I’d better catch up. On Monday afternoon I was signed up for “MJD’s”:http://www.plover.com/ Higher Order Perl class. This was a very useful class, but wound up being stuff I’ve already heard/read. During the break I jumped over and caught the last amazing half of Damians’ amazing Vim class. This one had some great tools I hadn’t seen before, and is just another reason that your company should look at hiring him in for training. Even if your company doesn’t even want to think about Perl, that was one of the most useful presentation’s I’ve seen.
As for MJD’s class. I really must say the content was extremely good, and his style of presentation is very nice, but it was exactly stuff I’d seen before, and what I’d read in his most excellent Higher Order Perl book. If you want to really change your view of what Perl is, or if you are a Lisp/Scheme/other functional programmer and want to see how Perl can work for you, check this book out.