[Chicago-talk] New to Perl / Perl Mongers

Joel Limardo joel.limardo at forwardphase.com
Tue Apr 6 07:29:44 PDT 2010

Outreach and newcomer activities at many organizations simply fall down the
list of priorities -- it may have something to do with human nature. I was
at a conference last week where I was totally confused about what the first
day's schedule was or where the activities were taking place.  After talking
to someone who was familiar I realized that I was suffering from
newbie-itis...those familiar with the program simply 'knew' where everything

Let me be the first (as far as I can tell) to welcome you.  You are correct,
the website is a bit out of date, but as far as mailing lists go this one is
fairly active. If you are stuck on something and need immediate help you
might try perlmonks.org or http://www.irc.perl.org/channels.html, sign in,
and ask away. You would be surprised at how quickly you will get a response,
but don't forget to do a bit of homework before you post (read the pod, try
something out) or else you might get flamed.

I'm certain other members here have good advice as well. Good luck and happy

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 10:46 PM, Anthony Simonelli
<asimonelli01 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey there!  New to Perl.  It's used a great deal at my work for reporting
> and text processing so I'm trying to get proficient in it.  Reading
> "Learning Perl" (the Llama book) and am enjoying it so far (especially all
> of the comments).  Thought it would be good to join the local PM group in
> Chicago, but the website seems to be out of date.  The mailing list seems to
> be working but the website should really be updated because it gives the
> impression that the group isn't really active anymore.
> Is this mailing list for discussions, networking (in the people sense),
> technical help or all three?  Out of personal interest, one thing I wanted
> to ask is if anyone has any experience with using Perl and Qt4.  I'm looking
> to create a GUI application and am wondering if Qt or wxWidgets is the way
> to go with Perl.  I know that there isn't a lot of support for Perl and Qt4
> right now, but some are working on it:
> http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Perl+Qt4?content=69748  I know that
> wxWidgets works pretty well as a cross platform GUI.  Any advice or
> resources would hep a great deal.
> Regards,
> Anthony Simonelli
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