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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Tues, 17 Jan. "Embrace your Commun

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Tues, 17 Jan. "Embrace your Community: an open model for business" by Mark Keating (Managing Director) & Matt Trout (Technical Director), Shadowcat Systems Limited
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:06:38 +0000
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Talk is tomorrow (Tuesday).
Hope to see you there.

On 06/01/12 09:36, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Talk: Embrace your Community: an open model for business
> * Speakers: Mark Keating (Managing Director) &
>             Matt Trout (Technical Director),
>             Shadowcat Systems Limited
>             http://shadow.cat/about/
> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
>   http://madlab.org.uk/
> * Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2012 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> Details
> -------
>     "How can you benefit from free software in business? How can you run
> a business in which most of what you work with and produce isn't charged
> for? What is the value in engaging with a non-profit orientated
> community? Why would you want to engage with a community that can
> critically be described as a social exercise in collaborative
> one-upmanship?"
>     "In this talk Mark will use the experience gained from several years
> managing a free software consultancy to discuss the benefits to business
> of working with free software and engaging with the community. Using
> Shadowcat Systems, the Perl language and associated community as a basis
> for that talk."
> The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
> in the pub afterwards.
> Speakers
> --------
> *  Mark Keating:
>     "Mark Keating is the managing director of Shadowcat Systems Limited.
> He is married to Leigh and has a son called Benjamin Connor, they all
> live in Lancaster, in the United Kingdom with a cat called Darwin and
> several tropical fish. He stumbled sideways into the magnificent world
> of Perl by way of linguistics, literature, a publishing company and an
> undefined close association with Matt Trout. He is a neophyte evangelist
> of modern Perl and an advocate of Enlightenment thinking."
>     "Mark likes to think that he fills his days as an 'adminion' but is
> also a writer, keen amateur photographer and herder of (programming)
> cats. Mark has been advocating free software and open organisations for
> many years and has become deeply involved in the communities associated
> with the work carried out by Shadowcat Systems."
>     Mark is: Director and Secretary of the Enlightened Perl
> Organisation, Marketing Chair of the The Perl Foundation Marketing
> Committee, Marketing and PR for The Perl Foundation Steering Committee,
> co-Leader of North West England Perl Mongers, Organiser of London Perl
> Workshop (UKPW), co-Organiser of the Dynamic Languages Conference and
> manager of the Send-A-Newbie initiative. In 2011 he also helped to
> organise the QA Hackathon, and the Google Summer of Code and Google
> Code-in (in which he also mentored) on behalf of the Perl Foundation."
> * Matt Trout:
>     "Matt S Trout was thrust into Perl at the tender age of seventeen by
> a backup accident. Two weeks later he realised that he was in love with
> the language and has been happily using it for systems automation,
> network, web and database development ever since."
>     "He is co-maintainer of the Catalyst web framework (and co-author of
> The Definitive Guide to Catalyst), the creator of the DBIx::Class ORM,
> Web::Simple, Tak and HTML::Zoom and a core team member for the Moose
> metaprotocol and object system, as well as contributing to assorted
> other CPAN projects."
>     "Matt spends his days leading the technical team at Shadowcat
> Systems Limited."
> * Shadowcat Systems Limited
>     "Is an free software consultancy specialising in Perl, CPAN,
> applications deployment and systems architecture. Shadowcat sponsors
> web, source repository, integration initiatives, conferences, workshops,
> hackathons and mailing list hosting for a large number of projects
> related to Perl and the broader open source and free software
> communities. Shadowcat creates and releases free software both
> internally and on behalf of its clients."
> Location
> --------
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
> talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
> Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> Transport
> ---------
> Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
> cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you'll have to pay up until then and the
> maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid
> parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
> centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
> <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
> Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
> Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
> tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
> to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
> Station are not too far either.
> Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-01-17>.
> More Information
> ----------------
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-01-17
> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <address@hidden>.

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