[Chicago-talk] How To Get People Started With Perl Using a Perl Mongers Group

Doug Bell madcityzen at gmail.com
Tue May 7 12:00:40 PDT 2013

That's a good idea. An evolving set of Modern Perl Presentations on topics
that pick up where beginners tutorials leave off.

Though I'd think it'd be better to title them with the broader programming
topic they're about: Modern Perl OO, Automated Testing, Linting and Static
Analysis, Module Boilerplate, etc...

I've also thought that using Chromatic's Modern Perl book as a guide for a
set of tutorial-level presentations might be a good idea.

Perhaps we could start a Github project to develop this kind of content?

On May 7, 2013, at 7:45 AM, Mike Fragassi <mikefrag at gmail.com> wrote:

Well, the people who come to the meetings probably know enough Perl to be
on the list and show up in the first place, so they wouldn't need the
extremely low-level Perl 101 lectures.  Maybe if there are a bunch of
non-Perlers who are either lurking on the list (maybe a survey/show of
hands is called for?), or if the Meetup.com recommendation engine is
actually being used by people.

A "Modern Perl 101" might be useful.  I.e. Moose, Test::More, PerlCritic,
Module::Starter, etc.

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 12:38 AM, Doug Bell <madcityzen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Project Nights are times for anyone to come work on code, ask questions
> relating to code, show off code, and get ideas for code. So far, they've
> been working out pretty well.
> But what if you're not yet at the level of "writing Perl code"? How can we
> better help people get started with Perl? I usually only see these kinds of
> presentations during special times as part of a larger conference or
> workshop, but those only happen so often and in certain parts of the
> country.
> Is this even a topic that can be handled well by a user group? I can
> imagine a lot of repeat presentations (perhaps even a set of presentations,
> rotated through), with some "Get up-to-speed" time at the beginning for the
> things like "Installing Perl" and "How to run Perl code".
> Anyone have any thoughts, ideas, or opinions?
> Doug Bell
> madcityzen at gmail.com
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