the talk with be 20, 50, or 80 minutes.

    News: Parrot 0.4.3 "Cold Conure" Released!

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.03 0:00   Printer-friendly
    leo writes "On behalf of the Parrot team I'm proud to announce another monthly release of Parrot, available AS parrot-0.4.3.tar.gz. Changes and news:
    • namespaces partially implemented
    • rulec, Perl6 rule compiler
    • PGE improvements including return values for closure
    • parts of a Perl6 parser based on PGE
    • complex trigonometric methods
    • type of Sub PMC is now overridable by HLL
    • NetBSD support
    • many bug fixes and improvements
    Parrot is in steady development AND we recommend that you just get the latest and best from SVN. "

    News: White Camel Awards

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.31 21:25   Printer-friendly
    dha writes "It's a new year and soon it will be time for the White Camel Awards to be given. The White Camels recognize the many people who give their time and effort to help Perl be not just a programming language, but a community. This year, the White Camel committee would like to enlarge the pool of possible winners, so we're opening a suggestion box. If there's someone you feel has helped keep Perl going as a community, send the name and your reasons to Keep in mind that these are awards for community service, not code. gives the history and past winners of the awards."

    This Week on perl5-porters - 20-26 March 2006

    posted by grinder on 2006.03.30 8:33   Printer-friendly
    Dave Mitchell converts the regular expression engine from recursive to iterative.

    Perlcast Interview with Audrey Tang

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.29 2:05   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes "Perlcast is back in action with an interview with Audrey Tang, the creator of the Pugs project, maintainer of numerous CPAN modules, and general contributor to open source. In this interview we discuss Pugs, what it is, and where it is going.

    O'Reilly is also giving away ten copies of the upcoming book Perl Hacks through their new Rough Cuts system. To enter the drawing for "Rough Cuts", just send an email to perlcast+roughcuts at"

    YAPC::Europe::2006 - The Dates

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.28 18:35   Printer-friendly
    barbie writes " After many many requests, we can now reveal the official dates for YAPC::EU::Birmingham. The conference will be held from Wednesday 30th August to Friday 1st September 2006. In the UK this follows the bank holiday weekend, and is the calm before the storm when all the students return during September. "

    Revenge of the Son of the Perl IDEs

    Journal written by Phred (5358) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.28 8:35   Printer-friendly

    The San Francisco Perl Mongers meeting on Tuesday March 28th, 2006, will feature three speakers as a follow up to the previous month's meeting on Perl integrated development environments.

    While I recently started following the development of the PPI refactoring editor, for this meeting I'll be presenting 30 minutes worth of Vim goodness featuring integration with PerlTidy and the Perl debugger. And also some other fun features that can make your life as a Perl developer more productive when you use Vim.

    Please check the SFPUG Blog for details. Hope to see you there!

    YAPC::NA Registration Opens

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.28 3:24   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes " is proud to announce that registration is open for Yet Another Perl Conference North America (YAPC::NA) 2006. The primary conference will occur June 26th through 28th at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will feature speakers from throughout the Perl community, as well as, keynote addresses from luminaries such as Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, and guest speakers from the broader dynamic languages and open source communities. The full three-day conference costs only $100, but early registrants can take advantage of a 15% discount and attend the conference for only $85. With such a low cost, YAPC is one of the most affordable and accessible technical conferences available today.

    Meeting Announcements: Technical Meeting with MJD

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.25 20:40   Printer-friendly
    ehdonhon writes "Mark Jason Dominus will be a special guest speaker for the Pittsburgh Perl Mongers at our April Technical meeting."

    Date: April 12, 2006
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Slaymaker Systems, Inc. Pittsburgh PA
    More information:
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