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    Meeting Announcements: Copenhagen Perl Mongers Tech Meeting

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.02.06 22:05   Printer-friendly
    jonasbn writes "Copenhagen Perl Mongers are organizing a technical meeting at Kvarterhuset in Jemtelandsgade 3, room 210, DK-2300 København S, Denmark on Tuesdag 27th. February 2007, at 18:00 about Object-oriented programming in Perl. After this we go to Cafe Bizzaro, Holmbladsgade 15.

    Grants: Call for Proposals

    Journal written by Ovid (2709) and posted by KM on 2007.02.04 15:46   Printer-friendly
    If you have an idea for doing some work for the Perl community and you think it's worthy of a grant, please send your grant entry to Submission deadlines is the last day of February, voting starts in March and we will be awarding the grants by the beginning of April.

    European Perl Hackathon

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by davorg on 2007.01.31 15:53   Printer-friendly

    You are invited to attend the European Perl Hackathon in Arnhem, the Netherlands, from 2 - 4 March, 2007. Familiarity with the featured projects is not required; you need only bring a laptop and a willingness to join in.

    Although there is no fee to attend the hackathon, you are required to pay for your own accommodation and transportation. However, it is possible to book a room at the venue location when you register for the hackathon, at the price of € 74 for two nights plus breakfast.

    Space is limited to 30 participants, and registration is required. Reservations for accommodations made through the hackathon must be made by 9 February; reservations for the event itself must be made no later than 22 February.

    For more information about the event, please refer to

    Meeting Announcements: Nordic Perl Workshop

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.29 8:44   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "The Copenhagen Perl Mongers will host the Fifth Nordic Perl Workshop on April 28-29, 2007. Submit proposals for papers, offer sponsorship, or volunteer to help.

    The price for two days of the workshop with lunch included is 500 DKK (about $US90). As usual, the workshop fee is waived for speakers, so submit a talk!

    Hope to see you in Copenhagen!"


    Journal written by drhyde (1683) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.29 6:38   Printer-friendly
    I have been continually frustrated by XML modules. They were all either hard to use, had ridiculous dependencies, took too much memory, or some horrible Lovecraftian combination of those. So, when Adam Kennedy recently muttered on the datetime mailing list about his *::Tiny modules, I decided to do XML right. The result is XML::Tiny, which (according to its documentation) implements a useful subset of XML. Secretly, I think it implements the useful subset. The core parser is less than 20 lines of code and is sufficient to parse an RSS feed or the responses from Amazon's web services. It should be compatible with perl 5.004_05 and with XML::Parser with the XML::Parser::EasyTree style, has no dependencies outside the core, and consumes as near as damnit no memory.

    YAPC::NA 2007 Call For Participation

    posted by KM on 2007.01.25 19:52   Printer-friendly
    jfluhmann writes "YAPC::NA 2007 Call For Participation

    On behalf of The Perl Foundation, is officially announcing the call for participation for Yet Another Perl Conference North America 2007. The conference will be held in Houston, Texas, June 25 — 27 at the University of Houston.

    One week to YAPC::Asia 2007 CFP deadline

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by KM on 2007.01.25 19:51   Printer-friendly
    We updated the YAPC::Asia schedule a bit recently, and now the Call For Presentations deadline is one week away: January 31st, 2007. If you have an idea to speak in YAPC::Asia, whip it up and submit your proposal using the web form.

    Also, we posted the suggestions where to stay during the conference in Tokyo. If you haven't, go book your flight to Tokyo and book the hotel now!

    Meeting Announcements: meeting Jan 23

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.22 21:18   Printer-friendly
    bennymack writes " welcomes Randal Schwartz and brian d foy to the area on Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7 PM at the University at Buffalo North Campus, Bell Hall room 242"

    Meeting Announcements: meeting on Jan 23th about POE

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.22 7:55   Printer-friendly
    dami writes "The Geneva Perl Mongers group is having a meeting on Jan 23th, 19:00 at "Restaurant des Nations". Eriam Schaffter and Sam Carmalt will present POE — Perl Object Environment. Basics and 2 applications. ("

    Meeting Announcements: Perl Mongers tech meeting in Geneva

    posted by davorg on 2007.01.22 4:58   Printer-friendly
    eriam writes "Another monger event in Geneva !

