Introduction to Perl, Part One

Perl is a powerful and versatile programming language that can be used for a wide variety of programming tasks, including, but not limited to, text/data processing, system administration, and Web applications. Combing elements of C, Unix shell scripting languages, as well as text-processing utilities such as sed and awk, Perl can be used for both large scale projects and for small applications. Some experience in a command line environment (e.g. Unix) is helpful, but the basics of Perl are simpler than those of other languages making it accessible to a new programmer. Attending our Introduction to Linux tutorial or equivalent background is recommended. Please remember to sign up for all four sessions to complete the tutorial.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Timothy Kohl, IS&T Desktop Services
Monday, June 2, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)