London Perl Workshop 2008

Adrian Lai perl at
Fri Aug 15 09:48:03 BST 2008

Added to the meetings page... :)

On 14/08/2008, Mark Keating <mark.keating at> wrote:
> 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:
>  Whence?
>  Saturday 29th of November (currently betwixt 10:00 and 17:00 - tbc)
>  Whereforth?
>  Westminster University, London (grateful thanks once again)
>  Whither?
>  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?
>  Whometh?
>  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.
>  to:
>     m.keating at
>  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
>  volunteer.
>  Costeth:
>  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.
>  Lastly:
>  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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