Perl: Hands on Perl 6
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We're relegated to the classroom at freegeek this month, so I figure we should make the best of it and have a perl 6 class.
Jerry Gay will be visiting from Seattle. Jerry is a key contributor to parrot/rakudo and will be very helpful in understanding what rakudo can do right now and diagnosing any troubles that come up.
We will have a short walk-through at the beginning and if a projector is available we can use it to increase the tutorial bandwidth.
Bring a laptop if you have one, preferably with parrot (or even pugs) already setup. If you do not have a laptop or if you would be able to bring more than one, please let me know.
I would like this to be very hands-on learning and I imagine we'll probably be working in pairs or small groups as well as spending some time reading documentation and sharing what we've learned.
If you have some experience with Perl 6 or have been playing with it recently, please share your useful links or insights by posting them on the list or the wiki.
If you have no experience with Perl 6, this is where you get it! Bring your friends. There's still more than one way to do it in Perl 6 and I'm looking forward to seeing where people's interests are. Working through some of the perl quizzes or porting other illustrative examples might be fun for some while others might be interested in playing with the classes and objects, or mod_perl6, etc.
As always, social hour at the lucky lab afterwards.