Eric Roode on 1 Aug 2011 04:57:43 -0700

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Re: [Philadelphia-pm] August Meeting: August 1, 7 PM, Nodding Head

I'd like to attend, but it conflicts with my daughters' annual swim
team awards ceremony.  One of these months I'm bound to make it to a
Perl gathering, though!

-- Eric

On 7/31/11, Walt Mankowski <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 01:27:05PM -0400, Randall Sindlinger wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Walt Mankowski <>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thanks, that's good to know.  If we don't have anything to present, I
>> > suppose we could do an hour of Q&A and then go get something to eat in
>> > the neighborhood.  Or we could just meet at a restaurant.
>> >
>> > Any thoughts either way?
>> >
>> > Walt
>> >
>> I was definitely planning on attending.  I think keeping it a bit
>> more "official" and convening for a bit, if only for Q & A, would be
>> worthwhile.  It's great that Darian can keep the space for us, but
>> I'd still consider it a "use it or lose it" situation.  There are
>> plenty of folks that will just commandeer space if no one seems to
>> be using it :-)
> Well, we've had one vote for having the meeting anyway, and one vote
> (off-list) for Nodding Head.  Since no one else seems to care, and
> since it's easier for me to get home from Nodding Head, I'm going to
> use my executive (or former executive) fiat and say that we're going
> to meet at Nodding Head Brewpub at 7 PM. Nodding Head is at 1516
> Sansom St.  According to their website they've got their Berliner
> Weisse on tap, which is another reason we should go there!
>> On another note, I am definitely interested in keeping this group
>> alive; I've changed jobs, and no longer work for Penn, but my new
>> position involves a lot of perl scripting, now on unix *and*
>> windows.  As such, PerlMongers has become more relevant to me than
>> PLUG (Philly Linux User's Group). and PLUG compete with each
>> other slightly in that they are both evening meetings the 1st week
>> of the month; when push comes to shove, I'll be choosing to make
>> room for over PLUG.
> I'd like to keep the group alive, too.  But the problem we've had in
> the past is getting people to give talks.  I'm not as good an
> arm-twister as Chris is, and that, as much as anything, is why the
> group devolved into just getting together for beers 3 or 4 times a
> year.
> The first Monday of the month isn't great timing for me, but I'm not
> sure what would be better. One problem is that we lose July and
> September for holidays. We'll also lose January 2012 for New Years.
> Walt

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