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Baltimore.pm is hosting a meeting on St. Patrick's Day! All are welcome. It will start with the usual Perl discussion and end with us all wishing we hadn't drank so much green $alcohol at the nearby bars. If you live or work near the Baltimore, Maryland area come and celebrate Perl, beer, and green on Thursday, March 17th (at the ETC on 2400 Boston Street) with Baltimore.pm.
Although YAPC::Europe::2011 preparations are well underway in Riga,
it is time for the venue committee of the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF)
to think about the location of the 2012 conference. YAPC::Europe wouldn't
exist without dedicated teams of volunteers, and we are always excited
to see the enthusiasm and learn about the new ideas the community has to
Further information about preparing a complete application can be
found on the
YAPC::Europe Foundation website. Proposals submitted
to the venue committee will be added to this public repository (you
may provide private information separately) to benefit future organizers.
The deadlines which apply to this portion of the procedure are:
Saturday, 30 April: Deadline for sending a letter of intent. This
letter simply expresses interest in hosting the conference and provides
contact information (both email and telephone) for at least two organizers.
This is an optional step but it can be to your advantage to alert the
venue committee of your proposal.
Thursday, 30 June: Deadline for sending proposals to
host YAPC::Europe 2012.
Please send your questions, letters of intent, and proposals to
Is fully developed with perl. I would like to find developers that like perl as I do, and that have been or like to develop workflows. If anyone finds it interesting and wants to give some feed back. Or if any would like to join, I'm open.
Sometimes I feel like everyone now only develops with php and MySQL, but I believe that perl still has lots to offer, so hope someone gets interested.
If I shouldn't wrote this here, then I'm deeply sorry, just tell me where to move it.
Modern Perl, the book, is now available in ePub format as well as A4- and letter-sized PDFs.
There is no DRM and there are no special licensing terms. Please
redistribute this book far and wide and tell everyone that they too can write
great Perl 5 code that takes advantage of all of the hard-earned wisdom and
effort we've put into improving the language in the past several years.
The mod_perl PMC dedicates this release of mod_perl to Randy Kobes, who
passed away in September 2010. Randy was a member of the mod_perl project
management committee and a co-author of the mod_perl Developer's Cookbook.
His work helped many Windows mod_perl users. His work with ppm files, and
Win32 perl users will be sorely missed. He was kind, bright, and always
willing to lend a hand on the mod_perl user's list.
I know this is a world-wide audience, so you may need to use the internet to view.
I first learned of Watson in 2008, but since forgot about it. Just in case others would be interested
NOTE: I read "where should I post X" again, but couldn't figure where to post this :-( I do think it's relevant, but others may not.
Update: It has been suggested that I "highlight and/or explain" how I think this is "relevant to Perl". Good suggestion!
IBM scientists have been working on a highly advanced Question Answering (QA) system, codenamed "Watson." This system is a cluster of IBM *nix computers, that the scientists believe will be able to understand complex questions and answer with enough precision, confidence, and speed to compete on Jeopardy against humans!
perl is available on all *nix computers in the cluster!
After Jeopardy, Watson will become a Q/A product that will be sold to large corporations, hospitals, governments, etc. to allow verbal interaction with the computers' data warehouse. Think of how a surgeon could get an answer in the operating room, during an operation, that could give the latest medical answer to an unforeseen problem.
But for me, the more complex a computer solution is, the more need exists to maintain, support, upgrade, analyze, etc. that complex system by system admins, programmers, etc.
And perl is there!
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin
At least, that's what this article said on eWeek's list of "Top 18 Programming Languages for 2011". This is the third time I've seen Perl listed in the news in the past six months or so as a language in demand. Maybe it's just me, but that seems like more coverage recently than we've had in a long time, which I think is great.
Anyway, thought you all would like to know our favorite language is ranking pretty well on the "must have" lists and in the job marketplace!
Y'all have a fantastic Winter holiday of your choice!
Hi, As can be seen from the index, there's currently not a lot there - just an adhoc collection of PDL, Math, GTk2 and a few other modules that are not all that trivial to build. To add it to your existing list of ppm repos, just:
Expect it to grow a little as time goes by - requests for additional packages will be considered. (I'm currently working at getting PDL-NetCDF built for x64 perl-5.12, and I'll be putting PDL-Audio up there soon, too.)
How would you like to get a Perl tip every day until Christmas? Okay, sure, a lot of users here on Perlmonks.org are probably going to be beyond these tips already, but, then again, until we see them all, we just won't know, will we? So, in any case, here it is The Perl Advent Calendar!
And, yeah, this was on Slashdot, but, still, I had to share it. You know, in the spirit of the season and everything.
Enjoy and happy holidays!
The annual Perl workshop of Frankfurt PM will take place the coming WE.
Since it's a mainly German speaking event I'll just mirror the original announcement for German speaking monks:
An diesem Wochenende (27./28.11.) veranstalten die Frankfurt Perlmongers wieder ihren kleinen Workshop. Für die Teilnehmer ist der Workshop kostenlos (für Essen/Getränke/Unterkunft muss aber jeder selbst sorgen).
Das ganze findet im DGB-Jugendclub in Frankfurt statt:
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