SPUG: Re: Need a running start with PERL
Rebecca L. Schmidt
beckyls at u.washington.edu
Thu Apr 4 13:23:41 CST 2002
The University of Washington offers a Certificate Program in Perl
Programming that may be of interest to you. It isn't a crash-course --
but perhaps after taking a short course you'll get hooked and want to
This hands-on evening three-course program is designed for professionals
working in a variety of fields who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of
Perl and to practice its use. The program begins twice a year -- in the
fall and again in the winter.
The instructors are experts in the field, and they also belong to this
list: Joel Grow (Amazon.com), Doug Treder (Amazon.com), Brian Aker
(Open Source Development Network) and Keith Reed (Philips Medical
You can find current program information via the following URL. Upcoming
program information will be posted online in June.
If you have any questions about the program please don't hesitate to
University of Washington Extension
On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Tim Maher wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 08:46:13PM +1000, Hugh Blandford wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > are there any suggestions for a good place to start getting into PERL
> > quickly. There is a lot of info out there and I would like to save myself
> > some grief.
> My company offers a one-day "Minimal Perl" course, which is scheduled
> for its next public offering in Seattle, June 7. We also provide free
> downloads of a shorter, self-teaching version of this course from our
> web page. Look under "Publications" in the left-hand frame at
> > I have done hardly any programming in my time but really can't stomach
> > another "Hello World" introduction to programming or producing one line
> > search and replaces on a text string.
> > PERL modules seem to be the go for me as it looks like someone a lot better
> > at programming than me has done a lot of the hard work for me already. Is
> > it really the case of just looking through CPAN and see what grabs my
> > attention...
> > A project that I am looking at doing at the moment is taking some NetFlow
> > data using the flow-tools package
> > (http://www.splintered.net/sw/flow-tools/ ) and putting it into a Postgres
> > database to use for billing. I would also like to graph the data as well
> > and am looking at FlowScan
> > (http://net.doit.wisc.edu/~plonka/list/flowscan/ ) .
> > Anyway suggestions of where to start or what to avoid would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> Our "Minimal Perl" course would get you started, although it emphasizes
> "rolling your own" programs to do File Conversion, Data Validation,
> Report Generation, and Number Crunching over module usage.
> Our 4-day sequence called "Perl Programming, plus Modules" covers all
> the basics, including the use of Modules, and will be taught next in
> Seattle from 6/10-13. For those looking for more advanced training,
> we're also offering our "Intermediate Perl" and "Intro. to OO Perl"
> courses in Seattle during the week of 4/15! 8-}
> > Thanks,
> > Hugh Blandford
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