Perl is sometimes known as the Swiss Army Chainsaw of systems administration, but what makes it so well-suited to the task? Simon Cozens shows how to program in Perl by looking at some common system administration tasks and using Perl to tackle them. The talk will cater for those with little to no Perl experience, but experienced programmers will be able to pick up some new tricks.
Simon Cozens is an open source programmer and author; he is a columnist for the Perl Journal, the author of Beginning Perl and co-author of Professional Perl Programming, both by Wrox Press, and co-author of the forthcoming Using Perl and C. He has recently joined the UNIX team at Oxford University (OUCS).
There is a separate charge for the tutorial. The Booking Page gives full details.