YAPC::NA 2014 • Orlando, FL

Date: Saturday, 21 June 2014 09:00
Duration: 600 minutes

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Infinity Interactive is proud to offer a one day "Zero To Perl" training
session at YAPC::NA 2014, led by Jay Hannah.

About the Course

The "Zero To Perl" course is designed to introduce programmers and novices of
any experience level to Perl 5 programming. This one day course will show you
the basic skills you'll need to write Perl for a variety of tasks, including
the building blocks of text processing, web development, database
manipulation, and systems administration.

The course will cover basic Perl syntax, including variables and data
structures, flow control, functions, reading and writing files, and basic
regular expressions. More advanced topics like object-oriented programming
will be explored in the companion class "Intro to Perl for Programmers," also
available at this conference. Sign up for that class as well!

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 basic
Perl programs and you'll be perfectly positioned to enjoy the rest of
YAPC::NA, even if this is your first exposure to Perl.

About the Instructor

Jay Hannah has been using Perl since 1993 when a small business owner handed
him a copy of O'Reilly "Learning Perl" and asked him to fix a text file.
In 1996 Jay left Iowa State University to "create a web page" for a grey-market
electronics re-seller, which turned into an Internet auction start-up that
boomed and busted by 1999. Jay worked in telecommunications and the hospitality
industry (and studied bioinformatics part time) before joining Infinity
Interactive in 2011. Jay has far too many hobbies. Ask him about them at your
own risk, lest he ramble excitedly about motorcycles, scuba diving, etc.

Course Preparations

Students should bring a laptop, ideally with Perl and a programmer's text
editor (such as Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text, Notepad 2, etc.) already installed.
Code samples and course materials will be provided on site.