SPUG:May Mtg: Web-Bugs and Perl for Shell

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Tue May 20 00:02:32 CDT 2003

         May 2003 Seattle Perl Users Group Meeting

     Topic: "Perl and Web Bugs"
   Speaker: Meryll Larkin, Seattle Linux Chix

     Topic: "Perl for Shell Users and Programmers"
   Speaker: Tim Maher, Consultix

      Time: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7-9pm
  Location: SAFECO bldg, Brooklyn St. and NE 45th St.

      Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public.
      Info: http://seattleperl.org/

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In the first of this month's two presentations, Meryll will talk about the
use of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl ("LAMP") to track Web visitors 

Topics will include:

* a quick look at (Apache/Linux) Web access logs
* Apache environmental variables
* What is a Web bug: how to spot them and what do they do
* a visitor counter in Perl-CGI
* RDBMS (relational database management system using OO-Perl module,
  DBD, DBI and MySQL)
* setting and retrieving cookies
* a Perl-CGI Web page to view database contents

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In whatever time remains, Tim Maher will continue where he left
off in April's talk, featuring excerpts from his upcoming book and
YAPC::America::North presentations on topics including:

* Useful Perl scripts that improve on sed, grep, and awk
* Programming Lazily for user interaction using Shell::POSIX::Select

Pre- and Post- Meeting Activities
The pre-meeting dinner will be at the Cedars restaurant,
at 50th St. and Brooklyn, in the University District, near
the Safeco building where the meeting will take place. The
phone number is 527-5247. If you're planning to be there,
please RSVP to the list by 2pm on the meeting day with
your expected arrival time (5:30-5:45pm is recommended).

TO BE FAIR, from now on only those who comply with the
RSVP policy (and are therefore counted in the seating
reservation) will be allowed to sit at the speaker's table.

| Tim Maher, Ph.D.            tim at timmaher.org       |
| SPUG Founder & Leader       spug at seattleperl.org   |
| Seattle Perl Users Group    www.seattleperl.org    |

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