May 21, 1998
Perl Luminaries to Gather at O'Reilly's Perl Conference 2.0
SEBASTOPOL, CA--O'Reilly & Associates is presenting the
2.0 from August 17-20, 1998 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose,
California. Perl Conference 2.0 features two days of intensive tutorial
sessions followed by a two-day conference led by key Perl developers.
Over 1000 Perl enthusiasts from around the world attended last year's
inaugural Perl Conference, sharing ideas, learning new tricks, and
building highly marketable programming and Web site management skills.
The Perl Conference 2.0 features:
- Keynotes: Larry Wall, creator of Perl, expounds on the latest
developments in Perl, including his current project-building XML
processing into Perl; Tom Paquin of Netscape's
mozilla.org talks about
Netscape's release of Communicator source code in "Free Software
- Perl and Apache: A full track devoted to creating a high-performance
Web site using Perl with the
Apache Web server. Apache is the world's most widely used Web server.
- Tutorials: In-depth sessions including "Introduction to Perl
for Programmers," "The Gory Details: Making Your Web Site Secure,"
"Windows NT System Administration with Perl," and "Practical
- "Guru-Is-In" sessions: Informal Q&A with leading Perl developers
- Conference sessions: Topics include "Perl and XML," "Using Perl
5.005, "Efficient Perl," "Perl and Windows," and "Where Perl, Apache
and Java Meet."
- Perl Developer's Workshop: An intensive, invitation-only all-day
session on the organization and future direction of Perl, led by
Larry Wall. Interested developers must submit a one-page position
paper by July 1.
- User Applications: Case studies highlighting innovative uses of Perl
in real-world situations.
Perl Conference 2.0 is the premier gathering of key Perl developers and
expert practitioners. Presenters include:
A popular programming language for Web developers and system
administrators, Perl is the tool of choice for building custom web
applications and "gluing together" programs. Perl is the most widely
used language for creating dynamic web pages. As Hassan Schroeder,
Sun's first webmaster, remarked: "Perl is the duct tape of the
Internet." For more information, see
Registration and Information
Information about and online registration for Perl Conference 2.0 is
available online at http://conference.perl.com.
Members of the press can register for Perl Conference 2.0 at
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