Before its disaffiliation earlier this year the British APL
Association (BAPLA) held several "Wiki Working Party" meetings at the
British Computer Society. They proved useful not only in adding
content to the APL Wiki, but in reviving the spirit of the old British
APL User Group (APLUG) workshops. They also brought Ray Cannon's Moots
to mind. Amazing how much you can learn when working together.
We've found a possible new venue and in the prototyping style of APL
we'd like to give it a try. The Edgar Wallace public house (Googol "40
Essex Street, London, WC2R 3JE") has an upstairs room and free Wi-Fi.
The room has public access but the landlord will reserve us enough
space for however many we say are coming. We'll provide coffee &
sandwiches and the landlord will be pleased to supply other
refreshments. This might not be a permanent home for such gatherings,
but it's a good place to start.
This is not an official move by BAPLA, but perhaps it could be seen as
an unofficial London Chapter of BAPLA, unPLUGged?, and if successful
might inspire similar meetings at other locations.
We'll be there on 21 November 2008 at about 2.00 pm and we'd like to
see lots of you there as well. Bring your laptop, or a USB drive, or
just the knowledge in your head.
Please let Chris, Jake or Phil know if you're coming.
Chris Hogan, John Jacob & Phil Last
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