11/10/17 12:54 by Mark Keating (mdk)
It is a great pleasure to announce that Jeff Goff will be giving a whole days tutorial on Perl 6 for the Perl Conference in Glasgow in 2018.
After discussing variables and how they're affected by the context they're used in, Jeffrey delves into what's traditionally been the core of Perl: regular expressions. Starting with some simple matching tasks, Jeffrey explains how to parse what even Perl 5 regular expressions can't tackle with a custom grammar. This custom grammar helps teach you object orientation and aspect-oriented programming. You'll then build an interpreter with the help of some hyperoperators and use Perl 6 roles to construct both an interpreter and assembler inside Perl 6.
Jeffrey also discusses the community surrounding the language, how to find other programmers, and how to find and share your Perl 6 code.
You'll walk out of the tutorial with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Perl 6 and an exposure to what lies beyond the world of basic scripting.
If you've heard about earlier seminars, please note this will have updated content, including sections on concurrency and parallel execution. The author keeps the content up-to-date and relevant to the ever-growing Perl 6 ecosystem.
Jeff is known as DrForr on irc and social networks and can regularly be found hanging out on the Perl 6 community web sites and social media groups.