[Pdx-pm] Hands on Perl 6 -- getting setup for next week's meeting

Seven till Seven scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 18:44:59 PDT 2008

  Wed. October 8th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.

This month's meeting will be a hands-on session of running Perl 6.

Jerry Gay of Rakudo Consulting Group will be visiting from Seattle.  
Jerry is a key contributor to parrot/rakudo and will be very helpful in 
understanding what rakudo can do right now and diagnosing any troubles 
that come up.

We will have a short walk-through at the beginning covering some key 
differences between Perl 5 and Perl 6, followed by a short session of 
essential questions (and hopefully answers.)

This will be a very hands-on learning session and we'll probably be 
working in pairs or small groups as well as spending some time reading 
documentation and going around sharing what we've learned.

For information on getting setup and links for those who like to study 
before coming to class:


And the vitally important part:  have rakudo running before you get to 
the meeting.  This is "Hands on Perl 6", not "Hands on the parrot build 
system."  If you are having trouble getting it running, please mail me, 
the list, or ask in the #pdx.pm channel on irc.perl.org.  The fewer 
build/install problems we have during the meeting, the better.

If your shy friend does not have a laptop or is having trouble building 
parrot, please send me their e-mail address and I will see what I can 
do.  If your shy friend has a spare laptop, definitely send me their 
e-mail address.

If you do not have time to build parrot before the meeting, I can 
probably help with that too if you mail me to tell me what platform and 
OS you're using.

As always, social hour at the lucky lab afterwards.



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