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Re: Getting to know people who love Perl.

by LanX (Canon)
on May 13, 2011 at 22:42 UTC ( #904748=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Getting to know people who love Perl.

check for a perlmongers group next to you.

http://www.pm.org/

good luck!

Cheers Rolf


Comment on Re: Getting to know people who love Perl.
Re^2: Getting to know people who love Perl.
by grantm (Parson) on May 15, 2011 at 21:18 UTC
    check for a perlmongers group next to you

    And if there isn't one, start one.

    Once you've found a group, offer to do a talk or two. There are lots of good reasons to do a talk even though you still consider yourself beginner level ...

    • preparing to speak about a topic will help you gain a deeper understanding of the topic ("learn through teaching")
    • people will ask questions that allow you to expand your knowledge even further
    • there is always demand for beginner-level talks at PM groups (there's always someone who knows less than you)
    • improving your speaking skills is an excellent goal in itself
      Thank you for the recommendation. I live in Los Angeles and I believe there are few groups here. I do really love Perl and the Philosophy of "there is more than one way to do it" .Although I don't plan on becoming a professional programmer or a Guru. Its more of a hobby/useful skill Internet for me. Are these groups for people like me as well? Thanks
        >Are these groups for people like me as well?

        Yes!

        But I can't tell about the groups in LA... just mail them and ask about their next meeting.

        Cheers Rolf

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