It's another week and so it must be time for more events. This week, we
have a talk by Matt Trout, and the Geek Quiz, which we admit to not
organising but which we encourage you to attend anyway.
DBIx::Class and Catalyst
Wednesday, 16th May
Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre,
Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Rd. 
Matt Trout will come and give us a run-down of tips, tricks and
available modules that serve to make Catalyst  internationalisable,
localisable, capable of dealing with a wide variety of domain models and
Topics covered include:
- URI mapping flexibility
- Supported environments
- Authentication stores
- UTF8 and internationalisation
- Mad plugin foo (laundry list)
There will be someone outside the DWB to let you into the talk; if you
have never been before, it's up the large concrete steps at the end of
Keble Road, and round the corner.
For those who can't be bothered to type links into browsers, Catalyst is
a web development framework, implementing such acronyms as MVC and ORM,
and is written in Perl. Come along to see shiny examples demonstrating
just how nice web application development has become.
Thursday, 17th May
Doors open roughly 7.30pm
North Lecture Room, St John's College 
(Staircase 4 of the Quad to the left of the Porter's Lodge)
This sounds like an interesting prospect - a pub quiz, with a geeky slant. While we
haven't organised it, after being informed of its existence last week several CompSoc
members are planning on going, and so we encourage you to turn up, and we can form a team
(or two, if things go well).
The format is bring-your-own-round, with about ten questions a round, so spend some time
beforehand and arrive with a few good questions (and answers). The event starts "as
soon as people arrive", so I suggest getting there on time, and, says the organizer,
"Food and drink are not allowed in the room, so if you are going to bring any clean
up after yourselves and don't tell me about it."
If you have any questions, you can email the organizer (Adam) at adam.povey(a)sjc.ox.ac.uk;
if you're going to come, we'd appreciate you replying to this message (or just
send a normal email to president@) to give us (and him) some idea of numbers.
That's your lot for this week! As a final note, we're planning on possibly having
a CompSoc punting outing sometime this term; if you're interested, and would be likely
to come along, reply and say when you're able to make it, so we can arrange things
Andrew Godwin, President, Oxford Computer Society