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Re: Perl and School

by MidLifeXis (Monsignor)
on Aug 24, 2011 at 19:05 UTC ( #922173=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl and School

Find an itch that you want to scratch. I am sure that you don't want to scratch my itch, and I don't want to scratch yours. If you have some vested interest in the project, it will help to motivate you to complete it.

Perhaps something to help with a club or group you are a part of. How about checking with your local college or ACM chapter to see if they have a high school programming contest. How about starting up one of your own. What about an application to manage the stats for the $favorite_sport team that you are interested in. Keeping track of rankings for your local tidleywinks club.


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Re^2: Perl and School
by perl.j (Pilgrim) on Aug 24, 2011 at 19:14 UTC
    Great ideas. I especially liked the "Sport Stats" idea. I am a basketball player so maybe that would't be a bad idea.

      Go to the basketball coach and ask what would be useful. That way, you will (a) avoid inventing a wheel that already exists, (b) start to experience the delight of writing for other people whose reaction is "I know that's what I said but it isn't what I meant". :-)


      John Davies

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