Posts Tagged ‘Jess Robinson’

Hack Day #1

A Hack Attack Next saturday, 24th March 2012, the North West England Perl Mongers will be holding their first Hack Day of 2012. For the previous three years we have held hackdays as an annual event to create a local community day for fun and hacking on open source and community projects. it was decided [...]


North West England Hackday 3 Saturday 3rd December was the North West England annual hackday held at the Shadowcat offices in Lancaster once again (for those of you who didn’t know – or just guess – we have been the proud hosts of all three hackdays thus far). This year the plan was to hack [...]

Hackability 3[1] Hackday Part Trois[2] Once again, and for the third year running as the subtitle crudely suggests, the North West England Perl Mongers will be having a hackday to complete work on open source projects. The hackday is traditionally held at the Shadowcat Systems offices in Lancaster, though physical attendance is not absolutely required as [...]

A dozen nerpies and a 3D printer(1)

I am writing this post as I sit in the Yorkshire House (and then later as I edit and add to it at home) in Lancaster after just attending the North West England Perl Mongers meeting in which two wonderful makers(2) demonstrated their 3D printer at the Shadowcat offices. The two people in question are [...]

London Perl Workshop: Conference Round-up

The madness, joy, late nights and last minute panic of the London Perl Workshop is over again for another year and I thought I would take the time to do a quick report on the day as a whole. Hopefully I can cover the majority of the task we faced and some of the decisions [...]

Ada Lovelace Day: Jess Robinson

My Ironman Status I was reading the Planet Perl Ironman feed this morning and came across Karen Pauley’s article on Ada Lovelace Day: Jacinta Robinson (read this article about Jacinta here and about Ada Lovelace Day here). I was inspired to write a few words about a person who inspires me a lot, and she [...]

When the music’s over…

My Ironman Status So the hustings are over and the bunting has been pulled down and we close the books, looks and sack the cooks as we say farewell to another London Perl Workshop for another year. But what a great year it has been. Thanks for the memories So as the organiser and I [...]

North West England Perl Mongers rock

The Event: So last Wednesday, as reported in this blog the North West England Perl Mongers held a live video feed of their session Question the Catalyst Authors (See: – held between 8.15 p.m. and 9 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday 28th October. The Issues: The technical difficulties of this session were: Castaway and Theorbtwo [...]