SPUG: Jan Mtg: Intro to Perl

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Mon Jan 5 22:42:51 CST 2004


We're due for a "beginner's night", so this month I'll provide an
"Intro to Perl" for those who've been craving one. Obviously,
I'll be aiming at a less sophisticated audience than usual, and
naturally, I'll be recycling material from previous talks, so I'm
especially interested in attracting first-time visitors who
wouldn't be able to handle the pace of our regular meetings.

So please help spread the word to potentially interested parties
by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues, and
cross-posting it on other mailing lists.

I'm currently expecting to continue my "Intro to Perl" during the
Feb. 20th meeting, but I'd be willing to relinquish that time
slot if somebody else is itching to talk about something then.

Hope You Survive the Big Snow,


          January Seattle Perl Users Group Meeting
       Title: Introduction to Perl
     Speaker: Tim Maher, Consultix (tim<at>teachmeperl.com)

 Date & Time: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 7-9pm
    Location: SAFECO bldg, Brooklyn St. and NE 45th St.

        Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public.
        Info: http://seattleperl.org/

In this talk, veteran UNIX/Linux/Perl trainer Tim Maher will
provide an overview of the Perl language and Perl culture, for
the benefit of those who are interested in the language but
don't yet know much about it. The emphasis will be on basic
features of Perl, especially ones that are easy to learn for
those familiar with the UNIX grep, sed, and/or awk commands, and
basic shell programming principles (use of variables, arguments,
redirection, etc.).

Tim's talk will feature excerpts from his upcoming book for
Manning Press called "Minimal Perl for Shell Users and
Programmers", his commercial Perl training courses, and his past
presentations at the LinuxFest Northwest conference, YAPC
conferences in the US and Europe, and The Perl Conference.

Topics for this meeting will include:
    * the easiest way to write Perl programs
    * simple Perl scripts that improve on grep, sed, and awk
    * the Five Perl "one-liners" all UNIX users should know
          + and one they shouldn't, but they'll learn it anyway
    * three Perl scripts UNIX users shouldn't live without
    * which Shell loop is missing from standard Perl
          ... and how you can use it anyway!
    * what a module is, and how to get free ones from CPAN

Pre- and Post- Meeting Activities
The pre-meeting dinner will be at the Cedars restaurant, at 50th
St. and Brooklyn, in the University District, near the Safeco
building where the meeting will take place. The phone number is
527-5247. If you are planning to be there, please enter your name
on the Kwiki RSVP page by 2pm on the meeting day. (NOTE: Arrival
by 5:45pm is recommended for those ordering food).

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