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December 2015 News

December 2015 News Archive

Tue Dec 1 00:00:00 2015

This is the shadowcat news archive for December 2015.

General Orders

One year ends and another comes rushing in to replace it and here at Shadowcat we wave a sad fare the well to our General Manager. Ian will be leaving us in early january 2016 after three years in the Shadowcat fold, he goes with a tear and a hope that he will find some new challenges to conquer.

During the latter part of 2015 Ian decided that the pressures of Consultancy and a desire to do more System Administration work led him to only one possible conclusion. It was therefore with regret that he decided to leave his position in the Shadowcat team and return to admungulating Linux Servers.

The whole of the Shadowcat team will miss Ian and we wish him great luck in all his new endeavours. Thankfully he is not going far and will no doubt be in close touch with us and will still be a member of the mixed communities the local team have. We will certainly be seeing him at regular LAMM events.

Our Gumby Ian will be missed (his brain hurts)

Our Gumby Ian will be missed (his brain hurts)


London Perl Workshop 2015

The London Perl Workshop, which is also known as the United Kingdom Perl Workshop, is just a week away and will take place on Saturday, 12th December 2015. The event, held yearly, is hosted by the Department of Computing at the University of Westminster's Cavendish Campus.

Here at Castle Shadowcat things are in a manic stage as we are finalising elements such as the Schedules, Signs, Banners, Booklet, Toys (electronic to add to the fun), liaising with sponsors, thinking about badges, drinks, pre-event bookings, whether we drive into London for the day of the event so we can carry more of the epherma and trying to remember what we missed from the preparations.

As we are writing this the attendance count is slowly creeping towards the 200 people registered figure making us once again the largest Perl Workshop that is held yearly a title that surprises and elates the organising team.

If you are going to the event please take the time to Register, remember to come pick up your badges from us at Reception. Drink the coffee/tea/light drinks that are supplied by the sponsors, and while you are at it, take the time to talk to the sponsors even if it is just to thank them for their generosity. A number of them will have tables on the day and will be happy to speak with you.

We look forward to seeing you all there, in the meantime you can look at highlights from last year in the following video and finds the talks on YouTube in this playlist.