For many years (since the end of 2007, apparently) I’ve been uploading the slides from my talks and training courses to Slideshare.
This morning I got an email from them, telling me that they had made their analytics pages freely available. I don’t know if this is a permanent change or a special offer, but the link (which will only work for logged in users) is http://www.slideshare.net/insight.
There’s a lot of information there and I look forward into digging into it in a lot more detail. But I thought it would be interesting to share the list of my top ten most popular slide decks.
A lot of those course are aimed at people who are starting Perl from scratch. I guess it’s true that there are plenty of people out there who still want to learn Perl.
Last night we held a London Perl Mongers Technical Meeting. It was organised by Sue Spence and the venue was sponsored by Rick Deller of Eligo.
Much fun was had and much knowledge was imparted. Alex Balhatchet spoke about Test::Kit. Andrew Solomon talked about training people in Perl. Thomas Klausner introduced OX and AngularJS. And Mike Francis talked about using Web::Simple and Web::Machine to build a REST interface to a database – only to be told that Tim Bunce had just released a module that solved all of his problems.
Oh, and I wittered on a bit about using Perl with Github and Travis-CI. The slides are below.
Thanks to everyone for organising, speaking or just coming along.
It has only been a few weeks since YAPC::Europe in Kiev and already all of the videos are available on YouTube. Here are the recordings of my three talks.
On the first day I spoke about “25 Years of Perl”.
Later that day I was one of the lightning talk speakers. My talk starts at about 52 minutes.
Then on the second day I spoke about “Matt’s PSGI Archive”.
I’ve been too busy to write anything here for a while, but here’s the next best thing.
A few months ago I gave a talk on Unicode Best Practices to the Perl team at Net-A-Porter. And now Adam Taylor has written up that talk on their new technical blog.
A few days ago, I mentioned that I’m giving a talk at the London Perl Workshop called Twenty Five Years of Perl in Twenty Five (ish) Minutes.
I already have a good idea of how the talk will go. I’ve got a good structure to hang everything off. But I’m still working on the detail. I know I’m very old, but I haven’t been involved with Perl for the whole of its history. And even during the sixteen or do years I’ve been using Perl I’ve almost certainly missed some interesting things.
So I thought I’d crowd-source the talk a bit. What would you include in a history of Perl? What events do you think are important enough to be listed in a twenty minute talk?
Please leave your suggestions in a comment.