I am excited this evening. Work is sending me to a 3-day Perl Training session. I had to damn near beg to get the chance to go.
It will be my first professional training in Perl. All my other 'training' has been me reading books or doing tutorials on the web or me at Perl Monks. Not sources to sneer at certainly, but the live feedback will be appreciated. The class will also go on my record which means I should have more chances to program in Perl and maybe take more classes in the future.
When I return from the training session I have been told I will be doing a lot of Perl Programming, mostly interfaces to the web (the training I am getting will supposedly be oriented toward CGI programming).
Anyway, wish me luck, I really want this to go well.