Yesterday I made my first attendance at the St. Louis Perl Mongers, and boy, what a great group! The meeting space, graciously provided by Announce Media, was nothing short of gorgeous, the Jimmy Johns food sponsored by Cofactor Genomics was easily classified as “yummy!," and the people attending were amazingly nice. I can say without a doubt that the talks mirrored the awesomeness of the group. I won’t bother trying to highlight my favourites because I genuinely found something that I liked in and learned from each.
This lightning talk session made for the first talk I’ve ever given. Titled s/2 Years/5 Minutes/ of Photography: A Lightning Talk about Photography by Michael Schade, I discussed what I’ve learned over my past two years of photography and some of my beliefs. You can check it out on YouTube below, with each audio segment synchronized to its respective slide (we don’t have video of this session, unfortunately).
Now that you know about the existence of such a cool group, I bet you are wanting to attend the next session. Am I right? Yep, I knew I was, so I’ll go ahead and spill the details:
When Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM (the third Wednesday of each month)
Where Announce Media, 6665 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO 63130-4544
I’m looking forward to the next session and being able to meet up with these guys and gals again. I can say without hesitation that it was a pleasure making their acquaintance.