London Perl Workshop 2008
perl at loathe.me.uk
Fri Aug 15 09:48:03 BST 2008
Added to the l.pm meetings page... :)
On 14/08/2008, Mark Keating <mark.keating at gmail.com> 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:
> 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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