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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

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Monday October 10, 2005
02:47 PM

The A-Z Guide For CPAN Authors

[ #27099 ]

               The A-Z Guide To Becoming a CPAN Author

                              Andy Lester

               Tuesday, October 11th, 2005, 7:00-9:00pm
Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL, Room 103

Andy Lester will present an overview of what it takes to create a
module for distribution on the CPAN, the public repository of code for
the Perl community.  You'll learn how to turn your code into a useful
package that others around the world can use.  If you've ever wanted to
give back to Perl or open source, this talk will guide your way, from
the first inklings of an idea, to ongoing maintenance of your software.

Speaker Bio
Andy has 25 modules on the CPAN, and is a regular speaker at the O'Reilly
Open Source Conference, Yet Another Perl Conference, and user groups
around the country.  He leads a department of programmers for Follett
Library Resources in McHenry, IL.   "Pro Perl Debugging," which Andy
co-authored, has just been published by Apress.

Getting There
This meeting of the UniForum Chicago PerlSIG will be from 7:00 pm to
9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Illinois Institute of
Technology Rice campus.  The address of the meeting facility is:

        IIT's Rice Campus
        Room 103
        201 East Loop Road,
        Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Take I-88 to the Naperville Road exit.  Go North on Naperville Road
to Butterfield/Rt. 56.  Turn right on Butterfield and proceed East to
the next stoplight East (East Loop Road).  Turn north onto East Loop
Road (Grady's/Cozymel's Restaurants and Phillip's 66 Gas Station on
the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of
Butterfield Road.  Park in the student parking lot behind the building.
Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.  More detailed
directions and maps are available at:

All UniForum Chicago Perl SIG meetings are open to the public free of charge.

For additional information contact Deborah Vose at or visit
the UniForum Chicago web site at:

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  • How did the talk go? Everything good and well?

    I note the talk and/or info related to the talk are not on any of your ususal web locations. Are you planning on sharing? If so, please drop a new journal entry about it - so I don't miss it.


    • Yeah, it was good, but I'm still working on the slides and the presentation. Bill Odom has suggested I turn it into a screencast, which I may just do.

      And, just to be weird with the locations, I'll be doing my project estimation and tracking talk for the Chicago PHP User Group: []