Current Meetings and Events
Doug Miles writes:
Erik Tank will be presenting "The Perl Debugger: Getting Fleas off of Your Camel" on Thursday 10/07/2010 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP so we know to expect you... Liquid Web office in the Waste Management Building 7025 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste. 230 Scottsdale, AZ 85258RSVP to the mailing list.
Doug Miles writes: I am happy to announce that we will be having the first meeting of the reconstituted Phoenix.pm on Thursday 09/02/2010 at 7:00PM! The meeting is being hosted by Liquid Web, a new (opened this year) Perl shop in the Scottsdale area. The plan is to hold the meeting at 7:00PM on the first Thursday of the month. The meeting details are below. Please RSVP so we know to expect you...
Waste Management Building 7025 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste. 230 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
The cross-streets are Scottsdale Rd. just North of Indian Bend. There is a light at 7025 and Scottsdale Rd. Here is a Google Map with directions from Indian Bend:
Do not trust the directions from Google Maps if you type the address in yourself. In fact, don't trust anything Google Maps has to say about Scottsdale. ;)
The doors are locked, so there will be someone waiting to let you in. Please be prompt. If you are late, call 480-788-PERL, and someone will come and let you in.
I will be presenting: An HTML Wiki: The Interesting Parts. We will also discuss further topics, take presentation volunteers, and other Phoenix.pm business.
Potentially Conflicting Dates
Other groups' meeting times, so that we can avoid overlapping with them.
Last Few Announcements
Time: Wednesday 12 September 2007 @9:00pm Location: Fountain Hills Denny's on Shea http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=denny's,+fountain+hills,+az&ie=UTF8&ll=33.603468,-111.715508&spn=0.12639,0.22625&z=12&iwloc=A&om=1 Topic: Hack on your own private project late into the night over cheap, nasty food. Other: Mooch WiFi from the hotel across the parking lot but there are no outlets so bring your extended life battery. Even if no one else shows up, Ben and I will be there. Denny's has a one half star rating. Time: Wednesday 14 March 2007 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Mill's End Cafe, Tempe, AZ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=310+S+Mill+Ave+tempe,+az North-West corner of Mill and 3rd (N of University Ave) in Tempe Parking off of 3rd (free with validation) Topic: News in the Perl World (Brock) Level I topic: TBA Level II topic: TBA Other: Free wireless, bring your laptops!Good turnout. Discussed the future of Phoenix.PM with Brock seeking his fortune elsewhere and all. The discussion went late into the night and continued for hours after the coffee shop closed and we were thrown out. Mill's End has outside seating in a common area in Hayden Square in downtown Tempe, so it's a great spot for meetings that just keep going.
Time: Wednesday 6 December 2006 @7:00pm Location: Scottsdale Community College, Room CM-473 http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/sccmap/ for maps Topic: News in the Perl World (BrockWilcox) Derek Cline Mystery Topic (DerekCline) Constraint Systems (ScottWalters) Phoenix Hackathon Other: Wired(-less?) internet available, bring your laptop There will additionally be door prizes and cookies.... I don't think I ever gave the Constraint Systems talk in this one.
Time: Thursday 7 September 2006 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Counter Culture Cafe, Phoenix, AZ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2330+E+McDowell+phoenix,+az Topic: Andy Lester at upcoming (Oct, is my guess) meeting planning perl -e 'print "Command line perl tricks\n"' Perl community / technology updates (what's new and cool) Other: Free wireless, bring your laptops!Trying to hit the Phoenix area a bit here, and Counter Culture worked out really well last time.
Perhaps a somewhat random topic, but I think a great one and one that I use on a very regular basis (command line one-offs, that is). Can also be a lead-in to a regex discussion/tutorial.
