[yapc] Basic Regular Expressions Workshop

YAPC::NA Director admin at yapcna.org
Thu Apr 12 01:00:02 PDT 2012

Bradley Anderson will be giving a free workshop at YAPC::NA_2012 described as:
     MJ was a ColdFusion Developer. Â One day, MJs boss asked him to turn
     3,000 badly-formatted text files into a single, valid spreadsheet.
     MJ thought and thought and thought about this: What will I do?, he
     wondered aloud. 
     Reggie is a Perl Programmer. Â While MJ was beating his head into
     their shared cube wall, contemplating an early retirement to his van
     down by the river, Reggie, as all Perl Programmers are wont to do,
     kindly offered to help: Hey, MJ - need some help?
     MJ spewed about how he had these _thousands_ of files to parse, how
     they were scraped from a web site where, apparently, people had no
     idea about how to properly format HTML, and how he was just asked, as
     if he were Merlyn, to magically transform this pile of inconsistent
     doody into gold. Â He had started to bald - thats right, the thought
     of trying to do this in ColdFusion made the man bald.
     Reggie sensed an opening. Â He stood up, straightened out his
     Geology Rocks! hoodie, waltzed the three steps to MJs cube, put
     his hand on his chest, and said, in his best Antonio Banderas: My
     friend, _I_ will help you!
     Do _you_ want to be like Reggie? Of course you do - we all do.
     How can you be like Reggie? Come to my Basic Regular Expressions
     workshop. Â You will learn a little about how Perl actually
     processes regular expressions, youll see how that compares to how
     people _think_ Perl processes regular expressions. Â Youll get a
     couple real-world projects to work on, youll learn some tricks, and,
     you may even win a prize. Â More on the prize later.
     Come to my Basic Regular Expressions workshop. Â Or go bald. Â Your
[From the YAPC::NA_Blog.]
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