    Geneva mongers are meeting very (very) soon, Tuesday, 23 Jan. at 19:00 at the Restaurant des Nations ( 87, rue Montbrillant, angle av. Varembé ) in Geneva.

    We will have a technical meeting with presentations about POE.

    Come on and join us, the restaurant is a pizzeria and POE also stands for Pizza Of Evening !"

    Perl 6 summary, 14-20 January, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.01.21 15:22   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "For the first time in the two months I've been working on Parrot, 'make test' completely succeeded -- and with some TODO tests passing, to boot!"

    -- James Keenan, sharing the good news in 'All tests passing!'

    pmtools-perl6: Generator

    Journal written by Mark Leighton Fisher (4252) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.19 14:51   Printer-friendly

    The pmtools POD commands will be the easiest to port to Perl6, but there's one obstacle – most pmtools POD commands require knowledge of Perl6's configuration, which we don't have yet in Pugs (no So I'm writing a tool in Perl6 (as I'm trying to eat our own dogfood) that will take the output of pugs -V and generate a Perl6 from that output. (Yes, I know this should probably occur during the Pugs build process, but I don't have a huge amount of time for pmtools-perl6, so I'm chopping pmtools-perl6 into small, easy to program (for me) pieces.)

    A minor problem is that my copy of Win32 pugs cannot find $EXECUTABLE_NAME when using it from -e. Pugs can use $EXECUTABLE_NAME OK from a Perl6 program – just not the -e command line. If anyone has an explanation as to why this must be so, please let me know.

    Meeting Announcements: Perl Mongers meetup in the Chicago south suburbs

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.19 14:49   Printer-friendly
    Jason L. Froebe writes "We are meeting up at the local Caribou Coffee in Tinley Park next Wednesday (Jan 24) at 7pm. I'll be there atleast until 9:30pm as my wife has her Stitch & Bitch meetup there also.

    Caribou Coffee
    16205 Harlem Ave Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708) 444-0478

    Agenda: no agenda — just a meetup :) "

    News: 2007 OSCON/Perl Conference CFP Open

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.17 1:27   Printer-friendly
    gnat writes "The Call For Papers for the 2007 O'Reilly Open Source Convention (aka year 11 of The Perl Conference) is now open. Submit a proposal before the rush. The conference is in Portland again, July 23-27.

    News: Parrot 0.4.8 ("Eponymous") Released

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.17 1:19   Printer-friendly
    particle writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.8, "Eponymous." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    How Many Perl Addresses Can You Spot?

    posted by pudge on 2007.01.16 22:43   Printer-friendly
    So there's this worm, and surely you've seen it around, but if you are reading this web site, chances are greater for you than for others that you've seen it, because there seem to be a lot of Perl developers in the pre-compiled list of addresses.

    Perl 6 summary, 7-13 January, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.01.14 13:52   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "...I think you're the path toward sanity."

    -- Larry Wall, in 'Patterns'

    Perl 6 Design Team Minutes for 10 January 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.14 13:07   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 10 January 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    yapc: YAPC Europe 2007 - Call for Papers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.12 10:20   Printer-friendly
    pepl writes "We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the YAPC Europe 2007 in Vienna, Austria, 29th to 31st August 2007. The theme for this year's conference is "Social Perl", which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company to get people together, or if you can report how Perl is "social" to other programming languages, or how Perl may profit from inspirations from other languages, 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 just about any theme.

    Types of talks include 20 or 40 minutes talks, 60-90 minute tutorials, or 3 hour Hack-a-thons, BOFs or Workshops. Please submit talk proposals via the conference web site until Sunday, 27th May 2007. A Call for Participation will follow in a few weeks."

    Perl 6 summary, 31 Dec 2006 - 6 Jan, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.01.11 10:39   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    Remember, the next Parrot bug day is 13 January, 2007. Join the rest of the team at #parrot ( to work on closing as many bugs as possible before the next Parrot release.

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