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Larry Wall will be speaking at iHub this Thursday at 5.30pm

By Jessica Colaço
iHub
  Published 21 Feb 2011
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The iHub and Skunkworks Foundation are proud to announce that Larry Wall will be at the iHub this Thursday for our 3rd Fireside Chat this year.

Larry earned his bachelor's degree from Seattle Pacific University in 1976 and is a graduate from UC Berkeley. He joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after he finished graduate school. He is the co-author of Programming Perl (often referred to as the Camel Book), which is the definitive resource for Perl programmers.

Perl is used for graphics programming, system administration, network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other applications. Perl is nicknamed "the Swiss Army chainsaw of programming languages" due to its flexibility and power.

Wall often compares Perl to a natural language and explains his decisions in Perl's design with linguistic rationale. He also often uses linguistic terms for Perl language constructs, so instead of traditional terms such as "variable", "function", and "accessor" he sometimes says "noun", "verb", and "topicalizer".

Join us as we listen to his journey on the creation Perl over 20 years ago. Register here.

#Some PERL souce code

#print see you all on Thursday
$str="see you all on Thursday";
print $str;

Date: Thursday 24th February 2011

Time: 5.30pm - 8.30 pm

Venue: iHub

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