This is the home page for the Purdue University chapter of Perl Mongers. Perl is a general purpose computer programming language. Membership in our Perl Users Group is free and open to anyone. If you have questions about the organization contact RickWesterman. For questions about this wiki—including the password if you want to change anything—contact DaveJacoby.
Perl is a high-level general-purpose, dynamic programming language, widely used in fields such as web development, system administration, network programming and bioinformatics. For more information about the language, you may want to look at perl.org, perl.com, cpan.org (the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network), Modern Perl, the Effective Perler, Perl Buzz, or blogs.perl.org. For tutorial information, try Gabor Szabo's Perl Tutorial, or come ask us.
We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30am–1:00pm in Whistler 116. Bring your lunch if you'd like. Chitchat is from 11:30–noon; talks are usually noon–1:00; the room is reserved until 1:30. (The room has been reserved on third Tuesdays from 11:30–1:30 through May 2013, except for November, when it will be the second Tuesday, November 13.) The next meeting is on May 21, 2013. UpcomingMeetings. PastMeetings with slides from some talks. TechnicalMeetingIdeas.
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