Let's organise a free teach-in
michael at galton.ucl.ac.uk
Sat Feb 17 12:04:13 GMT 2007
> What aspects of Perl require teaching? (Deliberately open-ended question)
No seriously. If you advertise a free teach in and word gets round the
labs there will be a sizable contingent of PhD students with no
programming experence and scant UNIX experence, very keen to learn the
even most basic perl idiom.
Sure they can go and learn from a book, but then they have 5000 frogs eggs
to dissect by Friday and then there are those other books/papers/printout
they really have to read. Left to their own devices they will fall to
evil ways involving ever more strange and terrible Excel Macros or if
there very lucky VB.....
I'd be very happy to sit down with someone for the day and start out
This is a UNIX prompt...
and hopefully end with
Someone who can write 5 line scripts that will help them do their work,
and additionally someone who is plugged into the community, knows of
london.pm tech meets, YAPC and the LPW. Then we have them for life.
Michael John Lush PhD Tel:44-20-7679-5027
Nomenclature Bioinformatician Fax:44-20-7387-3496
HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee Email: nome at galton.ucl.ac.uk
The Galton Laboratory
University College London, UK
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