Managing Your Resume With Perl

Brian Katzung
Kappa Computer Solutions, LLC

Tuesday, May 27th 2003, 7:00-9:00pm
** Room Location Changed **
Building OCC, Room 128 C & D


Managing your resume can be a lot of work. For example:

  • Resume experts often suggest that you customize not only your cover letter but your resume as well to target specific job categories.
  • A "functional" resume that groups experience by job function may present a clearer picture to your reader than a chronological resume if relevant experience is scattered over time, but it can also be harder to update.
  • Different contexts may call for a "scannable" text version of your resume, a Microsoft Word-formatted version, an HTML version for your web site, and maybe others, such as PDF.

    Brian Katzung presents tools he developed to help manage these types of issues while only having to maintain a single XML-like resume master file (similar to an HTML web page).

    Speaker Bio

    Brian Katzung is President and co-founder of Kappa Computer Solutions, LLC. He has been providing UNIX-based consulting services and custom software ever since loading mini-UNIX on a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11/34 mini-computer over 25 years ago.

    He is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and received a BS degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.

    He began programming in Perl in 1992 and has used it for everything from quick one-liners to large, enterprise-critical data interchange and infrastructure monitoring applications.

    He also hates to maintain multiple versions of related documents if he can program a computer to do it for him.

    Getting to the meeting

    The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, May 27th, 2003, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128 C & D.

            College of DuPage
            Building OCC, Rm. 128 C & D
            Fawell Boulevard and Lambert Rd.
            Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
    Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128(C & D) which is towards the southwest quadrant of the building.

    All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of charge.

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