One thing I learned was that $! is internationalized, so the error messages might not match, even on linux, if you're looking for
and such. Hmm... I have to rethink some of my programs.
Another reason to watch this Salvador Ortiz Garcia give his Perl class even though I don't understand anything but the keywords is that I want to know what he has covered before I give my "intro to objects" talk tomorrow, and backfill appropriately.
Although, if you're sitting in a brand new intro class, it's unlikely you'd want to spend hours 11 through 14 of your Perl exposure learning about objects, so I think I can presume that nobody's gonna try to drink from the firehose here.
Another thing that is shocking is that it seems about 2:1 for male-female, unlike similar conferences in the US which are about 10:1 in my experience. Perhaps the mexican schools don't create the "girls can't do math" stigma that the US schools do. Hmm. Need to look into that further.