[Israel.pm] No technical Perl Mongers meeting (though maybe hackathon) this month, please submit talks for next meeting

ynon perek ynonperek at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 12:33:10 PDT 2012


Joining the Hackaton Idea. Schedule and I'll be there.

Best is of course same date as our monthly meeting.

On 19 June 2012 22:31, moshe nahmias <moshegrey at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> hackathon sounds like fun :) i will be there if i can.
>
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM, sawyer x <xsawyerx at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey everyone,
>>
>> since both Gabor and I were at YAPC::NA 2012 and recently returned, we
>> didn't really get to prepare the meeting for this month.
>> No one has submitted talks, and the time is short, so this month we will
>> forego our June meeting.
>>
>> We will however have our meeting next month!
>> Also, we can set up a hackathon for next week, if enough people are
>> interested.
>>
>> *Please submit talks*
>> If you've never given a talk at TelAviv.pm before, this is your time!
>> Prepare a talk (5 or 10 or 20 or 40 minutes long) about anything you want:
>> - Your work
>> - Projects you've done (in your company, outside your company)
>> - Modules you like using
>> - A tricky situation you've solved, and how
>> - An application that makes your life easier
>> - A database less familiar to people
>> - A certain work methodology you use
>> - How to work with a popular code-related websites (Github, HiveMinder,
>> Trello, for instance)
>> - Whatever you're interested in
>>
>> It doesn't have to be about Perl, but you get extra points if it does!
>>
>> *Please submit talk ideas
>> *There are a lot of people who can and are willing to give talks about
>> subjects they're familiar with, but it's tricky to know what people want to
>> hear. Although the rule of thumb is "just submit it", some people find it
>> easier when they're being asked to give a talk about something specific. If
>> there are things you're interested in, voice them in the mailing list and
>> perhaps others who are familiar with that topic will be willing to give a
>> talk about it.
>>
>> Here are several ideas for talks:
>> - (cpanm +) local::lib - why use it? how does it work?
>> - App::FatPacker - why use it? how does it work? no, really?
>> - the PSGI/Plack stack
>> - Arduino and Perl
>> - Nginx - why? how?
>> - Asynchronous Perl - IO::Async, POE, AnyEvent and more
>> - Tricks you're using to work with older Perls (5.6 and downwards)
>> - WWW::Mechanize for fun and profit
>> - Perl::Critic
>> - The state of Padre, the Perl IDE
>>
>> I'd be happy to hear about more ideas anyone has. Also, I'd be happy to
>> hear if anyone (and who) would be interested in hearing any of these
>> topics. Let's vote on this, and if people see a subject that they're
>> familiar with and is desired, they'll be able to talk about it.
>>
>> Also write in the mailing list if you want to give talks but you want
>> more ideas.
>>
>> *Hackathon?*
>> Gabor has suggested a hackathon a few times. It's a pretty successful
>> concept abroad and people get together and learn how to do things (use
>> objects, use frameworks, write interfaces, solve work or non-work problems,
>> etc.), code new stuff, add features to other applications, and so on. I
>> think this could play out well in our group and people could both learn a
>> lot from it and enjoy themselves. It is very enjoyable, trust me! :)
>>
>> If you're interested in doing a hackathon, mention it on the list. If we
>> get enough people (I reckon 4+ is a good number), we could do a hackathon
>> instead of or following our Perl Mongers meeting. Some hackathons have 10,
>> 20 and even 30 people. In that case, we just break off to groups where
>> people work on whatever they want.
>>
>> Here are some ideas for stuff you can accomplish at a hackathon:
>> - rewriting a CGI app in Dancer, or add features to an existing web app
>> - rewriting an application using Moose
>> - contributing to a CPAN module (fixing a bug, adding a feature,
>> correct/adding documentation/tests, etc.)
>> - adding a feature to a CPAN module
>> - writing a new CPAN module
>> - working on TelAviv.pm.org and automating the tools to update it
>>
>> I'd be happy to hear about more ideas anyone has, and any input at all.
>>
>> All the best,
>> Sawyer.
>>
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