SPUG: Minimal Perl talk at UW on Thursday

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Mon Nov 13 16:47:33 PST 2006

On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 10:13:48PM -0800, Tim Maher wrote:
> The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
> Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7pm.
I've posted the slides of my talk at http://MinimalPerl.com; look
near the bottom of the home page.


>   Next meeting: Thursday November 9, 2006 at 7:00 PM
>          Topic: Minimal Perl for UNIX and Linux People
>     Presenters: Tim Maher <tim at consultix-inc.com>
>       Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
>                 Room 403
>                 University of Washington Campus
>     Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
>       Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/
> -------------
> Talk Abstract
> -------------
> Perl is one of the most expressive, powerful, versatile, OS- portable,
> and /fun/ languages for general purpose programming, and certainly one
> of the best choices for applications involving text, HTML, or XML
> processing, CGI or Database programming, or system administration.
> However, the language as it is generally taught is overly complex and
> confusing, being replete with redundant and esoteric features that
> confuse and discourage novices. This talk discusses a strategically
> crafted /subset/ of Perl, which was developed and tested on corporate
> engineers. It pares the language down to an easily learned and
> sensible set of core features, which are easily assimilated because
> they capitalize on the learner's existing knowledge of key UNIX/Linux
> concepts and commands that are shared by Perl.
> -----------
> Speaker Bio
> -----------
> Since 1982, Dr. Tim Maher of Seattle-based Consultix has taught many
> thousands of software professionals to program in Unix-related
> languages. He's a former employee of AT&T, U.C. Berkeley, and the
> University of Utah, the developer of the first Perl beautifier, the
> founder of the Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG), the author of "Minimal
> Perl for UNIX and Linux People", a winner of the Perl community's
> White Camel award, and the guy who brought to Perl the only Unix shell
> loop that Larry left out--"select".
> ---
> This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.
> The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
> for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
> local chapter of both SAGE and LOPSA, but membership in either is not a
> requirement.  We sponsor a regular monthly meeting open to the public on
> the second Thursday if each month at 7 p.m.
> Check out our Web site for more information:
>       http://www.sasag.org/
> --------------
> Special Thanks
> --------------
> Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
> our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!
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