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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 85258

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Previous announcement:

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.

  • First Tuesday - Refresh Phoenix
  • First Thursday - PLUG DEV
  • Second Monday - Ruby
  • Second Thursday - PLUG East Side
  • Third Tuesday - Ruby on Rails
  • Third Tuesday - Free Software Stammtisch
  • Fourth Wednesday - PLUG West Side
  • Fourth Tuesday - AzPHP

    Last Few Announcements

         Time: Wednesday 12 September 2007 @9:00pm
     Location: Fountain Hills Denny's on Shea
        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
               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
        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.
    Please RSVP!

         Time: Thursday 27 July 2006 7:00pm-9:00pm
     Location: Mill's End Cafe, 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
        Topic: New web application library presented by Scott/Brock
    Then previously:

         Time: Thursday 18 May 2006 @7:00pm
     Location: Nello's Pizza in Scottsdale
        Topic: Perl!
        Other: Pizza! Free as in freedom to buy some!
         Time: Thursday 16 March 2006 @7:00pm
     Location: Mill's End
               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 VNC
    Scott 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
               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
        Other: Wired internet available, bring your laptop
    About 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 MeetingLocations
         Topic: Perl6::Contexts, Intro to Modular Programming
         Other: Giving away some books (Perl Best Practices, ...)
    Meeting announced by BrockWilcox.

    Topic Details:

    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  
      Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=library+civic+center+scottsdale,+az&num=1
    Main 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.

  • Schedule

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    Call for Speakers

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