Some talks carefully guide the listeners through the entirety of a topic,
starting with the basics and ending with the fine details.
That’s… not the plan for this talk.
Instead, we’re going to see the highlight reel of a bunch of topics that
caught my interest over the course of the year, possibly including some of
the following: a review of cool (and uncool) changes in Perl, the best
modules you’re not using, stupid optimization tricks, tools for handling
catastrophic program failure, git scripts you’ll become dependent on, numbers
stations, Zork, productivity tools, and who knows what else.
I will stand in place and let lightning talks strike over and over, until I
am reduced to cinders.
You get to witness the ordeal, and you might just learn a thing or two.
Ricardo Signes was thrust into the job market with only a rudimentary humanities education, and was forced to learn to fend for himself. He is now a full-time Perl programmer, project lead on perl itself, and frequent contributor to the CPAN.
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