Instructor Spotlight: brian d foy Teaches Perl Bootcamp July 10-14, 2006

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The July bootcamp promises students that, at the end of five days, they will be writing complex, database-driven web applications. In addition, students will emerge able to: -use regular expressions to easily manipulate text data -use modules from the CPAN, Perl's vast archive of free code -access databases with DBI -master creating, renaming and deleting files and directories -forking and piping data to forked processes For the complete syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/perl.shtml.

Perl Bootcamp returns to the Big Nerd Ranch in July under the leadership of Perl expert, brian d foy. In keeping with its commitment to excellence in instruction, the Big Nerd is pleased to have brian d foy join its ranks of industry leading instructors. Mr. foy has achieved distinction in the Perl community as a co-author of works for O'Reilly, including Learning Perl (4th Edition) and Intermediate Perl. He is also known for his publication of The Perl Review, the only print magazine devoted to Perl. He has presented at numerous conferences and created the first ever Perl user group, the New York Perl Mongers, and founded and runs the non-profit Perl-advocacy foundation, Perl Mongers, Inc., devoted to the establishment and promotion of Perl user groups throughout the world. Given his level of expertise, knowledge, and renown in the Perl community, brian d foy's exceptional gifts as a long-time instructor of Perl programming comes as a pleasant surprise.

"There are many gifted programmers in the world who are passionate about their subject areas. However, passion doesn't always translate into the ability to communicate information to fellow users in a classroom setting," mused Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder. "brian is an exceptional engineer and instructor. The Big Nerd Ranch is excited to have a powerhouse like brian instructing one of our bootcamps, especially one so content-rich as Perl. If you need to learn to use Perl effectively, sign up for the class before your seat is gone."

The July bootcamp promises students that, at the end of five days, they will be writing complex, database-driven web applications. In addition, students will emerge able to:

use regular expressions to easily manipulate text data

use modules from the CPAN, Perl's vast archive of free code

access databases with DBI

master creating, renaming and deleting files and directories

forking and piping data to forked processes

For the complete syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/perl.shtml.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA and in Europe. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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