Perl Scripting

Glenn Stafford

Alliance Systems / MDSI

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room SRC-2800


In today's world of GUI environments, character based professionalism has become a diminishing skill set. As people are more inclined to drag, drop, and click with icons and GUI menus, emphasis on traditional skill sets have diminished.

This presentation will cover the general capabilities of the Perl programming language. This will be accomplished by:

Very useful examples will be provided in the handouts which could be utilized in your UNIX environment and supplement the subject matter. This includes shell programs which are useful tools for the system administrator and users.

Speaker Bio

Glenn is a member of the Customer Support staff at Alliance Systems / MDSI. Glenn has over 8 years experience with UNIX system administration; with a strong background with internal and external support. He is a sophisticated UNIX user in the areas of shell programming, UNIX regular expression, and Systems Administration. Glenn has spoken before on very useful topics in UNIX related topics (shell, perl, and awk programming, and UNIX Security) at UniForum Chicago meetings and at technical conferences such as Technetron in Boston (1992 & 1993) and MARUG in Myrtle Beach (1995 and 1996). Glenn has also had UNIX tutorials published in Access To Wang.

In addition to his computer background, Glenn is a prominent Fastpitch Softball Umpire who has worked five national tournaments. Glenn's name is enshrined at the A.S.A Hall of Fame in recognition for working three or more national tournaments. He has the long term goal to work the Pan American and Olympics. He has also dedicated his time coaching at softball clinics.

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 2800
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St (stop light). Turn right onto 22nd Street and park in lot 2. Enter the SRC building via the north entrance. Room 2800 is on the second floor in the northwest corner of the building.

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