[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop 2009

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 14:24:46 BST 2009

Dear All,

It is with great pleasure, and with some tardiness and lack of 
expedience, that I announce the London Perl Workshop to be held on 
Saturday 5th December at the University of Westminster's New Cavendish 

The theme for this year is Beginning Perl, which can be taken as Perl 
for beginners if one so wishes, or aimed at people new to Perl who are 
fluent in another language, or in fact any variant theme that one can 
conjecture including beginning a CPAN module, projects that are 
fun/welcoming/reliant on beginners (and also we expect some of you to 
ignore this all together and submit as you feel).

The call for papers is now open and the website should be live very soon 
(if someone grabs Monsieur Cholet and shouts into his ear it will be 
sooner). The closing date for submission will be Friday 6^th November 
(of this year obviously) and notification will arrive on Monday 16^th 

As always the London Perl Workshop is a totally free event solely 
supported by the efforts and goodwill of the community. If you would 
like to help in any manner or organise an event to coincide with this 
then please contact Mark Keating. There has already been an offer to 
find a venue for the public house for the customary workshop 
socialisation which will be handled by the erudite Mister Laver. But 
many other things can be done to help.

The event will once again welcome Josette of O'Reilly who will bring a 
good range of books with her at the usual discounts, so bring lots of 
money and a small mule to carry home your purchases.

Once again I would ask that if anyone has a video camera and intends to 
video an event we get together on the wiki and work out a possible 
coverage. If we then use the auspicious YAPC.TV website we may get the 
entire conference uploaded for the whole community to enjoy. Please feel 
free to use the wiki to start any organisation of this manner and ping 
mdk on irc or mail m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk to let me know and I will 
attempt to find other volunteers to make this easier.

So enter the date in your diary, sharpen your presenting wit or prepare 
to attend the best event in the calendar™.[3]

[1] Though please note that part of the delay in this formal 
announcement was the negotiation for the venue with a new Dean. Sean as 
always is in our corner has confirmed the venue. Otherwise we would have 
held it in Dave Cross' house where he has promised to hold a barbecue 
and roast a organiser or two.[2]

[2] This may, or may not, be true.

[3] Okay this one probably isn't true, but I would invite all detractors 
to first argue this with the proud and upstanding folk of London.pm, 
bring beer money you'll need it.


Mark Keating

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