[Chicago-talk] Teaching kids perl

Brian Mielke zelein at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 08:56:24 PDT 2016

Well for most kids (or even adults now) they’ve never used a command line before.  If your kids have not, you may want to do a Day 1 class to teach them command line stuff, listing directory contents, changing directory,... using a text editor to create, edit, and save a file.

Other classes that I can quickly think of include:

reading/writing a file in perl
commandline perl to reformat a file contents or processes output ( example would be extracting/removing a date string or file name from a log file’s contents )


> On Sep 13, 2016, at 10:43, Richard Reina <gatorreina at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a 10 year old and an 11 year old. I would like them to learn a little perl and am trying to come up with a mini (30 day) perl course designed for them that will make it fun. Something like Randal Schwartz stroll thru perl from his Learning Perl book but eaiser. What I was thinking was something like the following but I run out of ideas after about 3 days. If anyone can help with more days worth of ideas I would be grateful to here your suggestions.
> Thanks
> Day 1: Create a Hello World script.
> Day 2: Make hello world script ask for users name capture it and respond "Please to meet you "user".
> Day 3: Ask user if they wan't to know the date and time and give it to them if they type "y".
> Day 4: 
> Day 5 ....
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