Yall scare the bejeebus outta me.(especially given whats on the next slide)
A Counter ArgumentYAPC NA 2012, Madison, WIBrian “BBQ” Saulsbbqsauls@gmail.com*.*/bbqsauls
Unqualifications
UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines
UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines  ( 4 in the garage, 1 on the closet shelf, all  waiting to be recycled )
UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines  ( 4 in the garage, 1 on the closet shelf, all  waiting to be recycled )I ...
UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines  ( 4 in the garage, 1 on the closet shelf, all  waiting to be recycled )I ...
Heresy!(Why Windows?)
Heresy!               (Why Windows?)YAPC NA 2011 ActiveState mentioned Disdain and shunshine for everyone!
Heresy!              (Why Windows?)YAPC NA 2011 ActiveState mentioned Dissonance and shunshine for everyone!PPW 2011  Gpha...
When did you learn to program?
When did you learn to program?  College?
When did you learn to program?  College?  High School?
When did you learn to program?  College?  High School?  Junior High?
When did you learn to program?  College?  High School?  Junior High?  Grade/Elementary School?
When did you learn to program?  College?  High School?  Junior High?  Grade/Elementary School?  Did you learn on the same ...
Whats the point?
Whats the point?You work with what youve got.
Whats the point?You work with what youve got.What most people “got” is Windows.
Whats the point?       You work with what youve got.        What most people “got” is Windows.What they “got” is a means t...
inventwithpython.com
Al Sweigart gets it“Im going to give you instructions for installing   Python on Microsoft Windows, not because   thats my...
Look around the room.We aint getting any younger.We need fresh faces, new blood, younger bodies.We need to catch em while ...
Look around the room.We aint getting any younger.We need fresh faces, new blood, younger bodies.We need to catch em while ...
So whats next?
NOT THE DEBBIL!
We thank you for your support.
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The Perl community, in general, is resistant to Windows. Yet it is the most prevalent operating system, and we're doing ourselves a disservice by dismissing it outright.

In order to get more people, kids particularly, interested in Perl, we need to embrace Windows, and thank Bill Gates for providing a "gateway drug" that can lead to future Perl developers.

Lightning talk given at PPW 2011, and YAPC NA 2012

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  1. 1. Yall scare the bejeebus outta me.(especially given whats on the next slide)
  2. 2. A Counter ArgumentYAPC NA 2012, Madison, WIBrian “BBQ” Saulsbbqsauls@gmail.com*.*/bbqsauls
  3. 3. Unqualifications
  4. 4. UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines
  5. 5. UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines ( 4 in the garage, 1 on the closet shelf, all waiting to be recycled )
  6. 6. UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines ( 4 in the garage, 1 on the closet shelf, all waiting to be recycled )I will code in lolcat as long as it keep me out of the restaurant business
  7. 7. UnqualificationsI own 5 (five) Windows machines ( 4 in the garage, 1 on the closet shelf, all waiting to be recycled )I will code in lolcat as long as it keep me out of the restaurant businessI have my own logo
  8. 8. Heresy!(Why Windows?)
  9. 9. Heresy! (Why Windows?)YAPC NA 2011 ActiveState mentioned Disdain and shunshine for everyone!
  10. 10. Heresy! (Why Windows?)YAPC NA 2011 ActiveState mentioned Dissonance and shunshine for everyone!PPW 2011 Gphat mentioned Windows and .NET MORE Disdain and shunsine!
  11. 11. When did you learn to program?
  12. 12. When did you learn to program? College?
  13. 13. When did you learn to program? College? High School?
  14. 14. When did you learn to program? College? High School? Junior High?
  15. 15. When did you learn to program? College? High School? Junior High? Grade/Elementary School?
  16. 16. When did you learn to program? College? High School? Junior High? Grade/Elementary School? Did you learn on the same type of machine you use now?
  17. 17. Whats the point?
  18. 18. Whats the point?You work with what youve got.
  19. 19. Whats the point?You work with what youve got.What most people “got” is Windows.
  20. 20. Whats the point? You work with what youve got. What most people “got” is Windows.What they “got” is a means to learn Python, Node.js, Java, etc.What they “got” is a way to program in a language that has practical application in the real world.(They arent looking to generate D&D character sheets, and they arent peeking and pokeing as a way to make more Ogre tiles for GEV.)
  21. 21. inventwithpython.com
  22. 22. Al Sweigart gets it“Im going to give you instructions for installing Python on Microsoft Windows, not because thats my favorite operating system but because chances are thats the operating system that your computer is running.”http://inventwithpython.com/chapter1.html
  23. 23. Look around the room.We aint getting any younger.We need fresh faces, new blood, younger bodies.We need to catch em while theyre young, impressionable, and eager to learn.We need to get them to drink the Flavor Aid.
  24. 24. Look around the room.We aint getting any younger.We need fresh faces, new blood, younger bodies.We need to catch em while theyre young, impressionable, and eager to learn.We need to get them to drink the Flavor Aid.But theyre using Windows
  25. 25. So whats next?
  26. 26. NOT THE DEBBIL!
  27. 27. We thank you for your support.

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