2007 Boston.PM Calendar History

Tech Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at MIT


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November 13, Tuesday, Social Meeting

Boston Beer Works, Fenway, 7:30pm

Technical recruiting firm JohnGalt Staffing bought us a round of drinks.

October 9, Tuesday, Tech Meeting MIT E51-372, 7:15pm

Ronald Kimball presented several fun obfuscations found on PerlMonks.
Jerrad Pierce discussed the upcoming Perl Advent Calendar for 2008.

September 11, Tuesday, Tech Meeting MIT E51-372, 7:15pm

Ronald Kimball gave an overview of ack.
Sean Quinlan gave an introductory talk on HTML::Mason.
We had open discussions on several topics, including Perl job opportunities, academic interest in Perl, and the state of Perl 6.

August 21, Tuesday, Social Meeting Cambridge Brewing Company, 7:30pm

The appetizers for this meeting were sponsored by JohnGalt Staffing , a technical recruiting firm that is looking for talented Perl programmers to fill positions with its clients.

July 10, Tuesday, Tech Meeting MIT E51-372, 7:15pm

Kee Hinckley gave a presentation titled "Object Oriented Design on the Fly - OR- Programming Without a Net"
It's the wrong way to work, but what techniques can you use to build areusable object framework when the schedule gives you no time to designone up front?

June 12, Tuesday, Tech Meeting MIT E51-372, 7:15 pm

Ronald Kimball gave an introductory talk on Toolkit::Template, based on his experience using it over the past month.
Uri Guttman gave an informal presentation on his CMS::Simple and Template::Simple modules.
Ronald Kimball also offered a quick look at LOLCode.
This was our first tech meeting sponsored by Cambridge Interactive Development Corp! (Sean Quinlan began the meeting by talking about what CIDC does and the Perl positions they're looking to fill.) Thanks CIDC!

May 8, Tuesday, Tech Meeting

MIT E51-376, 7:15 pm

Greg London gave a talk based on his book, Bounty Hunters (Metaphors for Fair Intellectual Property Laws). http://www.greglondon.com/bountyhunters/
The metaphors we use to describe the abstract concept of intellectualworks bring along their own set of baggage. The metaphor of "property"automatically invokes the idea of "owner" and "theft" and "pirate". Butsome metaphors describe reality better than others. This book introducesthe metaphor of authors and inventors as Bounty Hunters. The publicoffers a bounty to any individual willing to create some as-yet-undiscovered work. Creators provide a "service" in the same vein as aBounty Hunter provides a service of catching bad guys.

April 10, Tuesday, Tech Meeting

MIT E51-376, 7:15 pm

Guillermo Roditi gave talk entitled WebApps using Perl and Reaction: "A showcase of the Reaction MVC system through an example application, Prefab. The Presentation will focus on harnessing emerging technologies (Moose, Catalyst, DBIx::Class) to create a smart framework that allows developers to quickly develop complex, security aware web-based applications. The talk will include no mention of Ajax or Web 2.0 type stuff, instead focusing on the technologies driving the server-side and the methodologies and design decisions behind them."
Jason McIntosh gave a presentation on Volity: "Volity is an open platform for online multiplayer games. Volity itself is a set of language-independent protocols based on Jabber, but much of its current implementation relies on Perl. There are also libraries on CPAN that let you create new Volity game parlors with Perl."

March 13, Tuesday, Tech Meeting

MIT E51-376, 7:15 pm

Jesse Vincent gave his intro to Jifty talk. OSCON session description
Sean Quinlan give a presentation on using AJAX and mod_perl handlers.

February 13, Tuesday, Tech Meeting MIT E51-376, 7:15 pm

Ronald Kimball presented Linux Genuine Advantage.
Uri Guttman gave an overview of his new CMS::Simple module.
We finished with a discussion about the state of Perl 6.

January 16, Tuesday, Tech Meeting MIT E51-376, 7:15 pm

Jerrad Pierce gave a review of his 2006 Perl Advent Calendar.
John Norton presented his Logo interpreter in Perl.



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