The Free Love-, er, Teach-In

Luis Motta Campos luismottacampos at
Mon Mar 12 13:35:50 GMT 2007

On Mar 12, 2007, at 1:26 PM, Dave Cross wrote:
> Quoting Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at>:
>> Turning scripters into programmers and journeyman programmers into
>> star engineers.
> Well, yes. Actually in conversation on Thursday we came up with  
> about four subtly different courses - all of which could be useful  
> to different groups of people.
> The question is really which one would be the best one to choose  
> for the first free course that we give.
> Personally, I'm leaning towards something that is largely "Advanced  
> Perl Programming" with large side orders of "Perl Best Practices",  
> "Mastering Perl" and "The Pragmatic Programmer".
> Might be a bit much for a one day course tho' :-/

   Or maybe not.

   I'm pretty sure that you can give them some homework (the only  
true form of learning something is trying to actually DO something).  
And this homework could be submitted to a specific email address  
provided by Ovid, who can grab good contacts from it as a nice and  
desirable collateral effect.

   Deep-fry theyr brains into good perl programming techniques for  
the whole day, and make them send homework to an email address  
specially setted up to Ovid, who will check the homework and publish  
corrections a few days later, besides having contacts with all  
interested participants and having the opportunity of offering a job  
to some of them. Questions could be asked at the London-PM list and  
answered by everybody (I'm a volunteer). Everybody earns something,  
and the class will succeed.

   Well, just my 0.02€ of optimism...
Luis Motta Campos (a.k.a. Monsieur Champs) is a software engineer,
perl fanatic evangelist, and amateur {cook, photographer}

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