I am on the planning committee for the 2006 Pittsburgh Perl Workshop and serve as the primary point of contact for speakers. That means I get the inside scoop on the talks. And from what I have seen, all I can say is, These talks kick ass. Well, actually I can say one more thing:
If there is any possible way you can manage to get yourself to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, 23 September 2006, do not wait, do not mull it over, register now for the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop
If you miss this one, you’ll probably end up weeping in front of your keyboard for a long, long time.
PPW ’06 has speakers from the worlds of finance, bioinformatics, engineering, politics, health care, insurance, Web-2.0 start-ups, environmental monitoring, and mathematics. And they all have fascinating things to share with you about how they make Perl work for them and about how you can make Perl work for you.
Registration is only $20 – can you imagine that, in an age when programming conferences routinely cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars? – and all of the talks show you how to use Perl to do real work, solve real problems, and make your real life as a programming professional a whole lot saner. Even if you think you don’t care about Perl, you ought to be a part of PPW ’06 just for the rare opportunity to discover something you may have overlooked. (At $20, when are you ever going to get a chance like this again?)