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The A-Z Guide To Becoming a CPAN Author

by petdance (Parson)
on Oct 10, 2005 at 19:52 UTC ( #498927=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005, 7:00-9:00pm
Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL, Room 103

Andy Lester (petdance) will present an overview of what it takes to create a module for distribution on the CPAN, the public repository of code for the Perl community. You'll learn how to turn your code into a useful package that others around the world can use. If you've ever wanted to give back to Perl or open source, this talk will guide your way, from the first inklings of an idea, to ongoing maintenance of your software.

Andy has 25 modules on the CPAN, and is a regular speaker at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference, Yet Another Perl Conference, and user groups around the country. He leads a department of programmers for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, IL. "Pro Perl Debugging," which Andy co-authored, has just been published by Apress.

This meeting of the UniForum Chicago PerlSIG will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice campus. The address of the meeting facility is:

IIT's Rice Campus
Room 103
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Take I-88 to the Naperville Road exit. Go North on Naperville Road to Butterfield/Rt. 56. Turn right on Butterfield and proceed East to the next stoplight East (East Loop Road). Turn north onto East Loop Road (Grady's/Cozymel's Restaurants and Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road. Park in the student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance. More detailed directions and maps are available at:
All UniForum Chicago Perl SIG meetings are open to the public free of charge.

For additional information contact Deborah Vose at or visit the UniForum Chicago web site at:


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