Category Archives: Programming

Perl & DBIx::Class course

Dave Cross, of and, is running a day’s course on using DBIx::Class in Perl to talk to your databases this Saturday at Google for only £30. This is a massive bargain – I’ve been to other courses he’s run and they’ve been excellent. If you’re using Perl and DBI to talk to your databases and you haven’t come across DBIx::Class, go along and find out how it can make your life easier.

More details at

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London Perl Workshop – 24/11/12

The London Perl Workshop is next month. This is a one day conference organised by London Perl Mongers. The theme for this year is 25 years of Perl. The schedule comprises a range of talks and workshops ranging from beginners’ tutorials to in-depth discussions of Perl’s innards.

The event is free, but you will need to register.

More details and registration form can be found here:

London Perl Workshop 2011

This year’s London Perl Workshop will be held on Saturday 12th November at Westminster University.

It’s free to attend and you can sign up here:

The schedule isn’t up yet, but an update sent to the mailing list promises introductory workshops for programmers of other languages, updates on new Perl developments for current Perl programmers all the way up to advanced talks from world-renowned Perl experts.

Think beyond the consumer internet: Hack for Knowledge! | Mendeley Blog

Mendeley Hackday thing. June 11th and 12th

Think beyond the consumer internet: Hack for Knowledge! | Mendeley Blog.


Codefest 2011 – Open Bioinformatics Foundation

This year’s BOSC / ISMB will be preceded by a 2-day bio-hackathon, organised by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation,  bringing together developers from Bioperl, BioJava, BioPython, BioRuby, EMBOSS etc.

Codefest 2011 – Open Bioinformatics Foundation.

PiCloud | Cloud Computing. Simplified.

As mentioned at last night’s meeting:


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Biopython Tutorial and Cookbook

Biopython Tutorial and Cookbook.

LondonR Presentations

Slides from talks given at the LondonR meetings.

DevCSI Linked Data Hackdays

DevCSI (Developer Community Supporting Innovation) are running a linked data hackday in January. It’s in Bristol, but accommodation is free. The idea is to get devs, researchers and librarians together to kick around ideas about how linked data can be used to help in the management of research data and to hack on some prototype tools.

Dev8D 2011

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JISC-funded un-conference for developers in higher education and research

See the Dev8D website for details and to book a place

“The aim of Dev8D is to bring together developers from across the education sector and wider in order to learn from one another and ultimately create better, smarter technology for learning and research”