On 19 August, 2004, the Israeli Perl Mongers held their regular monthly meeting. The program:
- 18:00-19:00 -- Assembly and light refreshments
- 19:00-20:30 -- Mikhael Goikhman will lecture about "Version Control Systems".
- 20:30-20:45 -- Break and refreshments
- 20:45-21:45 -- Shlomo Yona will lecture about "Finite-state Based Morphological Analyzer for Hebrew in XFST"
- As usual after the meeting we will go out to a nearby pub/coffee-shop/etc. for a post-meeting social gathering.
- Gaal Yahas
- Kfir Lavi
- Mikhael Goikhman
- Offer Kaye
- Sagiv Barhoom
- Shaul Karl
- Shlomi Fish
- Shlomo Yona
- Thomas Maier
- Uri Bruck
The August meeting got off to a fine start as Mikhael and I got to the meeting place and found
Shlomi and Gaal already waiting, with Uri arrriving almost at the same moment.
We didn't have long to wait for the rest of the mongers to arrive, as there were eventually only
10 of us there. Sure cut down on the cost of the Bourekas :-)
The first lecture, which started at 19:05 and was given by Mikhael, was about Revision Control Systems. Actually, is was more than just a lecture, as for 40 minutes Mikhael gave us a very nice demonstration of how two developers can work together on a small project using the Gnu Arch revision control system.
It was interesting, and Gnu Arch seems like it is worth investingating. Kfir also asked a lot of questions which slowed Mikhael down a bit, but in the end he managed to show us most of what he wanted, so that worked out allright.
Next up was Shlomo Yona with his lecture about his Morphological Analyzer for Hebrew. Due to a shorter than expected time the lecture was a bit rushed, but it was still interesting and obvious that it was a very important piece of work for the future of Hebrew and computers.
After the technical meeting wrapped up 7 of us decided to continue the evening in a local pub together. Except for a silly discussion about using Joe vs. Vi, the discussions were about the lectures' subjects, and we all had a lot of fun.
This meeting summary was written by your ever cheerful Israel.pm PR person - Offer Kaye.