Intermediate Perl Programming

For those that don't know me, I love to teach. Some may say I love to hear the sound of my own voice, which is also true, but I genuinely love to teach. To scratch that itch, I often teach classes at UC Berkeley Extension in Perl Programming. In the eight or so years I have been teaching I have taught classes on "Introduction to Perl Programming," "Web Services Programming using Perl" and most recently (again) "Intermediate Perl Programming."

Over the course of several years teaching these topics I have developed a pretty reliable set of presentations that service as a template for my courses. Each class is about 3 hours long and I try to schedule 45-60 minutes of lab time per class. I am making these presentations available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License in the hope that others may find this content useful and be inspired to contribute back changes and recommendations.

Of course I am also making these presentations available to my students so that they can have access to the materials I presented in class. Also for them, are my code samples from class, although I doubt they would be useful to anyone but my students.

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Very cool. It's been too long since I've done any Perl coding and this brought back fond memories.

How did you end up teaching? Did you approach the school or did they find you?

I actually approached the school with my class idea. I imagine any continuing education program like Berkeley's and UCLA's is hungry for teachers. For them it costs nothing to advertise a class in a catalog, so if you have an idea for a class, write up a simple course catalog description and send it in. They will almost certainly list it. And if there is not sufficient interest, then no harm done.

Case and point: the class next to mine was: Fundamentals of Wine Studies I: Wines of California and Europe. I ran into the instructor for the class hauling a crate of empty wine bottles... now that is a fun lab.

Why, I remember a young Byrne teaching hapless producers at Snap nearly a decade ago! ;-) Keep up the good work.

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