Hurricane Electric Presents Randal L. Schwartz and the "Intermediate Perl" Seminar
Fremont, California - November 1, 2004 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, will host "Intermediate Perl," the second seminar in a two part series on Perl Programming. "Intermediate Perl," being held on November 20, 2004, will pick up where "Learning Perl," the first seminar in the series, left off and will focus on a more advanced study of Perl.

Randal L. Schwartz, twenty-year veteran of the software industry and renowned O'Reilly author of numerous books including Learning Perl and Programming Perl, is returning after successfully leading "Learning Perl" last month. Schwartz will lead another comprehensive seminar, this time focusing on a more advanced study of Perl. "Intermediate Perl" is designed for people who have completed the "Learning Perl" seminar or those who have a good background in the basics of Perl. The seminar will cover advanced data structures in Perl, which will help participants identify the appropriate data structure that can greatly simplify development and maintenance of programs. It will also show participants how to keep their Perl program running smoothly even when it must grow past the 100-lines- of-code barrier.

"Perl has become very popular for programming; it is the language of choice in web development. This is seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn more advanced Perl programming or sharpen your Perl. And, who better to learn Perl from than Schwartz," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president.

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 Alpaca book, Learning Perl Objectives, References and Modules, and a current edition of the Linux Journal Magazine.

"Intermediate Perl," will be held on Saturday, November 20, 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 "Intermediate Perl," complete the form located or call 510-580-4141.

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

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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