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Re^2: Getting to know people who love Perl.

by grantm (Parson)
on May 15, 2011 at 21:18 UTC ( #904995=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 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


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Re^3: Getting to know people who love Perl.
by drift211 (Novice) on May 16, 2011 at 23:30 UTC
    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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