Technical Meeting - Wednesday 26th May 2010

Event: Technical Meeting
Date:    Wednesday 26th May 2010
Times:   from 7pm onwards (see below)
Venue:   The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN.


  • Accelerated web development with Catalyst [Richard Wallman]
  • CPAN Testers 2.0 - "I love it when a plan comes together" [Barbie]


This month we welcome a returning guest speaker, Richard Wallman, who will be taking a look at how Catalyst has eased the development lifcycle of websites, from his own experiences. In addition I'll be looking at the progress of the CPAN Testers 2.0, and looking at some of the near future plans for CPAN Testers.

As per usual, this month's technical meeting will be upstairs at The Victoria. The pub is on the corner of John Bright Street and Beak Street, between the old entrance to the Alexandra Theatre and the backstage entrance. If in doubt, the main entrance to the Theatre is on the inner ring road, near the Pagoda roundabout. The pub is on the road immediately behind the main entrance. See the map link on the website if you're stuck.

As always entry is free, with no knowledge of Perl required. We'd be delighted to have you along, so feel free to invite family, friends and colleagues ;)

Some of us should be at the venue from about 7.00pm, usually in the backroom downstairs. Order food as you get there, and we'll aim to begin talks at about 8pm. I expect talks to finish by 9.30pm, with plenty of time for discussion in the bar downstairs.

Venue & Directions:

The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN
- Pub Details
- Picture
- Google Map

The venue is approximately 5-10 minutes walk from New Street station, and about the same from the city centre. On street car parking is available see full details and directions on the website.


These are the rough times for the evening:

  • food available until 9.00pm
  • talks: 8.00-10.00pm
  • pub closes: 11.00pm

Please note that beer will be consumed during all the above sessions ;)

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About Barbie

user-pic Leader of and a CPAN author. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006. Responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys, helping to improve YAPCs every year. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores. If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness. Just don't ask the obvious ... Grep has been for 10 years and is still no closer ;)Links: Memoirs of a Roadie Birmingham Perl Mongers CPAN Testers Reports YAPC Conference Surveys