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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 21, 2011

Larry Wall will be speaking at iHub this Thursday at 5.30pm


The iHub and Skunkworks Foundation are proud to announce that Larry Wall will be at the iHub this Thursday for our 3rd Fireside Chat this year.

Larry earned his bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University in 1976 and is a graduate from UC Berkeley. He joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after he finished graduate school. He is the co-author of Programming Perl (often referred to as the Camel Book), which is the definitive resource for Perl programmers.

Perl is used for graphics programming, system administration, network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other applications. Perl is nicknamed “the Swiss Army chainsaw of programming languages” due to its flexibility and power.

Wall often compares Perl to a natural language and explains his decisions in Perl’s design with linguistic rationale. He also often uses linguistic terms for Perl language constructs, so instead of traditional terms such as “variable”, “function”, and “accessor” he sometimes says “noun”, “verb”, and “topicalizer”.

Join us as we listen to his journey on the creation Perl over 20 years ago. Register here.

#Some PERL souce code

#print see you all on Thursday
$str=”see you all on Thursday”;
print $str;

Date: Thursday 24th February 2011

Time: 5.30pm – 8.30 pm

Venue: iHub

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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