Hurricane Electric Presents Randal L. Schwartz and the "Learning Perl" Seminar
Fremont, California - October 4, 2004 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, will host a two part series on Perl Programming. The first seminar in the series, "Learning Perl," being held on October 30, 2004, is geared towards beginners and will touch on introductory Perl Programming.

Randal L. Schwartz, twenty-year veteran of the software industry and renowned O'Reilly author of numerous books including Learning Perl and Programming Perl, will lead the comprehensive seminar, which will expose participants to the most important parts of Perl, those items that are needed to accomplish many common tasks, and lay the groundwork for a more advanced study of the language on November 20, 2004 during "Intermediate Perl," the second seminar in this series.

"This is an excellent opportunity to learn a general-purpose programming language that is widely used in web development, Internet services, mail filtering, and systems administration from a seasoned expert in the field," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president. "We are excited to secure Randal L. Schwartz for this seminar."

Seminar participants will receive a free month of colocation at Hurricane Electric's Fremont facility for their participation in the seminar. They will also receive a free copy of Randal L. Schwartz's popular O'Reilly Nutshell book, Learning Perl, and a current edition of the Linux Journal Magazine.

"Learning Perl," will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2004, in Fremont, CA, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Hurricane Electric. The cost of the seminar is $199. Space is limited, so register early. To register for "Learning Perl," complete the form located at or call 510-580- 4141.

Existing Hurricane Electric customers will receive a 50% discount on the seminar. Discounted group rates are also available.

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About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC48s and Gigabit Ethernet. Check out to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.

About the Presenter
Randal L. Schwartz is a two-decade veteran of the software industry -- skilled in software design, system administration, security, technical writing, and training. He has coauthored numerous Perl books including Programming Perl, and Learning Perl, and writes regular columns for various magazines including WebTechniques, and SysAdmin magazines. He's also a frequent contributor to the Perl newsgroups and the "Perl Monastery" community (, and has moderated comp.lang.perl.announce since its inception. Randal's desire to give back to the Perl community inspired him to help create and provide initial funding for The Perl Institute. He is also a founding board member of the Perl Mongers (, the worldwide Perl grassroots advocacy organization. Since 1985, Randal has owned and operated Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. which specializes in Perl training, Unix consulting, technical writing, security consulting, and video production. For more information, go to

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