[oak perl] Dot-Org Booth at LinuxWorld?
doom at kzsu.stanford.edu
Thu May 3 12:18:17 PDT 2007
Quinn Weaver <quinn at fairpath.com> wrote:
> 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.
Some time I'd like to try to graph module interdependencies of
all of CPAN. I have a suspicion it would take a *lot* of space to
display it, though.
> 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.
It's a thought. Lightning talks for the masses.
We could have "mod_perl demos": set up some web browsers pointing
at Ticket Master, Salon, and Amazon.
> 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.
Myself, I'm not sure I'd mention it until they ask, though.
(Sub-text: perl 5 isn't dead. Perl 6 is something else
with an unfortunately similar name.)
> Finally, I'm afraid we'll have to add "debunking Perl myths".
That's what I was getting at, I was just trying to be positive
about it. You answer a question like "but isn't perl dying?"
without actually repeating the question.
> 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.
I've been finding "I just do perl" to be a pretty good defense against
people who want me to work on their cousin's software problems.
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