Perl 6 for beginners -- part 1 of 2

Perl 6 for beginners -- part 1 of 2

By Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎) from
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English

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Curious about Perl 6, but not sure where to start? Or been dabbling, but want to get your understanding of the language on firmer foundations? Then get a Perl 6 compiler on your laptop, and come on down to this session! The tutorial will mix explanations of the Perl 6 language along with a number of short exercises and challenges, to give you a chance to try things out for yourself.

This session is the first of a 2-part series. Topics covered will include:

* Values
* Variables
* Basic operators
* Flow control
* Arrays, iteration

Participants should install a recent Rakudo Perl 6 on their laptop prior to attending the course. See for information about how to get Rakudo Perl 6, including MSIs for Windows users.

Those familiar with perlbrew (or who want to be on the bleeding edge) may prefer rakudobrew instead:

Attended by: Tom Browder (‎tbrowder‎), Thomas Glase, Aaron Nelson, Greg Cole (‎wingfold‎), Ian O'Toole, Gabriel Munoz (‎gabriel‎), Upasana Shukla, Niall Durham (‎dbcooper‎), Jeremy Holland, Thomas Stanton (‎tstanton‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Rish, Dana Jacobsen (‎danaj‎), Chris Shelton, Tushar Dave, Aaron Staves (‎astaves‎), Michael South (‎msouth‎), Brian Kelly, Eric Ellis (‎jellisii‎), Tom Green (‎Tom‎), Douglas Schrag (‎dmaestro‎), Kivanc Yazan, Jim Toth,