I’ll be join­ing Perl Maven’s Gábor Szabó for a live cod­ing exer­cise via Zoom, work­ing on a web appli­ca­tion to keep track of exer­cis­es sub­mit­ted by stu­dents in a train­ing course. The first ses­sion is sched­uled for March 28 at 10:00 AM US Central Time; con­sult this site for the time in your time zone and reg­is­ter here.

I’m real­ly excit­ed as this is my first pair pro­gram­ming ses­sion out­side of work. Join us!

I’ll be repris­ing my pre­sen­ta­tion on Perl sub­rou­tine sig­na­tures and type val­i­da­tion for the Boston Perl Mongers on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 PM EST. Visit their wiki for details; they’ll be post­ing the Jitsi URL short­ly before the meet­ing. There’s also a Meetup page.

Picture of Ayn Rand

Speaking of Ayn Rand, there’s anoth­er event the fol­low­ing week­end on Saturday, March 6. Titled How to Put a Dent in the Universe,’ ” it looks like a good (and free!) one-​day con­fer­ence for every­one from begin­ners to advanced stu­dents. Be sure to reg­is­ter on the web site and tune in!

Ayn Rand curious? Join the Zoom meetup!

NEW group this Sunday on Meetup! Are you Curious about Ayn Rand? Join this wel­com­ing group to dis­cuss how Ayn Rand’s ideas relate to your life. Our first online con­ver­sa­tion will focus on ques­tions raised by the COVID cri­sis and the method for decid­ing how to han­dle sim­i­lar issues in the future. You can read this very brief sum­ma­ry in advance. Please know this is not a debate but an open dis­cus­sion for those who are gen­uine­ly curi­ous to learn more about apply­ing the prin­ci­ples of Ayn Rand’s phi­los­o­phy of Objectivism.

I’ll be pre­sent­ing Better Perl: Subroutine Signatures and Type Validation” (based on my ear­li­er blog post) for Houston Perl Mongers on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM Central US time.

Check here to see what time that is in your local time zone, then go here at that time to open the Zoom meet­ing ID 920 069 702. You’ll need a pass­word; run this Perl code to get that:

print +(0b1000100).((3<<2)*10).(010)