friedman at highwire.stanford.edu
Mon Dec 21 11:55:15 PST 2009
Well, there are still active Perl Mongers groups out there, just not Phoenix PM so much. I moved away, unfortunately, but fortunately moved to the SF Bay Area where San Francisco PM is alive and well. Monthly meetings, invited speakers, an active mailing list, etc. From what I can tell they didn't used to be active, but someone stepped in and took the lead: finding a meeting space, doing some group marketing to bring in new people, and spending time and money to bring the group back to life.
All Phoenix PM needs is someone with some energy and free time (and in the area) to decide to bring it back to life. I can guarantee you that there are folks in the area who use perl and would like to talk about it -- you'll just have to find them.
In the meantime, though, the web and conferences are definitely the way to go.
A new place for programming help is Stack Overflow:
In the perl-specific world, PerlMonks is where most of the beginners go for help when they don't have local friends who know Perl. The site is a bit... complex, but with some effort it'll make sense.
Welcome to the wonderful world of TIMTOWTDI!
Mike Friedman | HighWire Press, Stanford Univ | friedman at highwire.stanford.edu
On Dec 21, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Scott Walters wrote:
> Back when Perl Mongers groups were strong and active, that was the
> best way to be exposed to things in the Perl camp. People there had
> time to answer your questions and you could compare notes with other
> people in the same place as yourself. That's not true any more. If
> there were a PM meeting, you'd probably be the only person in the
> process of learning Perl. The people who presented and helped teach
> are long gone. What's left, besides books, is discussion on
> perlmonks.org, news and articles on perlbuzz.com, chat on IRC, and
> those. I should probably update the website to reflect this
> situation. If you possibily can, go to events like YAPC and Perl
> Workshops. Frozen Perl in MN is coming up.
> On 12/21/09, James Quaid <jfquaid at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> I was attempting to get on board and never rx'd a reply. I'm a
>> fledgling Linux Admin and would love to learn Perl. I aced the CI26A
>> PVCC course and could not find the advanced course. I believe it was for
>> Souse. I've since migrated to Ubuntu.
>> Check out:
>> They have courses from MIT as well.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scott Walters <scott at slowass.net>
>> To: intertwingled <intertwingled at qwest.net>
>> Cc: phoenix-pm at pm.org
>> Subject: Re: [Phoenix-pm] ???
>> Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:45:18 -0700
>> The list is still on. No one uses it, as you can see. Feel free to
>> rally the troops and call a meeting. My take on the situation is most
>> people in Phoenix.PM either 1) stopped writing in Perl or 2) moved
>> away. The few people left are maintenance programmers. It's hard to
>> tailor a meeting towards maintenance programmers.
>> On 12/21/09, intertwingled <intertwingled at qwest.net> wrote:
>>> Is this mailing list still active?
>>> I always have coffee when I watch radar!
>>> Phoenix-pm mailing list
>>> Phoenix-pm at pm.org
>> Phoenix-pm mailing list
>> Phoenix-pm at pm.org
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