Time: Thursday 27 July 2006 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Mill's End Cafe, Tempe, AZ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=310+S+Mill+Ave+tempe,+az North-West corner of Mill and 3rd (N of University Ave) in Tempe Parking off of 3rd (free with validation) Topic: YAPC::NA - Experiences and Topics at the conference ICFP 2006 - This year's contest, discussion and code Other: Free wireless, bring your laptops!Before that:
Time: Thursday 23 June 2006 @7:00pm Location: Four Peaks Scottsdale http://upcoming.org/event/85606 Topic: New web application library presented by Scott/BrockThen previously:
Time: Thursday 18 May 2006 @7:00pm Location: Nello's Pizza in Scottsdale http://www.azeats.com/Nellos/ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=8658+E+Shea+Blvd,+Scottsdale,+AZ Topic: Perl! Other: Pizza! Free as in freedom to buy some! Time: Thursday 16 March 2006 @7:00pm Location: Mill's End http://maps.google.com/maps?q=310+S+Mill+Ave+tempe,+az 310 S Mill Ave # A101 Tempe, AZ 85281 Thats the North-West corner of Mill and 3rd (north of University) in down-town Tempe. Topic: Search Engine (scott) Catalyst (Michael Garfias, unconfirmed) As always, random discussion Other: Wireless internet available. Bring your laptops. Mill's End sells drinks and food Presentations will be given and recorded over VNCScott writes: Please allow me to elaborate. I'd like to present on semi-infinite strings and patricia trees, which is the basic technology that Google uses that enables them to search for numeric ranges, such as 1000..2000, exact quotes, and do lots of other neat things.
I won't talk about stemming, scoring, weighting, crawling, or lots of other things, at least not much, and not without request -- the presentation is concerned with this algorithm set, storage method, and it's data structures.
Time: Wednesday 25 January 2006 @7:00pm Location: Scottsdale Community College, Room CM-464 http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/sccmap/ for maps Topic: PRESENTERS NEEDED Bring your Favorite/Interesting modules to tell us about Scott will present "the surprising difficult to do Upload Progress Bar" Brock will give a talk on something (VladimirBot? eh) Brock will debrief the group on upcoming Special Guest Speakers Other: Wired internet available, bring your laptopAbout the "bring your favorite CPAN module" symposium: Attenees will be asked to share with the group their favorite module. Say a few words about how *you* use it and how it helps you, or if you like, prepare a brief Web page or hand-out showing how you use it.
Also I've talked to Ticketmaster, who does lots of Perl programming, and hope to get them in to tell us about it in February. We'll talk about that at the meeting. And some other future-speaker stuff.
Time: Wed 16 November 2005 @7:00pm Location: Scottsdale Community College, Room <b>CM-448 http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/sccmap/ for maps Topic: Intro to Object Programming (part 1?) Advanced topic TBA Other: Wired internet available, bring your laptop Time: Tue 13 September 2005 @7:00pm Location: Counter Culture (countercultureaz.com) 2330 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006 Free wireless, bring your laptop See LMeetingLocationsL Topic: Perl6::Contexts, Intro to Modular Programming Other: Giving away some books (Perl Best Practices, ...)Meeting announced by BrockWilcox.
By ScottWalters: Perl6::Contexts (introducing the object context, reference context, numeric, and string contexts from Perl 6, now available in Perl 5, for more concise, more error-free code!).
By BrockWilcox: Also, I offer to present 'Introduction to Modular Programming in Perl' as a ramp-up to 'Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in Perl'. Later I wouldn't even mind doing some other programming models (functional, logical...).
Audio recordings and the text of the handouts of both meetings will be made available at MeetingMedia.
Topics: POD, Perl6(::Contexts)?, Perl Best Practices Time: July 28, 2005 @7:00pm Location: Scottsdale Public Library, Civic Center, Silver Room 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4467 http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/ Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=library+civic+center+scottsdale,+az&num=1Main topics will be Perl6, lead by Scott (you can do Perl6::Contexts or whatever you like!), and Andrew will talk about POD. (Ed: Scott had to cancel, as this conflicted with DEFCON.)
Secondary topics proposed were Perl Best Practices, and I wanted to talk a bit about this year's ICFP contest. I'm not qualified to present more than random tidbits on Perl Best Practices, so perhaps using collective knowledge we can banter that around a bit after the POD and Perl6 discussions. O'Reilly is sending us a copy of Perl Best Practices, btw, but I don't think it'll get here in time for this meeting.
Because of the irregular schedule, short notice, and possibility of cancellation, you are strongly encouraged to join the mailing list for meeting announcements. No announcement, no meeting. :)
RSS feed at http://phoenix.pm.org/rss.cgi -- if this page, LPerlCalendarL, shows up as having been edited, it's probably a meeting announcement.
LMeetingFormatL has a description of what meetings are like and how they flow.
Maps and information for meeting locations are at LMeetingLocationsL.
Call for Speakers
PerlMongersIdeas is an archive from the list of talks people have offered to give and talks people have suggested or requested. Presenters are needed!
For older announcements, scroll down and then see MeetingAnnouncementArchives, in that order.