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Re: Getting to know people who love Perl.
in thread Getting to know people who love Perl.
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