[Chicago-talk] Teaching kids perl

Joseph Werner telcodev at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 11:28:06 PDT 2016

Well, I have a 9 and an 11 year old.   I opted to teach them
programing in C first. My thought was that I wanted to shield them
from the magic that Perl does for their first programming language.
We will make it to Perl in a couple of years.

As Brian Mielke points out, most of the first few pages on the book
have served as fodder for learning the basics of the command line.

Best Regards,
[Joseph] Christian Werner Sr

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:43 AM, 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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