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Journal of ambs (3914)

Monday October 27, 2003
10:14 AM

Perl Tutorial

[ #15414 ]

I work at a Portuguese University and would like to prepare a two days tutorial about Perl. I would like to invite some gurus (not many, some, only) to come and talk.

At the moment, thinking of any of Larry Wall (but I think he will not be interested), Damian Conway, Simon Cozens, Leon Orange Brocard.

Of course I must invite people accordingly with the money I have to pay the trips, and with the contents of the tutorial (which I will define shortly on any next post!)

Any other people you can advice me?

Ok, I understood the idea! MJD is now in my list too!

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  • Randal (Score:3, Interesting)

    by inkdroid (3294) on 2003.10.27 11:00 (#25218) Homepage Journal
    I would consider Randal Schwartz []. He's been introducing people to Perl for a while now, and has a nice list of established courses []. I guess I'm biased because I learned Perl from reading his Learning Perl [], and wonderful Effective Perl Programming []. Larry and Damian are great speakers, but if you are looking at introducing people to Perl Randal would be great pick.
    • Randal is undoublty a good choice, but as he works giving courses I do notk now if he would like to give a course free (only with trip and hotel paid). But is another one to contact :)
  • mjd (Score:3, Informative)

    by jmm (276) <> on 2003.10.27 11:35 (#25220) Journal
    Mark Jason Dominus was referred to in a journal entry a couple of months ago. His web site has a standing offer to give a free talk to perl groups if expenses are covered.
    • Yes, get MJD! He's a superstah, he's fun, and he has days worth of fascinating talks already prepared.
      • That's what I clicked here to say! But apparently it's already been said.

        mjd's teaching style is superb. Somewhere I read he's consistently rated "even higher than Damian."

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Somewhere I read he's consistently rated "even higher than Damian."

          It was in his own Conference Presentation Judo talk.



      • I can second this. He came by to our local Perl Mongers a few years back. He would have talked well into through the night, except that the venue we were at through us out.

        I hear that they reconvened at a local Pub and a good time continued to be had by all, although I couldn't attend.

        And... All for free! You cover his expenses and he's there.

        A sampling of his wit and wisdom is on-line for your reveiw [].

          • except that the venue we were at through us out.

          Doh! I meant to say that "except that the venue we were at threw us out."

          Normally, I wouldn't bother with the correction, but I thought I should correct that seeing as non-native English speakers will have enough trouble with my (non)idiomatic english without the solecisms.