SPUG: Seeking "Newbie" presentation for April

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Tue Mar 15 23:41:47 PST 2005

I am stunned by the utter lack of response this has generated. Step up to
the plate, folks. Someone new, preferably.

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005, Andrew Sweger wrote:

> The April SPUG meeting will be on the 19th. I would like someone to offer
> to give a Perl presentation targetted to the "beginner". By that I mean
> folks who are at that early point in their Perl education where they know
> enough to do just a little, but are banging their heads trying to make
> headway into the more useful and powerful areas (regexes, modules,
> references, abstractions, OO, etc.). I suspect this is a critical juncture
> for the Perl Newbie where they might be swayed to take up some other
> language. Please don't let them give in to temptation of the snake!
> Feel free to throw presentation ideas out to the list for discussion or
> contact me directly. I'm hoping to format the meeting for a 45 to 60
> minute presentation with the remaining time for questions, discussion, and
> breakout groups (or pairing).
> Please note that we will need experienced Perl programmers at the April
> meeting if this is going to work. Mark your calendars. (Every third
> Tuesday of the month!) Tell your boss (and family) that you have to take
> time off the evenings of the third Tuesdays. If you have to, tell them
> it's for religious reasons!

Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

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