Recent Meetings:

Social Meeting:
Thursday, November 22, 2016;
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Template::Pure, MathPerl, OSCON

Burgers! CloudForFree.org! Beer! Catalyst! Perl! Auth0!

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504



Social Meeting:
Thursday, March 17, 2016;
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Template::Pure, MathPerl, OSCON

jnap will present his latest work on Template::Pure, and Will the Chill will give updates on MathPerl and our upcoming booth at OSCON '16 in May.

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504



THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Thursday, December 17, 2015;
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Topic:
AMAZING SPECIAL GUEST, brian d foy, FOUNDER OF ALL PERL MONGERS!!!

Mr. Foy presented his latest work on using Perl to find Excellent Numbers, after which we enjoyed a nice evening together for our traditionally non-traditional Christmas celebration.



Mr. Foy has an intimidating Perl resume, including but not limited to...
  • Founder, Perl Mongers
  • Co-Author, Learning Perl
  • Co-Author, Intermediate Perl
  • Co-Author, Mastering Perl
  • Co-Author, Programming Perl
  • Founder, White Camel Awards, 1999
  • Recipient, White Camel Awards, 2004
  • Publisher, The Perl Review
  • Maintainer, Perl Core perlfaq
  • Author & Maintainer, Over 85 CPAN Distributions

Location:
ATX Hackerspace



Thursday, November 12, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Social Meeting, Perl & Beer

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub



Tuesday, September 22, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Social Meeting, Perl & Beer

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub



Thursday, August 20, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Social Meeting, Perl & Beer

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub



Thursday, July 23, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Summer Lightning Talks
Special Guest Speakers Including
naptastic of Houston.pm


We will experience a thrilling variety of short, high-impact Lightning Talks on several different Perl topics.
Also, FREE PIZZA!!!



Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Thursday, May 21, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Business Meeting; 2 Years Of Moose, A Retrospective, Part 3

Location:
HostGator Offices



Thursday, April 16, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Business Meeting; 2 Years Of Moose, A Retrospective, Part 2

Location:
HostGator Offices



Thursday, March 19, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Business Meeting; 2 Years Of Moose, A Retrospective, Part 1

Location:
HostGator Offices



Thursday, February 19, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Business Meeting; Implementing Custom Template Toolkit In ShinyCMS

Location:
HostGator Offices



Thursday, January 15, 2015;
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Business Meeting, Presentations & Decisions

Location:
HostGator Offices



Tuesday, December 9, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY!

'Tis the season to be Perling! Join us to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Festivus, or your holiday of preference...


Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504



Tuesday, November 11, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
HACKATHON CONTINUED! Also: Perl vs Beer vs Billiards, Which Is Better?

We will talk about Beer, Moose, Ale, Catalyst, Lager, ShinyCMS, Brew, RPerl, Shooting Pool, RapidApp, and anything else of interest!

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504



Tuesday, October 28, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
MINI-HACKATHON!

We will split into 2 or 3 teams, to work on our new ShinyCMS Austin.pm website and whatever we choose to adopt as CPAN project, probably using RapidApp

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, September 23, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Extending Catalyst, RapidApp vs ShinyCMS

Catalyst is awesome, but it can be even better with extensions like RapidApp or ShinyCMS.
Austin.pm Prez Will "the Chill" Braswell will present: 2 Catalyst platforms, 1 Austin.pm website redesign, WHICH SOFTWARE WILL WIN?
Also, FREE PIZZA!!!

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, August 26, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Joe Axford's Perl (Mis)Adventures

Perl Monger Joe Axford will present about perldoc::server, perlbrew, and his current Catalyst application, in anticipation of our soon-to-be-created new Catalyst-powered website.
Joe's notes can be found here.

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, July 22, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Kennedy Clark On Catalyst & Moo

Our special guest visiting from the Washington, DC Perl Mongers will present a primer on Catalyst and Moo.
The presentation slides may be found here.
Catalyst On Wikipedia
Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, June 10, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
New Website Design & Mascot

After months of deliberation, Joe Axford has volunteered to lead the Catalyst website redesign project, and our new Austin.pm mascot will be the Barton Springs Salamander!

