Next meeting topic

Douglas E. Miles doug.miles at
Wed Sep 22 12:10:03 CDT 1999

Pablo Velasquez wrote:
> Hi,
> First, it was great meeting everyone last evening.
> To respond to your question: I'm for keeping the group together. "Beginner"
> or "Advanced", there's more than one way to do it :)

Thanks for the feedback!

> Proposal: I had a general idea that I wanted to bring up. I was thinking
> about a workshop for a local university or college. Meaning, as a group we
> create a Intro. to Perl type curriculum that we present at colleges...this
> is certainly a longer term project, perhaps a topic of discussion for a
> meeting? (I was thinking of it as providing a service to the community)
> My motivation for this type of project is that you create a system for
> institutionalizing Perl at the academic level. You get more members, you
> encourage Perl being taught, therefore, increasing the level of awareness,
> etc. Once you create relationships with different computer science
> departments you begin to create a system of Perl being taught...

I think that this idea definitely warrents more discussion.  I think
that its a great idea.  I don't have any idea how to go about doing it
though (maybe you do).  Any other thoughts on this?

People understand instinctively that the best way for computer
programs to communicate with each other is for each of the them
to be strict in what they emit, and liberal in what they accept.
The odd thing is that people themselves are not willing to be
strict in how they speak, and liberal in how they listen.
--Larry Wall, 2nd State of the Onion Address, August 1998

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