[Pdx-pm] Meeting

Joshua Keroes jkeroes at eli.net
Mon Jan 6 18:07:53 CST 2003

Looks like there's a meeting this Wedsnesday. http://portland.pm.org/ says:


  The next meeting is Wednesday Jan 8th 2003, this will be the first
  meeting of 2003. Phil Tomson will be speaking on Ruby for Perl

Bio: Phil Tomson

  I've been programming in Ruby for about 2 years now - sometimes even
  for money! (though not currently) Prior to that I did a fair amount of
  Perl programming for about six years. Prior to that (about 10 years
  ago) I was an ASIC (hardware) engineer. 

Topic: Ruby for Perl Programmers or What's all this Ruby stuff?

  You can do object oriented Perl programming and I have, but, uh, ...
  how can I put this tactfully considering the audience... well, it just
  kind of began to make my eyes hurt ;-) After finding Ruby a couple of
  years back my eyes are feeling much better.

  So "Why should I learn Ruby?" you ask? Well, it has a lot of the same
  features you like about Perl - like regular expressions, strings,
  arrays, hashes - but they're used in a very object oriented,
  consistent manner. Ruby is different enough from Perl to so that
  learning it will help you to look at programming problems in a new
  light and that's always valuable. I've also found that Ruby is easy
  for Perl programmers to learn - it only took me a few days to become
  comfortable with Ruby.

  I'll present a quick introduction to Ruby and how it's similar to and
  yet different from Perl.

Where and when

  Place: Onsite! Technology, Inc.
  Address: 333 SE 3rd, Portland, OR
  Date and Time: 2003-01-08 at 7:00 PM
  URL: www.onsitetech.com
  There will be a social meeting at Rose and Raindrop at 6:00 PM. The
  address is 532 S.E. Grand and it's about 3 blocks from the Onsite!
  Technology offices.


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