Lightning Talks at YAPC in Chicago

First Half Second Half
Five Web 2.0 Development Myths
by Perrin Harkins
Why I switched to Perl from PHP
by Joey Kelly
Using Search::ContextGraph
by Alan Mead
The Goo - Sticking Things Together
by Nigel Hamilton
ppencode
by Audrey Tang
Pod::WikiDoc -- Write more with less
by David Golden
Real-Time Displays in Perl/Tk
by Brad Doty
data visualization
by Helen Cook
My Project, the FRDCSA
by Andrew Dougherty
Liberal XML parsing with XML::Liberal
by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
a very tiny template module
by Uri Guttman
Appropriate and inappropriate applications of Class::DBI
by Greg Brennan
JavaScript::XRay - See What JavaScript is Doing
by Jeff Bisbee
I think, but I cannot prove...
by Adam Kennedy et al
Why I don't like Perl
by Ingy dot Net
Perl At Work
by Casey West
1:32 Five Web 2.0 Development Myths
by Perrin Harkins - Plus Three
Despite the silly name, the web development trends collectively known as Web 2.0 have brought some interesting ideas to light over the past couple of years. These are not them.
Rant
1:37 Using Search::ContextGraph
by Alan Mead
Plucene is a great way to search documents by keywords. Latent semantic indexing (LSI) is a hard way to search by meaning, rather than keywords. Search::ContextGraph makes it very easy to perform semantic searches of documents. I´┐Żll talk about less obvious ways to use this kind of search.
Programming
1:42 ppencode
by Audrey Tang
The celebrated Japanese lightning talk from YAPC::Asia is now available in English!
Funny
1:47 Real-Time Displays in Perl/Tk
by Brad Doty
Real-time display is not something you usually associate with Perl. But here's a pure Perl way to do it. I inherited a 4500-line Perl/Tk script that displayed a lot of data in real time and was tasked with adding complexity to the calculations & displays. When the GUI froze up, I divided and conquered.
Programming
1:53 My Project, the FRDCSA
by Andrew Dougherty - none
For 6 years I have been working on software to automatically package software for Debian GNU/Linux and other distros. I've written large amounts of ugly code, maybe 50,000 LOC. Looking to present my projects, its ethics and some of its capabilities, get feedback and links. I am also working to fund the creation of a FLOSS cooperative, possibly in Chicago, which would be a Manhattan style loft.
http://frdcsa.onshore.net
Programming
1:58 a very tiny template module
by Uri Guttman
I have a small module that does most of the templating tasks needed and it is less than 50 lines of code. It also has some very powerful features such as data driven looping, simple boolean and multiple choice expansion and include files. It is functioning and in live use but needs to be made into a proper OO module and put on CPAN.
http://www.sysarch.com/tiny_template/slides/index.html
Programming
2:03 JavaScript::XRay - See What JavaScript is Doing
by Jeff Bisbee
I'm working on a very cool HTML "source" filter that I hope release at YAPC. You pass your HTML through this filter before you serve it and it injects a IFrame log and finds all javascript functions and injects a log call that logs the function name and the values of each of the functions arguments. I'm finalizing the CPAN module now and hope to release it to the CPAN at YAPC.
Programming
2:08 Why I don't like Perl
by Ingy dot Net
You'll see...
Other
2:13 A short break
A few minutes to prepare for the second half speakers.
2:18 Why I switched to Perl from PHP
by Joey Kelly - KellyNet Computer Services
I'll share my gripes with PHP, the things that bugged me, and other observations, what made me decide to switch, and how it's helped me as a sysadmin and occasional programmer.
Rant
2:23 The Goo - Sticking Things Together
by Nigel Hamilton - Turbo10 Limited
"The Goo" helps you stick "Things" together in your working environment. Things include Perl modules, Perl scripts, log files, javascripts, configuration files, database tables, templates etc. The Goo records a "Trail" as you jump quickly from Thing to Thing in a simple, text-based console. It remembers how you associate Things in your environment. Accelerate your work by quickly traversing the Trail of associations between Things - and join the project!
Programming
2:28 Pod::WikiDoc -- Write more with less
by David Golden
Pod::WikiDoc is a Pod processor that extracts and converts a simple, wiki-like Pod format to Pod. It makes annoying things in Pod easy and makes documenting code less onerous.
http://dagolden.com/files/pod-wikidoc.pdf
Programming
2:33 data visualization
by Helen Cook
(Track is 'graphics' or 'showing off'.) I will give a whirlwind tour of techniques for visualizing data. It will be heavy on pretty pictures and light on actual code.
Other
2:39 Liberal XML parsing with XML::Liberal
by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
XML::Liberal is a module to parse broken XML feeds in the wild. This talk would cover why you need this and how it deals with bad XML data.
http://search.cpan.org/dist/XML-Liberal/
Programming
2:44 Appropriate and inappropriate applications of Class::DBI
by Greg Brennan - The Rimm-Kaufman Group, LLC
Database access from within Perl has worked well for as long as I've worked with Perl but nobody would call the code I wrote beautiful. Class::DBI opened my eyes to a beautiful way to interact with databases, but I've learned that this beauty can at times be a high maintenance diva. Come let me show you how I've coped and thrived in this environment and share your own database woes in a supportive environment.
Programming
2:49 I think, but I cannot prove...
by Adam Kennedy et al
Many talks at conferences are evangelistic, and it can be unclear how biased or provable they really are. This talk will contain 6 x 30 second statements by myself and 5 Perl "visionaries", to propose a private, crazy idea about Perl, programming, or computing, with no chance for questions, no need details, and an admission that they could well be wrong.
Serious
2:54 Perl At Work
by Casey West
Perl is a work horse. The language is used to do all kinds of heavy lifting and hard labor. In this lighting talk I'll be announcing the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop, the first North American Perl Workshop in history. The theme is "Perl At Work", and we are excited to be hosting in Pittsburgh in September.
http://pghpw.org
Other

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