MeetingTopics


Ideas? Things you want to see? Things you want to present? Tell the world! (please sign your additions- like this. --DanielAllen)

You might be looking for the pages UpcomingMeetings and PastMeetings instead.


Eric's Suggestions:

  1. Fun and Profit with grep and map! (presented Nov/2004 - slides in purgatory)
  2. Perl 6: Twenty Things I Love, Five Things You'll Hate. (done, slides posted here)
  3. The Regex Engine: Terror at 20,000 Feet

Some new ideas:

  1. The Power and Pitfalls of Context
  2. Living with Perl Prototypes
  3. Statement Modifiers for Good and Evil

Just a couple of ideas for shortish talks.

-- Eric fishbot


  1. some beginner topics like using modules in general
  2. half a dozen useful modules from CPAN
  3. intro to OO Perl
  4. databases and perl (half intro-level; half tricks like DBD::SQLite)
  5. hacking Bricolage (content management system)
  6. NineBlocks quilt patterns and ColourChoosing
  7. RhymingGenerator
  8. RandomLunchGenerator

I'd be interested in making stuff up, er, talking about any of these... --DanielAllen


Lloyd's Suggestions:

  1. Perl as a business
  2. Perl and community development
  3. Perl and world development

-- Lloyd Carr


  1. unicode with perl: introductory- why? what? intermediate- how? / caveats
  2. could talk about tie-ing and overloading
  3. GraphViz
  4. parsers
  5. code that modifies itself while running

-- Arguile


  • Bricolage or other CMS stuff
  • website search engines ( Swish-e, plucene, etc.)
  • Migrating applications from Mod-perl to Mod-perl2
  • Module shoot-out. ( Pick a common task, especially one with a number of different modules on CPAN, eg: date arithmatic, sending mail, xml processing... and have people come prepared to talk about their favourite cpan or homegrown method for completing the task. )

-- Shuchit


  • Python and Perl integration - I use Python a lot lately, but like Perl for simple stuff that can be done within one file
  • Doing XSLT transforms with Perl (assuming you can)
  • Reading/Writing XML with Perl
  • wxWidgets with Perl (if it exists)
  • Connecting to and manipulating Oracle (the DB) with Perl
  • Turning a Perl program into an exe, particularly Open Source options.
  • Using Perl with Inno Setup to create an installable package for Windows

-- topic suggestions from Rick Price


Simon's Suggestions:

  • Keeping HTML, Javascript, and SQL out of your perl by using CGI::Application, Class::DBI, and HTML::Templates to create a Model/View/Controller style application

/-- simon/


I am interested and can give talks on:

  • Perl like behaviour implemented in Scheme
  • Why I hate Ruby so much and why perl is depressing
  • Graphics and GUIs in Perl (GTK,TK,Cairo,etc.)
  • PCRE in other languages (C, Ocaml etc)
  • Generating C code.
  • Audio and Perl (See C code)
  • Ruby, Python, Perl shootout

-- topic suggestions from abez

baud's suggestions

  • can give talks on: POE, qpsmtpd, spamassassin, xml or something else I'm finding interesting at the time

riverman's suggestions

Considering that we now have contacts in the Computer Science Club and non-Perl programmers have expressed interest, it might be a fine time to dedicate a meeting to beginner topics. I don't think anyone really wants to give beginner talks, but it wouldn't have to be one long intro to Perl talk. Instead we could have a series of mini-talks. Some preliminary ideas, taken from lists above:

  1. some beginner topics like using modules in general (or just Perl in general...)
  2. half a dozen useful modules from CPAN
  3. intro to OO Perl
  4. databases and perl (half intro-level; half tricks like DBD::SQLite)
  5. The Power and Pitfalls of Context
  6. unicode with perl: introductory- why? what? intermediate- how? / caveats
  7. parsers
  8. code that modifies itself while running

Between us we could do three or four mini-talks that don't require much Perl knowledge (and perhaps start with something simple), but could still be in interesting areas that could intrigue beginners. The CSC could probably bring in a small audience.

I don't know, I don't imagine we have too much planned for January/February/March, could be a good chance to do some Perl advocacy :).


abez's suggestions

abez19Nov2009Abstracts


Tylers Suggestions:

I prepared a talk about some modules I came across that are handy in a variety of contexts. This was used for the talk to the UW CS club as an introduction to Perl. I think it had too much breadth. I refined my local file to be more in depth. The presentation structure is more about following a program that a beginner would try from small script and follow the growth to well-written code.

A talk on tools for any serious developer: Logging! More specifically, good modules for making scripts print meaningful logs when they run. From small Modules to Logging Modules that are meant to log for enterprise applications that never shut down. Log::Log4perl would be star of the presentation.

-- Tyler Slijboom tyatpi