Tag Archives: london

BBC Backstage Xmas Bash

After the LPW, I followed a few other Perl mongers along to the BBC Backstage Xmas Bash. It looked completely empty when we got there, which was slightly disconcerting, but it just meant that the iceberg was 90% hidden, with all the action being downstairs. Immediately on my arrival, I spotted Ribot and Devi from […]

London Perl Workshop 2006

Yesterday was the London Perl Workshop, a one-day, two-track conference put together by the London Perl Mongers (in particular, muttley and Greg). I arrived early (mostly due to my lack of faith in train times), so got to put up posters first. First talk of the day was Jesse Vincent on Jifty, the web application […]

RailsConf Day 2

Urgh, I’ve spent most of the weekend recovering from a cold and lack of sleep, so I’m finally at a point where I can write up the final day of the conference. In the meantime, I noticed that DHH has a great railsconf writeup, which covers many of the things I saw. In the morning, […]

RailsConf Day 1

What I done saw… Unsurprisngly, after a brief introduction by David Black, DHH kicked off the conference with a keynote speech. Except that having no copy of Keynote on his laptop, he used TextMate instead. Hardcore! He went on to show off the RESTful ideas in Rails 1.2 (due out Real Soon Now™). I’ve done […]

Unicode for Rails

I finally gave my talk this afternoon. I rushed through things in 40 minutes; I was planning on 45, but I started a little late due to microphone difficulties. The talk seemed to go down well; a few people came up to ask questions afterwards. My official hecklers, Tom and Paul were noticeably silent. They […]

RailsConf Europe is Over

I’ve gotten back from RailsConf. I actually got back a few hours ago, but went to bed and couldn’t sleep (idea! ping! awake!). So, I thought I’d start writing up stuff whilst I thought of it… The conference itself was pretty well organised by SkillsMatter and RubyCentral. There were a couple of minor hiccups which […]

Pizza On Rails

I’ve just gotten back from the Pizza on Rails pre-conference event. I was a bit nervous, because by all accounts I knew nobody who was going. Thankfully I bumped into Paul Hammond within 5 minutes of arriving. He introduced me to Rob who deals with parliament.uk. That sounds like fascinating stuff—over 12Tb of data, including […]

London JavaScript Night

I’ve just gotten back from LJS. It was an excellent evening of talks (bar mine, I feel). The two talks I really wanted to see (“JavaScript Idioms” by Paul Hammond and “JavaScript Taste Testing” by Simon Willison) were superb. Paul Hammond gave a very good overview of why things often look a bit funny in […]

London JavaScript Night

The wonderful Greg McCarroll of london.pm is organising London JavaScript Night. If this is anything like the Perl tech meets, I expect it to be well run. I’m already looking forwards to both the full-length talks on that page, and I can’t wait to find out what the lightning talks have in store.

london.pm tech meet

I went to the London.pm tech meet last night. There was an excellent selection of talks, but the one that really caught my eye was Tom Hukins talk on Aspect.pm. Now, I’ve looked at AOP before, mostly in the context of Java and AspectJ. But every time I read about AOP, I came away with […]