June 2017 News Archive

Thu Jun 1 00:00:00 2017

This is the shadowcat news archive for June 2017.

The Apprentice

Matt as the Apprentice

In an un-televised saga with absolutely no competitive elements, panel or competitors we at Castle Shadowcat would like to introduce our latest cohort, Finn Kempers.[1] Finn came to us via Lancaster and Morecambe college and a two week placment, we have extended that to an apprenticeship over the next year.

An unsuspecting Finn is photographed An unsuspecting Finn is photographed

Finn is no stranger to the world of programming but he is new to Perl and mobile application development so we thought it would be good to throw him at a community project or two to up his skills before we unleash him on deeper community software.

Finn joined us as an apprentice in July but he has been coming into the office to work on voluntary work for a few months after he did a fortnight placement with us as part of his previous college course.

Those of you who came to FLOSS Spring will have already met Finn as we brought him along with us to that conference so he could learn and participate in the workshops. He also gave his first talk at a tech conference as a member of the Shadowcat cohort as a thank you for giving him the chance and experience.

Hopefully you will get to meet him at a community event in the near future.





Notes

[1] Finn has also done some voluntary work for the Pear Trading App and has travelled to a conference as our guest where he did a 5 minute Lightning Talk.





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Euro Perl 2017

As the subtitle suggests this post should be chocked full of whizzer, spiffing, what-ho and golly-gosh, as three of the Shadowcat team will be whizzing along to Amsterdam for this year’s European Perl Conference.[1]

It is though far more thrilling than just three ‘catters doing the ‘dam thing as they will also all be presenting whopper talks on a bunch of super subjects which is toppo spiffing stuff.

Matt S. Trout will be talking about Javascript, Chatops and CPAN Dependencies in 3 whopper 45 minute talks. Tom has updated and refreshed his talk on testing and Mark will be talking about the EPO.

As always the lads will be hanging around the various halls and social events and Mark will no doubt be helping orgas and getting in the way of people. So please make sure to say hello if you are there.





Notes

[1] The Yet Another Perl Conference Europe (YAPC::EU) has been re-branded, or rather old-branded, to be The Perl Conference. This is officially The Perl Conference:Amsterdam.





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Euro Perl 2017

As the subtitle suggests this post should be chocked full of whizzer, spiffing, what-ho and golly-gosh, as three of the Shadowcat team will be whizzing along to Amsterdam for this year’s European Perl Conference.[1]

It is though far more thrilling than just three ‘catters doing the ‘dam thing as they will also all be presenting whopper talks on a bunch of super subjects which is toppo spiffing stuff.

Matt S. Trout will be talking about Javascript, Chatops and CPAN Dependencies in 3 whopper 45 minute talks. Tom has updated and refreshed his talk on testing and Mark will be talking about the EPO.

As always the lads will be hanging around the various halls and social events and Mark will no doubt be helping orgas and getting in the way of people. So please make sure to say hello if you are there.





Notes

[1] The Yet Another Perl Conference Europe (YAPC::EU) has been re-branded, or rather old-branded, to be The Perl Conference. This is officially The Perl Conference:Amsterdam.





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