Intermediate Perl at the monastery: Perl Bootcamp, September 11-15, 2006

Stefanie Seitz (Höfling)
Big Nerd Ranch Europe
+49 931 9911 485

VEITSHöCHHEIM, Germany—July 20, 2006—Intermediate Perl at the monastery: Perl Bootcamp, September 11-15, 2006.

Perl Bootcamp returns to the Big Nerd Ranch in September under the leadership of Perl expert, brian d foy. In keeping with its commitment to excellence in instruction, the Big Nerd Ranch is pleased to have brian d foy join its ranks of industry leading instructors. This Intermediate Perl class, near Frankfurt, Germany, is perfect for programmers who have completed the O'Reilly Nutshell book, Learning Perl, or who otherwise have a good background in the basics of Perl.

Mr. foy has achieved distinction in the Perl community as a co-author of works for O'Reilly, including Learning Perl (4th Edition) and Intermediate Perl. He is also known for his publication of The Perl Review, the only print magazine devoted to Perl. He has presented at numerous conferences and created the first ever Perl user group, the New York Perl Mongers, and founded and runs the non-profit Perl-advocacy foundation, Perl Mongers, Inc., devoted to the establishment and promotion of Perl user groups throughout the world. Given his level of expertise, knowledge, and renown in the Perl community, brian d foy's exceptional gifts as a long-time instructor of Perl programming comes as a pleasant surprise.

"There are many gifted programmers in the world who are passionate about their subject areas. However, passion doesn't always translate into the ability to communicate information to fellow users in a classroom setting," mused Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder. "brian is an exceptional engineer and instructor. The Big Nerd Ranch is excited to have a powerhouse like brian instructing one of our bootcamps, especially one so content-rich as Perl. If you need to learn to use Perl effectively, sign up for the class before your seat is gone."

The September Perl Bootcamp promises students that, at the end of five days, they will be writing complex Perl applications more effectively, efficiently, and elegantly. In addition, students will leave able to:

  • implement object-oriented concepts in Perl
  • use packages and namespaces
  • manage references and scoping
  • manipulate complex data structures
  • create reusable modules for individual use or for distribution
  • test and debug Perl code
  • contribute to CPAN

Students signing up before August 10, 2006 apply for the early bird fee and save €200.