[sf-perl] Fun and cool Perl examples

Peter Thoeny peter at thoeny.org
Tue Oct 25 10:37:38 PDT 2011

Hi Bill,

I commend you for volunteering for people in needs!

How about getting advise from people who teach Perl to beginners? For  
example, you could contact John Napiorkowski who is teaching a Perl  
Class in NYC (found in Perl Weekly I just forwarded to this list).


On Oct 25, 2011, at 12:27 AM, Bill Moseley wrote:

> I'm currently visiting an orphanage and associated school in India.   
> Some of the older (15-18 years) kids are leaning some basic MySQL  
> and Java in school.   The school has a pretty good computer lab with  
> a dozen or so machines running XP and Windows 7, and there's a small  
> group that are trying to learn Linux and have installed Ubuntu on  
> USB thumb drives.
> They are interested in learning a little about Perl, so I'm planning  
> on providing a basic introduction.  That will be pretty easy, but  
> what would help me is some ideas for some fun demonstrations.  They  
> don't have to be that practical but something that will pique their  
> interest in a few lines of code.  Or maybe even something a bit more  
> involved but related to what their current interestes, for example,  
> working with the Facebook API.
> Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Bill Moseley
> moseley at hank.org
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