The first Pub Mongers

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Due to venue issues, there was no Melbourne Perl Mongers last night. Instead there was a ‘Pub Mongers’, sort of the same thing except entirely at the pub with no planned talks.

But that didn’t stop Paul:

Paul using his portable presentation device

Pub Mongers (March 2008) – a photoset on Flickr.

One other change is that I didn’t bother taking my laptop along as the most I have used it for at a meeting for a long time is making a note of something to look up later. What I did take along was my good camera.

I only took along the kit 18-55mm lens (instead of the 28mm F2.8 lens I also have) as I still haven’t got a better walkaround lens (looking at a EF-S 17-85mm IS lens on eBay). This still gave me some experience in pretty bad light so hopefully things will only improve.

Continuing my plan on going to as many community events as I can I should be repeating this next week at Pub Standards Melbourne.

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3 Responses to “The first Pub Mongers”

  1. Seems to be a re-occuring theme of PUB here….

    Damien - March 14th, 2008 at 1:29 am

  2. Are you implying that ‘pub’ is a bad thing?

    Stephen - March 14th, 2008 at 8:36 am

  3. Photos look great Stephen. I saw them on flickr before I read this post and was thinking to myself that they had that SLR look to them, then I read this post. Congrats on the new camera. I’ve got a 400D too, can’t recommend it enough. The 28mm lens is a good choice as well. I bought the 50mm f1.4 which is amazing, the 1.6X zoom can be a bit tricky at times though.

    Wes - March 14th, 2008 at 10:02 am