[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop 2008

Mark Keating mark.keating at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 23:52:17 BST 2008

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye. To all Mongers Perl; Londoners olde and newly
fresh; to ye lords, ladies and gentlefolk of the realm; to the colonies,
principalities and regions most common in wealth; to the fellows whom
inhabit lands removed from faire and succulent Blighty, I ask you pause and
heed with becalmed heart to my call....

I anounceth the most glorious workshoppe, new of London, to the fair grace
of our Queen in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight with the
following most auspicious arrangement:


Saturday 29th of November (currently betwixt 10:00 and 17:00 - tbc)


Westminster University, London (grateful thanks once again)


This year the theme is "Perl 10". Speakers are invited to talk on any
subject that relates to this theme, but there are these 3 facts to consider:

this is the tenth anniversary of LPW;
we are currently using perl 5.10;
perl 5 is 10 years old;

This should not constrain you in any way as you might also want to look at
what is the next ten years of perl? Or, what project will I still be
maintaining or supporting in ten years time?


All persons far and wide are invited to attend. The registration system (the
most excellent ACT – thanks to the guys who built-support-maintain this)
should be online at:


If you'd like to speak, please use the above website or send a mail with
following details,

    * Title of talk.
    * Your name and a brief bio if possible.
    * A brief outline of the talk.
    * Any URL's you'd like us to link to (e.g. your homepage or company).
    * How long you'd like, to keep this simple please choose either
      5 minutes (a lightning talk – always popular!), 20 minutes or
      40 minutes.


    m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk

The deadline for proposals is Friday 10 October 2008, and all speakers will
be notified on, or before, Monday 3 November 2008

If you feel like helping out on the day with any of the many odd jobs that
need going please also email Mark at the above address and offer to

Simply your time and your ability to consume vast amounts of Perl
information, random verbiage and general good will. One would imagine that
there will be a certain level of pre- post and perhaps during- Workshop
drinking and eating to consider in your accounts as well :)

...for your elucidation:
The London Perl Workshop is intended to allow all members of the Perl
community to interact, we encourage Perl beginners to learn from
long-standing members of the community, while also giving the experts a
chance to make easy tasks seem trivial, and hard tasks seem easy.

We'd specifically like to encourage people who wouldn't normally speak at,
or even come to, Perl events to turn up and to submit talk proposals. We
promise we're a lovely bunch of people and we want to hear from people
outside the usual circle of Perl mongers.

Your kind attention and listening prowess is well reported and proveth well
to your demeanour and good countenance.

I thank you all.

The LPW 2008 Organisers.

Post Scriptum
It reacheth the ears, so scolded and abused, that some noxy naïve whence
seeing lines of script most special and under hidden vexing mayhappenhath
spoken in foulest tongue before this gentle chronicle did reach thine ears.
Some perhaps have said upon Yapcee day the secondth in talks of lightning
hence and hithertoo. Pray, cast it from your mind and the noxious scourge
will once again repenteth as on the fields of Agincourt or beneath the heel
of fair and loved Charlemaigne.

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