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Slides for the talk velociraptor at yapc-na-2011

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State Of The
Velociraptor

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State Of The
Onion

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State Of The
Butterfly

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?

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Larry talks
about ...

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Awesome stuff
he's seen

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Awesome stuff
he's been
involved with

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I'm going to
talk about ...

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Awesome stuff
I've seen

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Awesome stuff
I've been
invo-

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No, wait.

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I shout.

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I shout.
Others do.

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Problem
last year.

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"Laying it
on a bit
thick."

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"Convince the
person stood
next to you."

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This time ...

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"Convince
this room."

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(audience, please
applaud Larry
until he blushes)

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Things that
haven't happened

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Doom

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Gloom

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The sky
falling

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Epic.

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Things that
have happened

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perl5
version 14

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second annual
major release
in a row

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Jesse
Vincent

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Jesse Vincent
Leon Brocard
Ricardo Signes

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Purple
covers
gray

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irc.perl.org

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"it'll always
be about
1000 users"

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1394!

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freenode
#perl

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2010:
490 users

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2011:
600 users

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There are
other
#perl-*
channels

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#perlcafe
#perl-cats
#perl-de

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If you want
to make one,
talk to me

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Raptor
logo

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unofficial

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unofficial
is good

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CPAN has no
pumpking

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CPAN has no
official
modules

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we choose
which modules
to use

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we choose
which logo
to use

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"but a
velociraptor
is tiny"

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small
fast
vicious

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small
fast
effective

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much like
the best
of CPAN!

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metabase

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CPAN
testers

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run your
own smoker!

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minismokebox

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metacpan

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beta.metacpan.org

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run your
own CPAN
search

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https://github.com/CPAN-API/metacpan-web

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What we need
to see

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More
outreach

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We're still
in the echo
chamber

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... a bit
(stackoverflow
has a perl tag)

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We need to
talk to
people

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We need to
help people
to be excited

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Resistance
should be
futile :)

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I'll talk
about how
in a moment

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... but first

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Failure
modes

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fail closed
fail open

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security
systems must
fail closed

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dropbox got
that wrong

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Crowne Plaza
got that right

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locked
out!

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replace
hardware

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always
remember ...

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CONFIGURE THE
NEW HARDWARE

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The staff
were awesome

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Off by 2

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All Hardware Sucks
All Software Sucks

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Anyway ...

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Outreach

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Larry talked
about the
light side

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Now for the
dark side

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(where's my
vader helmet)

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What's the
problem with
outreach?

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All Hardware Sucks
All Software Sucks

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All Hardware Sucks
All Software Sucks
All Liveware Sucks

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People suck.

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Assholes
Idiots
Whiners
Trolls

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Assholes

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Loud
Blunt
Obnoxious

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Here's one:
||
\/

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But ...

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Assholes
may not
be evil

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Direct

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Uninterested
in people

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German

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They might
even be ...

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Antiheroes

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Focused

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Too focused
to think
(about people)

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Too focused
to notice

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Opinionated

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Opinionated
is useful

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Loud and
right

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Loud and
wrong

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Quiet and
right

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Only best
if people
are listening

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Idiots

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Lost
Confused
Incoherent

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But ...

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New to
programming

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New to
technical
english

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Just think
differently

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Anecdote
time!

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"Matt, I'll
take this"

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"Herp the
derp derp"

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... presto,
correct code

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??!!

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Don't knock
it if it
works

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Love your
idiots

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They'll help
each other

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They'll
document for
each other

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One day you
might even
understand them

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Whiners

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Picky
Annoying
Needy

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Good!

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Canary
in the
code mine

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Tweak the
docs

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Tweak the
code

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Tiny
problems

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Tiny problems
can add up

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Whiners are a
walking usability
test suite

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So challenge
them to help

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"How *should*
this work then?"

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They might
not code

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But they *do*
have ideas

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Get those ideas.
Use those ideas.

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Repeat until
there's no
more whining

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(then lather
and rinse to
de-emo your hair)

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Trolls

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Provocative
Inflexible
Annoying

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Real trolls
should be hugged

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But maybe they
just disagree

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"*{$foo} is ugly!"

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Uh. Yeah.
Yeah. It is.

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It's also really
easy to read once
you understand it.

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Don't get
defensive.

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Accept the
objection

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Sell the
reasoning

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A real troll
hates reasoned
counterargument

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They'll
leave

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The rest will
learn something

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Hug the trolls

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Hug the trolls
Teach the !trolls

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Logic.
It works.

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So, in
summary.

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People
suck.

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We're
people
too.

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Even
Ingy

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Welcome to
the future
of perl

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Welcome to
the future
of the perl
community

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Surprise:
It's you!

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Thank You
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