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Instructor Based Perl Training

by CongoGrey (Sexton)
on May 14, 2003 at 13:20 UTC ( #258068=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

CongoGrey has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am very new to Perl and I need to get into some instructor based training.

One, to get away from work so I can concentrate and two to get a more formal foundation of Perl under my belt. I was wondering if anybody has any good references for Perl training on the East coast or Atlanta?


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Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by erasei (Pilgrim) on May 14, 2003 at 14:01 UTC
    I'm not sure if you are just looking for a walk-in sort of setting for just yourself, but our own merlyn offers training. You really don't get much more knowledgable.. in his case the old saying is true: He wrote the book on Perl. More info on his site at

    You say that you are new to Perl so this may or may not apply, but I will say it for others reading. There are Perl Conferences around the world fairly often. You can get all the details at

    I'm sure there are other, less-famous training methods and teachers out there that will be better suited for a one-man learning session. However, bang for buck, I have to say, buy the books. Larry, Randal, Damian, they all have great books. They have helped me, hands down, more than any other method. My favorites include:

    Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix

    Programming Perl by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant.

    Advanced Perl Programming by Sriram Srinivasan

    Object Oriented Perl by Damian Conway

Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by phydeauxarff (Priest) on May 14, 2003 at 14:19 UTC
    SSThas some instructor-led training in ATL as does CED though I haven't tried them.

    However, I would recommend picking up merlyns book and going through the exercises, and hanging out here over a class anyday.

    If you do end up getting merlyn to come do a class for your company, be sure to take him to Hooters, he loves the place ;-)

Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on May 14, 2003 at 17:22 UTC
    Aside from what everyone else has mentioned, check out your local community college. At least here on the west coast, there are some good computer departments, and you can't beat the pricing. The classes I took cost me $13 a class!

    There is no emoticon for what I'm feeling now.

Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by Octavian (Monk) on May 14, 2003 at 19:00 UTC
    I took a perl programming class in the HP education center in Atlanta that was pretty good...pricey if you are paying for it out of your own pocket, but if your company will send you its kinda cool... HP perl programming (H4311S)
Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by TheDamian (Priest) on May 14, 2003 at 20:51 UTC
    <PLUG> Just for the record, I also offer Perl training. I'll be at Perl Whirl and YAPC::NA in June, OSCon in July, and also giving courses in Chicago and Boston this September. </PLUG>
Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by hsweet (Pilgrim) on May 14, 2003 at 20:04 UTC
    If you are under 18 years old you can move to Goshen NY and take my class next year : ).

    Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like banannas

Re: Instructor Based Perl Training
by Anonymous Monk on May 14, 2003 at 22:53 UTC
    Paul Fenwick and Perl Training Australia have some training coming up soon in Sydney. You can't get much more east coast than that, unless you narrow down the country a bit more.

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