Andy Lester will present an overview of what it takes to create a module for distribution on the CPAN, the public repository of code for the Perl community. You'll learn how to turn your code into a useful package that others around the world can use. If you've ever wanted to give back to Perl or open source, this talk will guide your way, from the first inklings of an idea, to ongoing maintenance of your software.
Andy has 25 modules on the CPAN, and is a regular speaker at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference, Yet Another Perl Conference, and user groups around the country. He leads a department of programmers for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, IL. "Pro Perl Debugging," which Andy co-authored, has just been published by Apress.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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