It's time for another round of "New York Perl
Seminar". This will be our final meeting of the
season, so if you plan on attending, this would be the
This month's topics:
1) A Do-It-Yourself Archive for Mailing Lists
2) VoiceXML and Perl
Speaking of which, we will be looking for presenters
to roll in the new season in September. If you are
currently working on a project, please consider
sharing it with us in September. We'll be asking for
volunteers at the May meeting.
Title: Do-It-Yourself Archive for Mailing Lists
Presenter: Jim Keenan jkeen@...
What happens if your favorite mailing list suddenly
loses its archiving capacity? What do you do if
you're so obsessive that you just have to have
access to every single message from your favorite
mailing list -- but can't be bombarded by individual
e-mails all day long? Answer: subscribe to a
digest version of the list and construct your own
archive with "Digest.pl: a do-it-yourself archive for
mailing list digest subscribers."
In this presentation Jim welcomes comments on both the
line coding as well as the overall architecture of the
program (e.g., what's in the module, what's not).
Preview the coding either at our own site
(http://www.storefront-solutions.com/nyperl/) or at
jim's own site
for POD and
.../digest.zip for code archive).
Title: VoiceXML and Perl
Presenter: Mark Miller
VoiceXML is sneaking under the radar of most
developers and is about to explode on the scene, about
like HTML did in 1994. In this presentation, I'll show
a simple VoiceXML application that will allow you to
access a web enabled database and have the database
'talk back to you' in plain English. No computer
required. It's all done over the phone!
"Holy Smokes, Batman... can that be true?"
"You bet, Robin."
Anyone interested in a non-proprietary, vendor neutral
way to access data verbally will be interested in
attending (XML, JAVA and Perl devotees, especially).
Perl Seminar NY Session #6
Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
34 West 17th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Aves),
Ring the doorbell ONCE! The receptionist really gets
pissed off when you lean on it.
(As always, thanks to Simon for providing space)
Please refer all comments back to the list.
See you there.
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