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Looking for Bio-Info Experts for Filling the Information in Perl-Begin

by shlomif (Beadle)
on Jun 03, 2005 at 11:05 UTC ( #463216=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
shlomif has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm looking for Bio-informatics guys in order to fill the relevant information in Perl-Begin, the unofficial site for Perl beginners. Perl-Begin has a section about common uses for Perl, but its Bio-Informatics sub-section is empty due to the fact that I am not proficient enough in the subject to fill it up.

This is where you, assuming you are an able Bio-Info expert come along. Contributions as a Page or a set of Pages of HTML would be OK, but a patch against the sites' subversion repository would be even better.

Thanks in advance, Shlomi Fish.

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Re: Looking for Bio-Info Experts for Filling the Information in Perl-Begin
by thcsoft (Monk) on Jun 03, 2005 at 11:52 UTC
    you don't need to be a bio- or whatsoever-informatics specialist, if you like to learn Perl. would you possibly be a little more concrete?

    language is a virus from outer space.

        You completely misunderstood me. I'm not trying to learn Bio-Informatics using Perl myself. (At least not until I get a job as a bio-informatician.) I just want someone to write and maintain a section about it in the Perl-Begin site because it is a common use for Perl.

      Well, it's just that there's a uses section in Perl-Begin for people who are new to Perl and have to learn it in order to satisfy a certain purpose.

      Some people were exposed to Perl (and many times programming in general) after they became bio-informaticians. This is the case with beth from Freenode.

Re: Looking for Bio-Info Experts for Filling the Information in Perl-Begin
by TedPride (Priest) on Jun 03, 2005 at 17:40 UTC
    I'm sort of wondering why you're posting on Perlmonks asking us to spend time helping flesh out the content of your web site, when all that would do is make it more competitive with Perlmonks.

      OMG! Penis envy. Perl-Begin is not a competition to Perlmonks. It's a static site that just mostly concentrates links to books, tutorials, articles, resources, etc. It aims to be the first stop for people who wish to learn Perl. Like learn.perl.org only better.

      Perl Monks is more of a web forum and hypertext web stuff, not exactly something beginners would want to consult first.

      And I should note that I believe that the more Perl sites are there, the better.

Re: Looking for Bio-Info Experts for Filling the Information in Perl-Begin
by TedPride (Priest) on Jun 03, 2005 at 22:07 UTC
    Bio-Informatics is not really a subject for beginners, though. I've seen quite a few posts on Bio-related topics here on PM.

    And I believe that beyond a certain point, creating more sites in a topic area just dilutes the available talent. If the primary sites for Perl lack information for beginners, why not volunteer to help them out instead of starting a new site? That would be the most altruistic thing to do, though it admittedly wouldn't give you primary control.

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