PrettyDump's European Tour

As part of a travel grant from The Perl Foundation, I was able to adjust a trip to visit AmsterdamX.pm, the French Perl Workshop, and London.pm.

I hadn't quite figured out what I was going to talk about (it's always easier to suggest a topic to me), but I was playing with a Perl 6 data dumper sorta thing I'm calling PrettyDump. I whipped that into shape so I could create a talk about it. The task by itself isn't so interesting, but seeing the Perl 6 on the inside makes it interesting to people.

It's not just me passing on information to other people either. In Amsterdam I was able to meet with Wendy and Liz, which always helps, and talk to Andrew Shitov about this first Perl 6 book, Perl 6 at a Glance. (Yeah, I said "first"). A couple days later at the French Perl Workshop, I got to meet with Laurent Rosenfeld, author of Think Perl 6. These non-directed and casual exchanges with other authors help quite a bit.

(if the iframe doesn't render, you can see these slides at Slideshare)

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About brian d foy

user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).