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, April 22, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Relational Model Checking With Perl

HostGator employee Richard Simoes will present, and as usual there will be FREE FOOD!!!
Relational Model On Wikipedia

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, March 25, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
UML & Perl Design

HostGator employee Jonathan Taylor will present his experience with Perl design and the Unified Modeling Language in a production environment.
Also, FREE PIZZA!!!
Unified Modeling Language On Wikipedia

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, February 25, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Mojolicious

ARM employee and Perl developer Allan Cochrane will present his experiences with the Mojolicious web framework.
Also, FREE PIZZA!!!

Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, February 11, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Perl vs Beer vs Billiards, Which Is Better?

We will talk about Beer, Moose, Ale, Catalyst, Lager, Mojolicious, Brew, RPerl, Shooting Pool, and anything else of interest!
Moose On Wikipedia
Catalyst On Wikipedia
Mojolicious On Wikipedia

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504



Tuesday, January 28, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Embedded Devices & Deploying Catalyst On The Cloud

We will discuss the processes involved in configuring and running Catalyst servers on cloud platforms & The Internet Of Things.


Location:
HostGator Offices
2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX



Tuesday, January 14, 2014;
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Topic:
Perl vs Beer, Which Is Better?

We will talk about Beer, Moose, Ale, Catalyst, Lager, RPerl, and anything else of interest!
Read About Moose On Wikipedia
Read About Catalyst On Wikipedia

Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504



Christmas Meeting: Tuesday, December 17, 2013; 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Topic:
A Very Perl Holiday Party:
Moose, Catalyst, and Trout


We will be joined by the esteemed Matt Trout (mst) of Shadowcat & Catalyst fame!
We will also talk about Moose, Perl Advent, RPerl, and anything else of interest!
Read About mst On Shadowcat
Read About Moose On Wikipedia
Read About Catalyst On Wikipedia






Location:
B.B. Rovers Cafe & Pub
12636 Research Boulevard B101, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 335-9504




Tuesday, December 3, 2013; 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Topic:
Catalyst Web App Framework & Open Discussion

Algebraix presented about Catalyst, semantic web, graph databases, and other fun things!
Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
13376 N. Highway 183, Suite 800, Austin, TX
(512) 219-9256




Tuesday, October 29, 2013; 7:00pm


Topic:
RPerl & Perl 11

Will Braswell presented RPerl and Perl 11.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Tuesday, September 24, 2013; 7:00pm


Topic:
Open Discussion

No specific topic, misc Perl ideas.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Tuesday, August 27, 2013; 7:00pm


Topic:
Open Discussion

No specific topic, misc Perl ideas.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Tuesday, June 25, 2013; 7:00pm


Topic:
YAPC Followup

We discussed the events of YAPC and RPerl was introduced.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Monday, June 3 - Wednesday June 5, 2013


Topic:
YAPC::NA 2013!

The big YAPC conference was in Austin this year, it was awesome!

Location:
University of Texas




Wednesday, May 22, 2013; 8:45pm


Topic:
Last Meeting Before YAPC::NA 2013

Random YAPC stuff.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Wednesday, April 24, 2013; 8:30pm


Topic:
Only 1 More Meeting Until YAPC::NA 2013

Random YAPC talk.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Wednesday, March 27, 2013; 8:30pm


Topic:
Discuss Local Fun Events

Everybody described their favorite local eateries, adventure spots, etc.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Wednesday, February 27, 2013; 8:30pm


Topic:
YAPC::NA 2013 Planning

We had another business meeting to discuss YAPC.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Wednesday, January 23, 2013; 8:30pm


Topic:
YAPC::NA 2013 Planning

We had a business meeting to discuss YAPC.

Location:
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf




Wednesday, October 24, 2012; 2:00pm


Topic:
YAPC::NA 2013 Venue Tour

We met with officials from cPanel and took our initial tour of Thompson Hall at UT.

