Perl In The Workplace Today (Using Perl/Tk)

Sam McGee

First Options of Chicago, Inc.

Tuesday May 14th 2002 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage Bldg M Rm 147


An introduction to the Perl Tk module, used to build graphical interfaces. The presentation is a line by line exposition of a simple tool built in Perl/Tk. The commentary will explain the Perl code used in the creation of this tool, both the general Perl functions and the Tk objects and methods, briefly touching on Object Oriented Perl (since the Tk module is OO).

Speaker Bio

Sam works for First Options of Chicago, Inc. located in the Chicago Loop. He has been programming since 1980, when he taught himself COBOL while employed at First Federal Savings Bank in Lubbock, TX (as a computer operator). At First Options (as a mainframe COBOL programmer), he was introduced to Sun Solaris. After completing the "Unix, C and C++" certification course at Illinois Institute of Technology, he taught himself Perl and now develops applications in Perl, in Expect, and in shell scripts to aid the Critical Applications and System Health operations staff in interacting with and monitoring of real-time price feed and trading application systems.

Getting to the meeting

The next PerlSIG meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14th, 2002, at the College of DuPage, building M - room 147.

        College of DuPage
        Building M, Rm 147
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to College Rd.
Turn left and look for Lots 11 or 12 on the right side of College Rd.
Walk north to Building M, room 147 is on the north end of the building.

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