[ANNOUNCE] Upcoming Training Courses in London

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Thu Sep 13 14:50:58 BST 2012

I am sure the majority of people on the lists will know about these but 
I would like to encourage everyone to promote these upcoming courses on 
mailing lists and social media accounts where possible. Perl is seeing a 
real need for new developers and the only way we are going to ensure 
that we get them is by courses like these. Also, for experienced 
developers the Conway courses are invaluable, Damian is a master of 
Regular Expressions and having the skills to present well in front in 
public are essential for many wishing to further themselves.

Please share these:

Perl School: Modern Perl for Non-Perl Programmers
Sat, 6 October, 10:00
Campus London
Tutor: Dave Cross

An introduction to Perl for programmers who don't use Perl (or don't use 
much Perl).

Perl has come a long way in the last ten years. It has web frameworks, a 
powerful ORM, a huge number of add-on libraries and one of the most 
flexible object systems you'll find in any language. And there are 
plenty of companies in London who use Perl and who are looking for Perl 

Come and see why so many companies rely so heavily on Perl. Find out 
what makes Perl programmers so productive.

Perl author and trainer Dave Cross introduces Perl in a low cost 
training course that is tailored for people who have used other 
programming languages.

Tickets from http://perlschool2.eventbrite.co.uk/


Regular Expressions Training Course - full day tutorial by Damian Conway
Thursday 11th October 2012
Venue: Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB
Tutor: Damian Conway

Description: This full day tutorial introduces beginner and intermediate 
programmers to the full functionality of Perl's regular expressions (and 
hence to the general behaviour of the Perl-compatible, or POSIX-ERE, 
regular expressions that are used in most other programming languages, 
editors, and developer tools as well).

The morning sessions will focus on the underlying theory and the core 
features of Perl's pattern matching, thereby exploring the principles 
and mechanisms underlying all regular expressions.

You'll see how the highly compact syntax of patterns actually programs a 
built-in “text-recognition engine”, and you'll learn how to design and 
construct regexes to drive that engine efficiently. By lunch time, 
regular expressions will no longer seem like a mystery wrapped in an 
enigma wrapped in line-noise.

In the afternoon we'll look at some of the newer and more powerful 
features of Perl regular expressions, such as code embedding, recursive 
matching, named subrules, and backtracking control. These high-end 
features are not well covered in most textbooks or classes, yet 
understanding and being able to apply them is essential when dealing 
with large, real world data sets.

By the end of the day, you will no longer have to “cross your fingers” 
when using pattern matching, and will have gained the necessary 
understanding to start actively engineering regular expressions that are 
both correct and efficient.

More Information: http://www.flossuk.org/Events/Regex2012


Presentation Skills Training Course - full day tutorial by Damian Conway
Friday 12th October 2012
Venue: Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB
Tutor: Damian Conway

Description: The best and most effective presentations capture the 
audience quickly, hold their interest effortlessly, educate and 
entertain them in equal measure, and sometimes even inspire them.

This class explores simple and effective techniques for achieving those 
goals in any kind of presentation.

The first half of the class focuses on preparation, content selection, 
visual design, delivery, handling questions and effective techniques for 
presenting various kinds of technical information (code, data, 
statistics, charts, structure diagrams etc.)

The second half of the course is an in-depth tutorial on improving the 
'look and feel' of presentation materials – especially 
Powerpoint/Keynote/Impress presentations. In particular, it demonstrates 
practical techniques for making your slides not suck!

More Information: http://www.flossuk.org/Events/PresentationSkillsOct2012


Perl School: Object Oriented Programming with Perl and Moose
Sat, 8 Dec, 10:00 - 17:00
Campus London
Tutor: Dave Cross

Moose is fast becoming the standard way to write object oriented code in 
Perl. Moose is powerful and flexible. It makes writing object oriented 
Perl far easier than it has ever been before.

This low-cost, one-day training course explains what Moose is and how it 
will help you write better object oriented Perl. It is aimed at 
programmers who know Perl but who might not have kept up to date with 
some of the most recent Perl tools.

By the end of the day, attendees will be understand the power of Moose 
and will be able to use it to build complex object systems.

Tickets from http://perlschool3.eventbrite.co.uk/

Mark Keating BA (Hons), Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder.
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