Location:
University of Texas




Wednesday, September 26, 2012; 8:30pm


Topic:
Reini Urban Presentation

Reini explained B::C and B::CC, it was very complicated!

Location:
Reale's Pizza & Italian Cafe




Wednesday, September 18, 2012; 8:00pm


Topic:
Ingy & Reini Special Meeting

We had a pizza party with Ingy dotNet & Reini Urban, and created Perl 11!

Location:
Private Office In Leander




Wednesday, August 22, 2012; 8:00pm


Topic:
Optimizing Perl Compiler Introduced

We discussed various ideas about the future of Perl 5, Perl 6, etc.

Location:
Reale's Pizza & Italian Cafe




Wednesday, July 25, 2012; 8:30pm


Topic:
Austin Perl Mongers Revived

We had a pizza party, it was super fun!
Will Braswell was elected as the new President.

Location:
Double Dave's Pizza



Historic Meetings:

December 17, 2008; 7:00pm

Topic:
Stagnation of Interest in Perl and How to Reverse It Discussing ways in which to publicize, educate, and promote Perl. How to counter-act the "perl is dead" mentality. How to engage local Perl users over the long term.
Location:
Genuine Joe Coffeehouse - 2001 W. Anderson Lane
512.220.1576

Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2008; 7:00pm

Topic:
Perl 5.10 - aka Perl 6 implemented in Perl 5 [sounds funny reading this in 2013!]
Location:
Mangia Pizza on Mesa

Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2007 - 7:00pm @ Billy's on Burnet

Topic:
Holiday Pie and Beer:
Eat and be merry!
Location:
Billy's on Burnet.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 - 7:00pm @ Mangia Pizza

Topic:
Open discussion:
Lots of random things discussed... Ian said something about Perl 6. Wayne talked about the virtues of Ruby... the usual.
Location:
Mangia Pizza Gracy Farms location at 12001 Burnet Rd.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - 7:00pm @ Mangia Pizza

Topic:
Nested Sets:
Nested sets with MySQL as the storage engine by Mark Lehmann. Feel free to bring your "interesting" brain twisters and maybe the group can help you out.
Location:
Mangia Pizza Gracy Farms location at 12001 Burnet Rd.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 - 7:00pm @ Mangia Pizza

Topic:
Open discussion
The meeting topics have been pushed forward until next month because of scheduling conflicts. We will be having a informal open discussion at Mangia Pizza instead.
Location:
Mangia Pizza Gracy Farms location at 12001 Burnet Rd.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 - 7:00pm @ Mangia Pizza

Topic:
Discuss Meeting Topics :)
More consumption of pizza and beverages at Magia Pizza while discussing future topics. Also discussion about YAPC 2007 and the guy coming from Houston in February to present planning/helping with the conference.
Location:
Mangia Pizza Gracy Farms location at 12001 Burnet Rd.

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ Mangia Pizza

Topic:
Holiday Celebration
We shall celebrate the holiday season with the traditional consumption of pizza and beverages. To be followed by the the feats of strength. A Festivus for the rest of us!
(They have a happy hour until 7:00 PM if you feel like getting there a bit early)
Location:
Mangia Pizza Gracy Farms location at 12001 Burnet Rd.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ B.B. Rover's

Topic:
Consumption of solid and liquid refreshments and discussion of Perl and Perl-related topics (and probably non-Perl-related topics).
Location:
B.B. Rover's at 12101 Jollyville Rd.
Directions:
(Gratuitously stolen from bbrovers.com)

B.B. Rovers is on the north side of Austin in the North Brook Center, just off the southbound frontage road of U.S. 183, roughly half way between the Arboretum (183 @ Loop 360) and Lakeline Mall (183 @ FM 620.)

From South:

As you're heading north on 183 (Research Blvd.) Take either the Duval or the Oak Knoll Exit, under the freeway, then turn right (north) on Jollyville Road. Look to your right, about 1/2 mile north of Oak Knoll, for North Brook Center just past First Hand Car Wash & Krispy Kreme Donuts.

