celebrates their 10th birthday

Event:   Birthday Social Meeting
Date:    Wednesday 8th September 2010
Time:    6pm onwards
Venue:   The Dragon Inn, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD


This month the Social Meeting is something rather special. We'll be celebrating TEN years of While there are several other groups around the world who have been in existence longer, I think we are the second longest (uninterrupted) running group in the UK.

Last month we had a special guest in our midst, when Mike Bissett came to visit, who I co-founded with after our trip to OSCON in 2000. We started small, and have since ebbed and flowed over the years. We are still have a core group of regular attendees, several who pop along when they can, and around 80+ members on the mailing list. Thanks to everyone who has helped to keep Birmingham Perl Mongers interesting over the years, and we'll raise a toast to all those that can't make it this Wednesday.

For those who can get along, please feel free to invite colleagues, friends, partners (and anyone who might enjoy a drink ;)) and help us celebrate our tenth birthday with an evening of beer, food and good company this Wednesday at The Dragon Inn on Hurst Street.

There are unofficial reports that there may be cake too, hopefully this year car repairs won't be involved [1]!

I should be there from about 5.30pm onwards, so you're more than welcome to join me earlier if you want. See you there.

[1] Ask JJ


For anyone not familiar with The Dragon Inn (or O'Neills as was), the pub is on Hurst Street, backing onto The Arcadian. For further directions and parking details see the website -

Full address details are:

The Dragon Inn,
Hurst Street,
Birmingham, B5 4TD


The Dragon Inn is a Weatherspoon's pub, and serves a decent selection of food until about 9pm. See their website for their menu.


As always, if anyone, would like to sign up for membership to Birmingham Perl Mongers, I'll have membership forms available on the night. Please note that as of this month the membership fees have changed; £25 for waged and £10 for unwaged. Hand your completed membership form and fee to Alan, Brian or myself.

We look forward to seeing you all.

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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