On this page you will (eventually) find links to all of the talks that Magnum Solutions staff have given at various conferences and meetings. Currently these are scattered rather haphazardly across a couple of sites, so it might take a while to get them organised. Please bear with us whilst we work it out.
Some of these talks will look slightly strange until we spend some time clearing up the formatting.
- Ye Compleate History Of Ye Perle Mongers Of Olde London Town
A look back on the first ten years of London.pm.
- Proud To Use Perl
An attempt to galvanise Perl programmers into evangelising their work.
- Perl IN RPM-Land
A look at finding and building RPMs of CPAN modules.
- Teach-In Extract: Object -Oriented Perl
A talk I gave at the Belgian Perl Workshop in Brussels.
For more of the one-day training course that this talk was taken from see the Teach-In page.
- Advanced Databases for Beginners
A three-hour tutorial introducing database concepts like normalisation and referential integrity.
- What’s Wrong With ORM
A review of some of the problems with current object-relational mapping systems.
- Programming Languages and Perl
A Meditation on Perl’s Place in the Programming World
- Perl in the Enterprise
A talk I gave at Linux Expo in London
- Open Source: It’s Already Here
A talk given to the North London branch of the British Computer Society.
- Tieing and Overloading in Perl
A talk I gave at YAPC::Europe in Paris. I also gave a version of this talk on the “Perl Whirl” cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean in 2004.
- Writing a Book Using the Template Toolkit
A talk given to London.pm.
- Idiotic Perl
This talk looks at the reasons why so many people write bad Perl and what we can do to combat this.
- Perl for the People
A slightly tongue in cheek talk that was presented at both The Open Source Convention and YAPC::Europe in 2001.
- Why Perl Advocacy Is A Bad Idea
The text of a lightning (five minute) talk that was presented a few times during 2001.