From North:

Take the McNeil/Spicewood exit and follow the frontage road thru the intersection, continuing to the North Brook Center on your right. Turn right into the center and continue through the parking lot, ALMOST to Jollyville Rd. We occupy a portion of the square building in the middle of the complex.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ gNumber

Topic:
HTML::Template
David will talk about HTML::Template and show how he has used it in a few projects.
Presenters:
David Bluestein
Location:
gNumber
Dinner:
5:45 PM at Pok-E-Jo's on Great Hills Trail
Tee Shirts:
If you ordered a tee shirt, they have arrived! Pick yours up at the meeting.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics:
MySQL and Perl
Mark will talk about using MySQL with Perl.
Presenters:
Mark Lehmann
Location:
ARL
Dinner:
5:45 PM at Double Dave's on Metric

Wednesday, August 8th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Free for all 2: Electric Boogaloo
No presentation this month. Bring your tough Perl questions, and we'll see if the Mongers have the answers.
Location:
ARL
Dinner:
5:45 PM at Pok-e-Jo's on Great Hills Trail

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Free for all
No presentation this month. Bring your tough Perl questions, and we'll see if the Mongers have the answers.
Location:
ARL
Dinner:
5:45 PM at Double Dave's on Metric.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ Curra's

Topics
Summer Social Soirée
Dinner, Drinks, and Perl at Curra's on Burnet. Here's a map.
¡Hay más que una forma para hacerlo!
Location:
Curra's

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Extending Apache SpamAssassin Using Plugins
The plugin architecture in Apache SpamAssassin allows for near unlimited growth in SpamAssassin's capabilities. This session will discuss some of the common plugin hooks and how to create and use plugins with Apache SpamAssassin. In addition, we'll cover some example plugins to tackle existing problems or feature requests people are having today.
Presenters
Michael Parker
Location:
ARL
Dinner:
5:45pm at Pok-e Jo's on Great Hills Trail behind Macaroni Grill

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Ruby - Intro and an Old Ex Perl Hacker's Viewpoint
An introduction to programming in Ruby, followed by Wayne Walker's views on Ruby versus Perl. Wayne has been a Perl zealot for 14 years (since perl 4.0pl7) and recently has become a glassy eyed Ruby monk.
Presenters
Wayne Walker and Jim Freeze from ARCTAN (Austin Ruby Coders Texas Area Network)
Location:
ARL
Dinner:
6:00pm at Pok-e Jo's on Great Hills Trail behind Macaroni Grill

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 - 7:00pm @ Servergraph

Topics
PUGS - the Perl6 Interpreter
Review of the existing/new functionality of PUGS, the Perl 6 interpreter written in Haskell that lets you dabble in Perl6 today, rather that in 2039 when the real Perl6 may be rumored to release (alpha version).
Presenters
Ian Remmler
Location:
Servergraph
Dinner:
6:00pm at Pok-e Jo's on Great Hills Trail behind Macaroni Grill

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Eclipse EPIC Perl Plugin
Review of the existing/new functionality of the Eclipse EPIC Perl Plugin. Covering refactoring tools, POD viewing, syntax highlighting, completion, etc.
Presenters
Heath Malmstrom
Location:
Servergraph
Dinner:
6:00pm at Pok-e Jo's on 5th

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
SQL/MySQL/DBI and Perl
Presenters
TBD
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
Double Dave's at 11900 Metric Blvd., Ste. F., at 5:45pm

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Creating Graphics with Perl (Part II)
Presenters
Mark Lehmann
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
Double Dave's at 11900 Metric Blvd., Ste. F., at 5:45pm

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Java.pm, Catalyst
Presenters
Bill Raty, David Bluestein,
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
Double Dave's at 11900 Metric Blvd., Ste. F., at 5:45pm

This month we'll have a split topic with 2 presenters:

  • Bill Raty: Java.pm (and how to call Java using a Perl interface)
  • David Bluestein: Catalyst (Perl's answer to Ruby on Rails and AJAX)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topics
Log4Perl, Java.pm, Acme::*, Catalyst
Presenters
Ezra Pagel, Bill Raty, Ian Remmler, David Bluestein,
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
Double Dave's at 11900 Metric Blvd., Ste. F., at 5:45pm

This month we'll have a split topic with 4 presenters.

