Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd
Infinity Interactive is proud to offer a two day “Zero To Perl” training session at YAPC::NA 2013, led by John “genehack” Anderson.
John Anderson has been a Perl user for over 15 years, and teaching Perl at The Johns Hopkins University for 10 years. His “Zero To Perl” course is designed to introduce programmers of any experience level to Perl 5 programming, and non-programmers are welcomed! This two-day course will give you the basic skills you’ll need to program in Perl for a variety of tasks; Web development, text processing, bioinformatics, database manipulation, systems administration, devops, and more.
The course will cover basic Perl syntax, including variables and data structures, flow control, functions, reading and writing files, and regular expressions. More advanced topics like object-oriented programming and Perl module development will be explored on the second day. Instruction will be interspersed with hands-on sessions where you’ll put into practice the concepts that you have just learned. Instructors will be available to give each student direct assistance as needed.
After completing this course, you’ll be ready to start writing your own Perl programs and you’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy the rest of YAPC::NA, even if this is your first exposure to Perl. We ask you to come prepared with a laptop that ideally includes Perl and programmer’s text editor (Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text, Notepad 2, etc). We’ll have code samples and course materials available for you on site!