Human Perl at the London Perl Workshop November 25th

There's more to Perl than perl. There are Perl people, there's a smattering of Perl philosophy, and there are many other peculiarities on the Perl periphery. This year's London Perl Workshop will have some great talks on Perl-y subjects that don't just focus on the language itself!

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Human Perl

Julien Fiegehenn (‎simbabque‎) will tell us how he "[Turns] humans into developers with Perl" -- his methodology for teaching apprentice software developers. He often works with young trainees who start their professional careers with very little to no prior tech knowledge and will cover the social aspects of being a mentor and show process examples that help with long-term motivation.

One of LPM's esteemed former leaders Tom Hukins ask: "Development: More than Writing Code?". The talk will explore some of the things that developers do apart from writing code, and considers how to do those things well.

Jeff Goff (DrForr) has an enigmatic talk schedule on "The Art of Programming", where he threatens to teach us how to create a different kind of art with our existing programming skills. We'll join him and wrestle with a different kind of blank sheet than the ones we're used to staring at all day in our editors. He'll help us transplant our programming skills from Perl to Paper and refactor paper into a whole new world!

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About London Perl Workshop

user-pic The London Perl Workshop (LPW) is a free one-day technical conference in Central London, UK. This year LPW will be on Saturday 25th November 2017.