I know that all sounded very dry and stuffy...
Today, 1st March (though this post was written late on the 28th February), Shadowcat Systems, in the guise of Matt S. trout and Mark Keating are launching a new community resource site called Presenting Perl.
So what is it?
The presenting Perl website is a resource location for talks and presentations on, or about, the Perl language. The site will initially have videos from conferences and workshops but it is our aim to provide a single location for all Perl audio/visual resources and material. Coming soon will be the ability for the authors of the videos to add html links and materials of their own to other resources, such as slides, supporting documents on the net. Or to embed those items in the page their video or presentation is displayed upon.
Future iterations of the site will, we hope, incorporate other multimedia properties as we develop them. The site is built and maintained by Shadowcat Systems Limited, but we will accept offers to support, promote, and build the project from interested parties.
Presenting Perl is powered by Idiot Box which is built using the Web::Simple framework created by Matt S. Trout for 'light web applications' development.
All of the material will have a licence on the page it is on. The general site licence is a "Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported Licence", other material provided by authors may have their own restrictions and conditions. If you wish to use any of the material at another location then please contact the site owners to confirm usage, also so we can promote and link your usage.
Well okay then...
I know that all sounded very dry and stuffy but I was writing this as a serious piece that I could ameliorate to different contexts, then I realised that what I wrote couldn't be fused into different styles without still sounding stuffy so I left it and will hope you'll forgive me for sounding so drab and making a fun thing sound so restrictive.
If anyone has any video or resources they want to start adding to the site then please contact me and we'll work on incorporating that. If you have some time and want to help work on aspects of the sites code, design, look, feel, message and purpose, well you know where we are ;). I will keep you all updated to the changes and new features as and when we release them.
If anyone has feedback (and until we have a commenting system) please don't hesitate to email me at: m.keating [at] shadowcat.co.uk, if your comments are useful, fun, or just plain interest to me, or if I think will be useful to others, then I will add them to the end of this post, let me know how you would like to be named (anon, nick etc.).
Mark Keating is: Managing Director of Shadowcat Systems Limited
Director and Secretary of Enlightened Perl Organisation
Co-Founder/Co-Leader of North-West England Perl Mongers
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