[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Mongers Technical Meeting 2012-04-11
acme at astray.com
Thu Feb 23 14:27:17 GMT 2012
London Perl Mongers organises technical meetings every two months. The
technical meetings are a chance to find out what has been going on in
the Perl community, what techniques people are using and how Perl
integrates with other software.
The next technical meeting will be on the 11th April 2012 from 7pm to
9pm (you may arrive earlier, please sign in at the reception). You have
to sign up to attend, see below.
This meeting is sponsored by Venda who are inviting the world-renowned
Damian Conway to amuse us for one evening and will appropriately be held
at the Conway Hall. Many thanks to Anthony Webster, Venda and everyone
involved for allowing us to use this wonderful venue.
Venda is a SaaS eCommerce provider with offices in London as well as the
US and Asia. The platform is built predominantly in Perl, and powers
over 100 sites for clients including Tesco and the BBC.
Damian will be presenting:
Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple
Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Spacetimes... Made
Watch in terror as Damian writes a Perl program to extract square
roots using nothing but quantum mechanics, general relativity, and
the very fabric of the space-time continuum.
Along the way we'll also investigate: Wittgenstein's dark secret;
the diminishing returns of physical computation; Roman philosophy;
when Super Science Adventures go wrong; the greatest Lego kit of all
time; the secret identity of Sith; carbon logic vs silicon logic;
the giants of 1930's physics; elementary spin-half quanta under
relativistic motion; CAT scans; Will Smith; bongos; drunken bets
involving penguins; algorithmic consistency; God's dice and the
problem of free will; intrinsic self-inconsistency; the many worlds
outside Copenhagen; and the inventor of stage diving.
What happens when Dirac meets Deutsch meets Damian? Mere anarchy is
loosed upon the world!
For more information and to sign up, please visit:
See you there, Léon.
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