Atlanta, GA – June 2, 2005 – Big Nerd Ranch Announces a Perl of a Bootcamp
October 3-7, 2005

Big Nerd Ranch is excited to introduce the newest offering in its line-up
of Bootcamps, Perl Bootcamp, with Andy Lester as instructor. Mr. Lester is
a well-known speaker and writer whose expertise in Perl programming is a
perfect match with Big Nerd Ranch’s commitment to excellence in
instruction. He has an extensive background in a number of programming
languages and is a regular contributor to “The Perl Journal” and “Perl
Review.” He has brought his expertise into creating a class specifically
designed to throw open the doors of Perl programming to those curious about
what it has to offer and to those who want to work smarter, not harder.

Mr. Lester quipped, “The people I see benefiting from Perl Bootcamp are
programmers shackled in shops where Java and C++ are just ‘The Way Things
Are Done.’ These programmers want to find a better, easier way to work on
problems, without the intellectual overhead of the straightjackets that
Java/C++ enforces.”

The class goes from zero to database-backed web applications in less
than a week. Topics include:

-Data types
-Flow control
-Regular expressions
-Encapsulating code
-Creating your own modules
-Interacting with databases
-Reading and writing XML documents

Aaron Hillegass, founder of the Big Nerd Ranch, gave an enthusiastic
endorsement of the newest addition to the Big Nerd Ranch Bootcamps. “Perl
provides a sophisticated backbone to the framework of our courses. All of
our bootcamps provide key skills to programmers who are looking to expand
their knowledge base, but Perl can provide the key to tie them together,
helping our students develop sophisticated applications and bring their
projects to greater levels than they previously dreamed possible. Having
Andy Lester as an instructor is the lagniappe. His insight, experience and
charisma fit perfectly with the vision we have for the Big Nerd Ranch’s
quest for excellence.”

For the complete syllabus, please visit

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac
OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of
$3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour
lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students
are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input
from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information,
call 678-595-6773 or visit