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Perl 6 Informal Study Session
This is an informal series of study sessions focused on Perl 6 (aka Rakudo), a break from the past of Perl 5 and one of the contenders for language of the future. Let's get together for a few hours on Sunday AFTERNOONs over at the Oakland Museum cafe, and start messing around with Perl 6. This is a pretty unstructured gathering focusing on chatting and shoulder-surfing, without a lot of planned presentations-- though if you've got something you'd like to show off, by all means bring it with you. To start with we'll look at some of the free documentation that comes with Perl 6 (though eventually we'll start covering the Moritz Lenz book, "Perl 6 Fundamentals"). The current "assignment" (i.e. look at it if you get a chance), the introduction that comes with the perl6 code "perl6intro.pdf", also available on the web at You can get a print-on-demand copy of the Lentz book from Apress for a little over $30-- they sell an ebook version, and I've also seen a free pdf elsewhere, (though I haven't verified if that's legitimate). There's free wifi at the cafe, but you'll probably want to install Perl 6 before hand:

Blue Oak Cafe

1000 Oak St · Oakland

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