[Chicago-talk] Teaching kids perl

Jim Thomason jim at jimandkoka.com
Tue Sep 13 09:12:45 PDT 2016

To be brutally honest, Perl just ain't cool like it used to be any more. So
most of the "teach kids to code" things out there are probably going to be
in another language - probably python, which seems to be the dominant thing
nowadays. Javascript to a lesser extent.

I think your best course of action would probably be to start with one of
those courses as a framework, and just port it to use Perl as the language

That way, you're not creating a curriculum from scratch and are basing it
off of something existing without trying to guess a good pace to move at.

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Richard Reina <gatorreina at gmail.com>

> 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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