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Our meetings go down on the first Tuesday of every month in Washington, DC. When meetings don't happen on the first Tuesday of the month, we are notified on the mailing list, and this site and meetup.com is updated.
Meet outside of Optoro, 702 H Street NW, we'll head upstairs at 7:30pm. Meetings usually go until 9:00 -- if anyone is interested in hanging out before/after there is plenty to do in the area!
Join our DC Perl Mongers Meetup Group, subscribe to the Calendar, and join our mailing list (see bottom of page)!
All meetings are devoted to group discussion and helping each other. But it is nice to have a formal presentation or specific topic as well. Here is the queue of speakers who have proposed topics to be discussed at upcoming meetings.
- Day-to-day dev tools
- Lightning Talks
- Padre as a Perl IDE
- Vim as a Perl IDE
- Misc. questions about perl & related technologies.
- Perl Testing Tutorial
- Developing Perl RESTful API
If you have an idea for a topic or would like to make a presentation, please send a note to the mailing list, or bring it up at a meeting... or edit this page and add it to the list!
See the Meeting Notes, for links and details.
- 2016-03-01: Randori-style group programming game to write a function that converts arabic to roman numerals
- 2016-02-02: Comparative asynchronous programming in Perl 5 and Perl 6 (collaboration by plicease, awwaiid and jet)
- 2016-01-05: Testing an Imaginary Beowulf Cluster of RESTful Services
- This talk by Plicease will be several small vignettes on testing. I will be drawing from my experience from adopting and writing a number of niche testing modules on CPAN. In my day job, which is keeping dev, test and production clusters running smoothly for developers and scientists, I’ve used these tools to improve confidence in the software that we deploy. If there is time I will also touch on Test::Stream which is the next generation testing framework on the horizon for Perl.
- 2015-09: h2ffi and FFI::Echidna  and PSGI
- 2014-11: FFI Performance with FFI::Raw and FFI::Platypus slides
- 2014-10: All Your Alien::Base presented by plicease slides
- 2014-08: REST::Neo4p -- by the author, re: A perl binding for the graph database Neo4j
- 2014-06: rakudo, perl 5.20
- 2014-05: skipped ... workshop
- 2014-02: Core sub signatures
- 2014-01: FFI!
- 2013-12: Barcode related activities.
- 2013-11: tbd
- 2013-10: TCG::NUSA - The never-released web framework
- 2013-09: MongoDB and Perl. Presentation by Mike Friedman of 10gen (creators of MongoDB)
- 2013-08: Devel::SizeMe - the NYTProf of memory profiling
- 2013-07: Mojolicious, Clustericious, PlugAuth and Yars slides
- 2013-05: Contributing to the CPAN
- 2013-04: Web User Identity Course in 1.5 hours
- 2013-03 - Intro to Genetic Algorithms
- 2013-02 - Web scraping, SEO. Method::Signatures, Perly::Tidy::Sweetened, Web::Scraper, FFI::Raw
- 2013-01 - Misc. Topics
- 2012-12 - "a triptych in fragments of modern perl, no. 3" - Philip Hood - notes
- 2012-11 - "a triptych in fragments of modern perl, no. 2" - Philip Hood - notes
- 2012-10 - "a triptych in fragments of modern perl, no. 1" - Philip Hood - notes
- 2012-09 - Introduction to Github and a touch of git - awwaiid
- 2012-08 - Tour of Podcasting Software from Zak Zebrowski
- 2012-07 - Update on web-based card game ; Basic Moose Hands-On ; YAPC-NA Review & videos
- 2012-06 - Tweakers Anonymous - genehack (practice talk for YAPC::NA)
- 2012-05 - Introduction to Data::Manager - genehack
- 2012-04 - Podcasting Status & Logging with Log::Any
- 2012-03 - How to publish a perl module to cpan & sounds with perl.
- 2012-02 - A Case Study in Web Scraping: From Web Forum to Email Gateway - awwaiid
- 2012-01 - DC-Balt Perl Workshop, Latest Posts/Links, Exceptions
- 2011-12 - Podcasting, Advent calendars
- 2011-11 - Plack::Middleware, podcasting status
- 2011-10 - preview of Pittsburgh Perl Workshop talks, podcasting status
- 2011-09 - Ajax, podcasting defaults.
- 2011-08 - Devel::Peak, websockets & mojolicious, podcasting, searching, wiki spam etc.
- 2011-07 - Parallel::Iterator, and YAPC-NA highlights
- 2011-05 - PDL -- Mike
- 2011-03 - (social) Dinner with brian d foy
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