[oak perl] Dot-Org Booth at LinuxWorld?
quinn at fairpath.com
Thu May 3 09:49:00 PDT 2007
On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 07:34:07AM -0700, Joe Brenner wrote:
> George Woolley <george at metaart.org> wrote:
> > Do you think it's a good idea for the local Perl Mongers groups
> > to have a dot-org booth at LinuxWorld?
> Yes, a very good idea. The next subject though would be what is the
> general shtick. I'd suggest CPAN activity stats, upcoming features
> in 5.10, and so on.
Excellent ideas. I think "my real-world Perl experiences" is another
good (and easy) category. E.g. I used Perl to write a GUI network
visualizer, I used Perl to (re)write a quantitative trading system,
I can do Q&A about Catalyst, since MVCs are trendy these days.
This is good for the people who ask about Ruby versus Perl.
People will probably ask, "What's in Perl 6?" (and also "When will
it be out?") I am not up on this topic, and I would appreciate
help from someone who is.
Finally, I'm afraid we'll have to add "debunking Perl myths". It's
true: Perl gets no respect. Every time I tell people I write Perl
code, they look at me like I'm wearing a foil hat.
Quinn Weaver, independent contractor | President, San Francisco Perl Mongers
http://fairpath.com/quinn/resume/ | http://sf.pm.org/
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