Åpent foredrag: “Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming […] Made Easy!”

Typisk hjerne etter et Damian-foredrag

Oslo Perl Mongers ønsker å invitere til åpent medlemsmøte med Open Source legenden Damian Conway! Foredragene hans er sykt morsomme og minneverdige (bare spør de som var på “Fun With Dead Languages” foredraget i høst) så dette blir dritkult! :D

Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Spacetimes… Made Easy!
Torsdag 19. April 2012, klokken 18:00
The Scotsman (2. etg), Karl Johans gate 17

Foredraget er gratis og åpent for alle.

Damian beskriver foredraget sitt på følgende vis:

Watch in terror as Damian writes a Perl program to extract square roots using nothing but quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the very fabric of the space-time continuum.

Along the way we’ll also investigate: Witt genstein’s dark secret; the diminishing returns of physical computation; Roman philosophy; when Super Science Adventures go wrong; the greatest Lego kit of all time; the secret identity of Sith; carbon logic vs silicon logic; the giants of 1930’s physics; elementary spin-half quanta under relativistic motion; CAT scans; Will Smith; bongos; drunken bets involving penguins; algorithmic consistency; God’s dice and the problem of free will; intrinsic self-inconsistency; the many worlds outside Copenhagen; and the inventor of stage diving.

What happens when Dirac meets Deutsch meets Damian? Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.


Om Damian Conway:

Damian Conway is a well-known member of the international Open Source community. An entertaining and widely sought-after speaker and educator, he is the author of several technical books, as well as over 50 Open Source software modules. He runs an international IT training company – Thoughtstream – which provides developer training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia.


Om Oslo Perl Mongers:

Oslo.pm er den eneste uavhengige faglig-sosiale foreningen for folk på østlandet som vil holde seg oppdatert på Perl, CPAN samt miljøene og infrastrukturen tilknyttet disse teknologiene. Foreningen er basert i Oslo, ble stiftet i 2002, har ca. 160 medlemmer og avholder faste medlemsmøter første onsdag hver måned.


Dette blir bra! :D

Oslo.pm courses in TDD, API Design and Productivity

Keeping in mind Oslo.pm’s two-step .plan:

  1. Do something cool
  2. Tell about it

Damian Conway is coming to Oslo, and just like last August, Oslo.pm and Redpill Linpro will be organizing courses! :D

Redpill Linpro’s classrooms at Vitaminveien 1A, Oslo, Norway.
Wednesday April 18th: 09:00-16:30, Test-Driven Development in Perl (Register).
Thursday April 19th: 09:00-16:30, The Productive Programmer (Register).
Friday April 20th: 09:00-16:30, API Design for Perl (Register).

There are 12 seats available each day, so don’t wait too long to sign up. Also, a portion of the profits will go to fund Oslo.pm’s other activities in 2012. :)

Looking forward to see Damian in action again!

Invitation to Perl 6 Patterns Hackathon 2012


You’re hereby invited to Oslo Perl Monger’s first hackathon in 2012!

Perl 6 Patterns
Redpill Linpro‘s classrooms
Vitaminveien 1A
Oslo, Norway
Friday April 20th to Sunday April 22nd 2012
Hacking on Perl 6-related things, socializing, fun

We’ve got attendance confirmation from Patrick Michaud, Moritz Lenz, Carl Mäsak, Jonathan Worthington, Damian Conway, Tadeusz So?nierz and Filip Sergot, and there’s room for you too!

Oslo Perl Mongers’ organizers are Jan Ingvoldstad (frettled), Karl Rune Nilsen (krunen) and Salve J. Nilsen (sjn), and we can all be reached on #perl6 on irc.freenode.org.

What does one do at a hackathon? The short answer is * ;). The long answer: Whatever is necessary, interesting, fun or useful to do when you get an opportunity to work with someone in the same room as yourself. It’s useful to have some opportunities to handle issues that require high-bandwidth communication, and hackathons are one of those. You’ll also get opportunities to meet core Perl 6 hackers and learn or improve your knowledge of the language.

As for the topic, it’s a guideline. We as organizers would like to see more people hack on Perl 6-related projects, and have realized that it would be useful to spend some attention on making it easier to recruit new people. This might mean we spend some time making cool examples to use in promotional material, to look for patterns in the language that can be used to make it easier to teach Perl 6, or to create the words and images that let people recognize we have something utterly cool going on in the Perl 6 community.

We want Perl 6 to be understandable and easily teachable to both students and experienced developers and teachers. We’d love to spend some time improving this aspect of the language.

If you’d like to participate, get in touch with the organizers (above) or just show up! :)

And failing that, remember: Do something cool, and tell about it! :D

Too keep up-to-date with the preparations, check out our status gist on github.

Finally, we’d like to thank our sponsors: Jan Ingvoldstad, NUUG Foundation and Oslo Perl Mongers. If you’d like to help improve this event, please get in touch with us!

See you in Oslo!

Kind regards,

  • Jan Ingvoldstad (frettled)
  • Karl Rune Nilsen (krunen)
  • Salve J. Nilsen (sjn)

Oslo Perl Mongers in 2012

  1. Do something Cool
  2. Tell about it

So, what cool stuff is Oslo Perl Mongers planning to do in 2012?

In February, we’ll visit Telenor – Norway’s largest telecom company, to learn how they’re using Perl to manage half a million routers in Telenor’s network. We’ll also have our general assembly, so this it’s a great time to show give a hand.

In April, Damian Conway will visit us again! He’ll be teaching a couple of his courses, give a presentation for us, and attend the Go Open 2012 conference.

While Damian’s in town we’ll also organize a Perl 6 Hackathon in the Redpill Linpro offices. Invitations have been sent to several core members of the Perl 6 community, and we’re looking for sponsors who would like to help some of them coming to Oslo. (If you haven’t heard from me, check in with sjn on #perl6, and we’ll see what we can do!)

Preikestolen (The Pulpit)

Preikestolen (The Pulpit)

In August, we’ll take a trip to YAPC::EU in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Right after YAPC::EU, we’ll fly directly from Frankfurt to Stavanger for a 5 day Moving to Moose hackathon near Lysefjorden, including a trip to Preikestolen (“The Pulpit”). Some details are still pending, but if you’re interested in working on moving Perl 5 to Moose, or move some useful CPAN modules to Moose, then this event may be something for you. On another note – we need sponsors! If your company uses Moose, please consider helping with funding for this hackathon!

In October, we’ll have our 10th anniversary! No plans yet, but we know the date is October 16th.

Now I have to remind myself (and you) that these are plans, and subject to change. But at least you can get a picture of what we’d like to do. If you want to join in, you know where to find Oslo.pm! :D