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Some anecdotes and random thoughts drawn from ten years of running Perl training courses.

Some anecdotes and random thoughts drawn from ten years of running Perl training courses.

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  • 1. Perl Training
  • 2. Experiences, Anecdotes and Vague Conclusions
  • 3. Dave Cross [email_address] @perltraining_uk
  • 4. I run Perl training courses
  • 5. Doing so since 2001
  • 6. Sometimes alongside conferences
  • 7. YAPC::Europe UKUUG Conference LPW
  • 8. Internal courses for companies
  • 9. [Names redacted]
  • 10. Growing part of my business
  • 11. Public courses
  • 12. Perl Teach-In UKUUG/O'Reilly
  • 13. Perl Teach-In
  • 14. June 2007
  • 15. Free training course
  • 16. Sponsored by BBC Backstage
  • 17. Not originally my idea
  • 18. Simon Cozens
  • 19. Japan
  • 20. Many Perl jobs in London
  • 21. Not enough experienced programmers
  • 22. One-day advanced level Perl course
  • 23. Turn beginner programmers into experienced programmers
  • 24. 50 places
  • 25. All booked in days
  • 26. (Remember it was free)
  • 27. Very positive feedback
  • 28. ThamesValley.pm
  • 29. Who attended?
  • 30. BBC people
  • 31. A few london.pm people
  • 32. Lots of people I didn't know
  • 33. Marketing success
  • 34. A less successful story
  • 35. July 2008 Public Perl courses in London
  • 36. Five days of training
  • 37. Priced competively
  • 38. Marketing failure
  • 39. Charging money makes a difference
  • 40. Need good contacts
  • 41. Word of mouth is not enough
  • 42. Commercial advertising on Perl Monger mailing lists?
  • 43. Cancelled due to lack of interest
  • 44. Need better marketing
  • 45. UKUUG and O'Reilly
  • 46. February 2009 Two days of courses
  • 47. Central London hotel
  • 48. One day beginners One day advanced
  • 49. Not aimed at the same people
  • 50. Recommend three months experience between courses
  • 51. Marketing needed to make that clearer
  • 52. Twenty places on each day
  • 53. Almost sold out
  • 54. A few london.pm people
  • 55. Lots of people I didn't know
  • 56. University staff
  • 57. Large companies
  • 58. Interesting omission: Internet start-ups
  • 59. UKUUG and O'Reilly were happy
  • 60. Did it again in November
  • 61. This time three days
  • 62. Beginners Intermediate Advanced
  • 63. Now become regular event
  • 64. Now two-day courses
  • 65. mag-sol.com/train/public
  • 66. University of Westminster
  • 67. Evening class in Computer Forensics
  • 68. Computer programming for data munging
  • 69. Invited to give evening class in basic Perl
  • 70. Four hours 6 – 10pm
  • 71. With practical exercises
  • 72. To people with no programming experience
  • 73. Some vague conclusions
  • 74. People are still interested in Perl
  • 75. People still want Perl training
  • 76. Various levels
  • 77. Intermediate and Advanced are most popular
  • 78. Still plenty of Perl jobs in London
  • 79. Maybe look at cross-training
  • 80. Maybe time for another free Teach-in
  • 81. Marketing is important
  • 82. Marketing is hard
  • 83. Magnum Solutions Perl Training in London mag-sol.com/train/public
  • 84.