Speaker: Bill Odom
When: 6:30 PM Wednesday August 19th, 2009
4444 Forest Park Parkway
5th floor, room 5206
St. Louis, MO 63108 (Map)
When people think of Perl there are many things that come to mind -- but elegant, functional programming is often not one of them. However, this represents a gross misunderstanding of the abilities of Perl. Bill Odom will be introducing us to many functional programming concepts in Perl and providing us with the resources to continue from there.
About Bill Odom:
Bill is a long time developer and well known member in the Perl community, and was president of The Perl Foundation from 2005 to 2007. He has worked in many languages for companies in the Midwest and both coasts, from ActionScript to XSLT, but keeps finding his way back to Perl.
About St. Louis Perl Mongers:
St. Louis Perl Mongers (STL-PM) is a group of programmers and programmer types in the St. Louis area that meet to talk about Perl, computing topics, and anything of interest at the time. STL-PM is associated with the international Perl Mongers association. We have one official meeting each month on the third Wednesday of the month and socials whenever someone remembers to schedule one. There is no fee to attend the meetings and they are open to anyone. STL-PM welcomes members of any level of knowledge of Perl, even no knowledge at all. To find out more about St. Louis Perl Mongers please consider joining this list and sending out a quick "hello" or visiting our website. If you don't know Perl we'll even try and help!