Doubleheader: perl5i and MetaCPAN

Though we usually meet on the last Thursday of the month, there are folks with wee ones and folks who wish to give candy to said wee ones on that Thursday so we're moving it a week back.

Tom Legrady, after having done a series of blog posts about it, will be talking about perl5i. The goal of perl5i is to "Fix as much of Perl 5 as possible in one pragma."

Olaf Alders will be walking us through an installation of the new MetaCPAN VM. MetaCPAN is both an API and a frontend that can be used in place of search.cpan.org. In order to speed up hacking on MetaCPAN, virtual machines (VM) can now be downloaded to get you up and running in a hurry. These VMs are preconfigured and Debian machines which come with pretty much everything you need to get MetaCPAN up and running on your own machine.

To download your own VM before the meeting begins, checkout the instructions. In this first of two parts, we'll talk about what it takes to get the VM up and running and we'll take some time to troubleshoot any issues which folks have had with the basic install. Please do follow the instructions listed above to install (or at least download) the VM before the meeting begins, so that we can be as productive as possible. MetaCPAN makes use of Vagrant, VirtualBox, ElasticSearch, Catalyst, jQuery, Template Toolkit and a whole lot of other technology which can help you towards full buzzword compliance.

As per usual, please arrive prior to 7pm. Someone will be down to collect you from the lobby and bring you to the venue.  If you arrive after 7pm, please speak to security and ask for the number for the Toronto Perl Mongers.  You can then text or call us to come getcha!

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  • Mike S.

    ...enlightening as usual. exposure to tid-bits or perspective i may not/have not yet encountered in the day job.

    October 25, 2013

  • Olaf A.

    Good to see some new faces at the meeting. :)

    October 25, 2013

  • Mike D. T.

    interesting meetup. good to meet the group.

    October 25, 2013

  • Dimitar P.

    Sadly I'll have to miss it too. Sorry and have fun all

    October 24, 2013

  • Dave D.

    I sadly will have to miss my second consecutive meeting. Gotta go get the wife und child from the airport. Have a good night all!

    October 24, 2013

  • Alex B.

    I am visiting my sister in PEI this week .. I'll see you all in November.

    October 21, 2013

  • Pierre M.

    I will be watching via streaming, if it's possible?

    October 19, 2013

  • Olaf A.

    As a reminder, we *will* be streaming this meeting via Google Hangout.

    2 · October 4, 2013

    • Olaf A.

      If the people giving talks use the same laptop (the one that hosts the hangout and uses the projector) and we have some small powered speakers, then it pretty much "just works". Mike was mentioning some of us could chip in for a wireless router so that we could solve the ethernet issues. That should pretty much take care of it. I thought the audio on the stream was quite good.

      October 4, 2013

    • Mike S.

      I'll have a way of making a wireless network for the meeting.

      October 4, 2013

  • Pierre M.

    I will be watching via streaming, if it's possible?

    October 4, 2013

    • Olaf A.

      It will! If you add us to your G+ circles we can add you back and invite you to the hangout as soon as it begins. https://plus.google.co...­

      October 4, 2013

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