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Modern Perl: Not Your Grandfather's Line-Noise

If you think Perl is just for ad hoc text parsing, incomprehensible one-line shell commands, awful legacy CGI scripts, and weird executable punctuation sequences, then do we have a surprise for you.

Modern Perl is a powerful, clean, multiparadigm programming language with the an unparalleled testing culture, the world's most advanced OO model (yes, really), strong support for functional programming, the most powerful regex engine on the planet, and better Unicode support than whatever else you're using now.

In this presentation, Damian will explain and demonstrate some of the remarkable new features of modern Perl and show you why you might want to see past the dollar signs, and take another look at the language you've always loved to hate.