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mkirank (1219)

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I am from India, I am currently located in Dallas, Some of you may have met/seen me at YAPC::2005 []
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Sunday October 08, 2006
07:55 PM

Not many perl talks at this conference

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Though I am registered here for sometime ,this is my first Journal entry .. Yay!

some thoughts
FOSS.IN Is one of the biggest Open source conference in India , I had a chance to attend this in 2003. Its a pretty nice conference and each year speakers from around the world are invited to speak here, last year among their speakers were Alan Cox and Rasmus Lerdorf
I was looking at the schedules in 2005 and 2004 and was disappointed not to find any Perl talks (hope there is one this year), there are Ruby ,Python and PHP talks , there is a Ruby Conf scheduled to be held soon (I'm going to miss all of these :-( ).. I know there are some pretty good Ruby ,PHP and Python hackers there but not too many working on perl
I guess this is a pretty good market for Perl books and training {hint}. I know some trainers there who claim to know "PERL" and recommend some "PERL" books
Unlike here in the US we do not get Perl books as soon as they are released, it takes a few months , I had to order Higher Order Perl and Perl Best practices through amazon to be shipped in july last year and its pretty expensive to do it that way .
I am curious to know how perl books sell in India compared to other languages ?.

Some Interesting Links
Column in LWN by Jonathan Corbet was one of the speakers at the event, this give a pretty good Insight on the Indian software community
Take a look at This Video this line is to register for the conference .
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  • I don't know about books, but India is the country with the second-largest number of visits to The number of visits is perhaps a quarter the size of the number of visits from US IP addresses, but it's a fair percentage larger than the third place country (usually the UK).