  • Ezra Pagel: Log::Log4perl
  • Bill Raty: Java.pm (and how to call Java using a Perl interface)
  • Ian Remmler: Acme::* (and a secret program demo to be revealed live at the meeting)
  • David Bluestein: Catalyst (Perl's answer to Ruby on Rails and AJAX) [Time Permitting]

We'll also discuss a joint meeting with the MySQL users group where we show off how perl works with Mysql.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topic
Perl Debugging Techniques
Presenter
Mark Lehmann
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
Double Dave's at 11900 Metric Blvd., Ste. F.

Postponed from last month, Mark Lehmann will be speaking (again) about Perl Debugging Techniques, including remote debugging. Also using the EPIC Eclipse Module.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

This meeting was postponed till May

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topic
Creating an Asterisk Gateway Interface
Presenter
Wayne Walker, Chris Tooley
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
Double Dave's at 11900 Metric Blvd., Ste. F.

Wayne Walker and Chris Tooley will talk about creating an Asterisk Gateway Interface for Asterisk (a VOIP related application). They'll walk through the process of creating a button on a webpage that accepts 2 phone numbers, and bridges a phone call between them.

January 19th, 2005 - 7:00pm @ ARL

Topic
Maypole
Presenter
Ian Remmler
Location:
Applied Research Lab
Dinner:
5:45 at Pok-e Jo's in the Arboretum.

December 15th, 2004 - 6:30pm

Location: Kerbey Lane on Research Blvd

  • Join us for dinner at Kerbey Lane Cafe. If there's interest, we can move on to Dave & Busters afterwards.

November 16th, 2004 - 6:45pm Location: Alamo Drafthouse (downtown)

  • Uber Goober

    A documentary that looks at the practitioners of what could possibly be the most misunderstood pop culture phenomenon of the late 20th/early 21st century: "gamers" (as in Dungeons and Dragons and Magic, tabletop, wargames, LARP, etc.) See the alamo site for more details.

    Alamo drafthouse has food, so we'll eat during movie (no pre-movie eating plans), and they also have wireless in all theaters, so you can bring your laptop too. If people have questions, we'll answer Perl questions BEFORE the movie starts (to show we are the uber-geeks among those attending). Tickets are available online, or at box office. I called and there were LOTS of tickets available yesterday, but I make no guarantees. If you are going to show up, drop me an email so I have a headcount and we'll try to save a couple of rows in the theater.

    We will have Ian presenting on Maypole at our next regularly scheduled meeting (December or January, depending on when 3d Wed of Dec is).

October 20th, 2004 - 7:00pm Location: Applied Research Lab

  • Webmin - by Michael Parker

    We'll write a new Webmin module from scratch during the presentation - which will provide an overview of the web-lib.pl library of functions, the architecture of Webmin, and hopefully bring a few new Webmin module developers into existence

    Presenter details:
    Joe Cooper is author of "The Book of Webmin"

September 15, 2004 - 7:00pm @ ARL

  • YAML - by Ian Remmler
  • SQL::Abstract and related modules - by David Bluestein

August 18, 2004 - 7:00pm @ ServerGraph

  • Microsoft Exchange <-> Linux/Apache
    • Jeremy Brooks
    • What the modules do & how to use them
    • Module development and preparation for CPAN

March 17, 2004

  • Perl 6 - Current State of Development
    • Ian Remmler

May 19, 2004

  • Cutting and Pasting between Windows and Linux
    • Heath Malmstrom

Date Unknown

  • Graphics Processing Part 2 - Ted Paone

Date Unknown

  • Graphics Processing Part 3 - Ted Panoe

Wednesday March 21, 2001


Topic:
What's New In Perl 5.6

Check out Bill Raty's Original Presentation!

Location:
Does anybody know?


September 27, 1998


Event:
Austin Perl Mongers Is Born!

Check out Wayne Walker's Historic Austin.pm Website!

Location:
Austin, TX