This coming Friday (April 29, 2011) I'll be teaching a half day class on Modern Perl here in my office at Shutterstock. Shutterstock is a big user of Perl as a core programming language and we are hoping to spread the knowledge around quite a bit, involve some of the less technical staff as well as some IT staff members that mostly work on front end technologies.
This class is the first iteration of a longer class I intend to teach for free to any and all comers sometime this early summer in New York City. It is my hope to build a solid and exciting introduction to Modern Perl that can serve as a positive advocacy tool for the community while assisting my employer in our recruitment efforts (great students may be offered fulltime jobs).
My lesson plan loosely follows the Modern Perl book by chromatic but I tried to slip in a few 'flashy' bits, such as social integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and similar.
I'm pretty excited by this opportunity my employer is making for me and I really hope to use it to postively impact Perl here in NYC. I'll be releasing more lession plan details online as I formalize the public class, but I'd love to hear from any and all of you about what the class should cover or if you have any advice or thoughts.