Tell your friends: Zero to Perl, 2 Day Course

YAPC NA admin at
Sun Mar 17 20:02:12 PDT 2013

Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd

Infinity Interactive is proud to offer a two day “Zero To Perl”
training session at YAPC::NA 2013, led by John “genehack” Anderson.

John Anderson has been a Perl user for over 15 years, and teaching
Perl at The Johns Hopkins University for 10 years. His “Zero To Perl”
course is designed to introduce programmers of any experience level to
Perl 5 programming, and non-programmers are welcomed! This two-day
course will give you the basic skills you’ll need to program in Perl
for a variety of tasks; Web development, text processing,
bioinformatics, database manipulation, systems administration, devops,
and more.

The course will cover basic Perl syntax, including variables and data
structures, flow control, functions, reading and writing files, and
regular expressions. More advanced topics like object-oriented
programming and Perl module development will be explored on the second
day. Instruction will be interspersed with hands-on sessions where
you’ll put into practice the concepts that you have just learned.
Instructors will be available to give each student direct assistance
as needed.

After completing this course, you’ll be ready to start writing your
own Perl programs and you’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy the rest
of YAPC::NA, even if this is your first exposure to Perl. We ask you
to come prepared with a laptop that ideally includes Perl and
programmer’s text editor (Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text, Notepad 2, etc).
We’ll have code samples and course materials available for you on

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