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Scott Walters
May 13, 2005 02:38
Re: Anyone up for a P5EE BOF discussion at YAPC::NA?
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Hi all,

For what every little it's worth, I'm hoping to be there in my unofficial capacity
as I'll monitor my email as usual. Never been
before so I'd be nice to have some driving agenda pushing me towards people.


On  0, Richard Dice <> wrote:
> > Tomorrow is the last day to register for YAPC::NA and get in
> > on the group block at the hotel.
> I am attempting to renegotiate this with the hotel.  I have high hopes that this
> will be successful, but as of right now, the end of this week is the deadline. 
> That doesn't mean that the rooms will disappear entirely - only that they will
> no longer be pre-reserved for YAPC attendees.  However, I expect public-at-large
> people will be quite aggressive going after rooms at this facility, so they
> won't last long.  (1/2 life of maybe 4 days?)
> > I wasn't planning on going.
> > 
> > However, if there were enough people on this list who are
> > going who would like to jump-start the P5EE effort with a
> > BOF (Bird of a Feather) discussion there, I would consider
> > going.
> > 
> >  * Is anyone going?
> I am.  (Somewhat obviously.)
> >  * Do you believe that a conversation (maybe one evening
> >    after the conference activities) on P5EE would be
> >    valuable?
> I might recommend something on Sunday.  We have many evening activities planned
> for the conference.  (Or, the BOF could be held on the cruise boat where the
> Tuesday night banquet will be held.  P5EE people could just sort of gang up all
> in the same place and talk before or after dinner is served.)
> > P.S. As someone who advocates Perl for enterprise software
> > uses and encounters skepticism regularly, I still believe
> > in this project.  However, we need to build a community in
> > order for it to be successful.
> When the schedule was programmed it seemed to me like there were a few talks
> that were P5EE-ish:  See "Perl DateTime Project" and "Managing Email with Perl",
> 3:15pm onwards in the Giovanni room. 
>  It's not obvious, but if you
> click on the talk titles you'll get descriptions of the talks.
> I grouped these two together one after the other as a kind of thematic nod to P5EE.
> Between the efforts described in those talks and Damian's upcoming "Perl Best
> Practices" book (to be released late summer / early fall), I feel as though some
> slow progress is being made in the general viscinity of P5EE.
> Cheers,
> Richard
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