[Chicago-talk] Please allow me to introduce myself

Elizabeth Cortell zrusilla at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 18 09:43:50 CST 2004

Although I'm not a man of wealth or fame.

I've been mongering Perl for a few years without ever
being a genuine Perl Monger.   I first picked up Perl
as a web programmer at Playboy.com; sharpened my Perl
skills as a data-conversion programmer at Ex Libris, a
library automation company; and now use it extensively
as a web programmer at Rotary International, the
headquarters of the Rotary Club.  I haven't written
any CPAN modules but have written modules useful for
my jobs, including Playboy::Playmate.   My favorite
CPAN module is HTML::Parser and I'm currently working
on a project using mod_perl.

I like Perl for its terseness and its unmatched
data-shredding abilities.  The other day I saved my
colleagues hours of work by writing a 30-line Perl
script to convert all Korean-language web pages from
Korean EUC encoding to UTF-8.  It took half an hour. 
Only with Perl!

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.

Liz Cortell


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