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  • ... there is a demand for Perl training in London

    In the registration do you ask where people live? I don't doubt there is a large demand for Perl training in London and the surrounding areas, and I think the Teach-In is an excellent idea and hope goes well. However, I'd be intrigued to find out if there are any "students" that are travelling from elsewhere in the UK.

    I was hoping that OpenAdvantage would take some interest in Perl training, but they opted to teach PHP and a bit of Python. They asked me some time ago to do a Perl introduction, but they

    • You're absolutely right, of course. I should have said that there's a demand for Perl courses from people who are prepared to travel to London.

      Perhaps you can do a tour next year ;^)

      I'd be very happy to do a similar thing in other UK (or even European) cities. But the financial side is so much easier when I can travel using my Oystercard and sleep in my own bed :-)

      I should mention that I intend to make the slides for this course available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike []

      • It may be possible to make a reasonably practical approach for trainers visiting LUGs, .PM groups and such. If it's planned in advance, various groups I'm sure are big enough to host an event that could be filled and would be within a reasonable days travel of London. I know the very basic Perl talk I gave at my LUG had over a dozen people in and if it had be publicised and held at a joint LUG event we could have got more people involved.

        One thing I would suggest is to video the talk and make it downloadable as well as the slides. They have proved very popular at our LUG and are I think a very valuable asset.

        I know it's no fun for the speaker, but it's easier and cheaper to move one speaker about that to try and concentrate 50 people into one spot. There are a lot of us just outside of London you can't get to London all that often, but can get to closer-to-home events. I'm sure there are groups further afield that can't/don't go to London at all.

        I' sort of rambling but if it's possible to herd cats a little we can achieve so much...

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
        • That's part of the reason I decided to do a speaking tour this year for The Birmingham Perl Mongers World Tour []. Most events have been really well attended. Oddly enough the lowest attendence was a Perl Monger group. All the LUGs have been very responsive and we've even got a couple of new recruits to as a result :)