Perl conference sessions

4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 07/19/2012
David Golden (Bunchmail)
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Do you like the idea of repeatable, automated Perl application deployment? Me, too! This talk will show how to make Chef play nice with Perl. You'll learn how to weave together some great tools like perlbrew, local::lib, and carton to isolate your apps and manage them all with Chef.
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/17/2012
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast), Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
Presentation: Mastering Perl Presentation 2 [PDF]
In this tutorial, brian d foy will cover aspects of his latest book, Mastering Perl, which is practical advice for working programmers on creating enterprise-quality Perl programs
9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 07/16/2012
Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
Normally it takes three days of classes for a beginner to get familiar with Perl. We don't have three days, so we're going to speed things up... just a bit. This tutorial will cover the basics and enough of the more advanced features to bootstrap the learning process for Perl novices.
1:40pm–2:20pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
Why is my process using that much memory? Is there a memory leak, and if so where is it? In this talk I'll show you how to find answers to these questions and more.
2:30pm–3:10pm Thursday, 07/19/2012
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Avast ye scurvy dogs! Strap yerselves in fer a pirate voyage around the islands of code! Feast yer eyes on the treasures of the mystic land of Haskell, the thifthing thands of lithp. Gasp at beautiful objects from Smalltalk and develop an eye for plundering programming pearls wherever you find 'em. Then bring 'em all back to the good ship 'Black Perl' use 'em for fun and profit. YARRR!


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