Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Perl6 as a First Language

So far most presentations of Perl 6 I have seen are addressed to people that already know Perl and that are pretty advanced programmers. I want to learn Perl 6 myself, and I also want to create material that can be used to raise passion for the language when it's used as a first(ish) language. So I have convinced my daughters to create a study group where I will prepare materials and follow a project-based and design-thinking approach to learn Perl 6. My intention is also to find the way towards a more gender-balanced, inclusive community and test new ways of learning computer programs by eating my own dog food (as presented in other conferences).

During the talk, which will be a dialogue, and maybe staged as a play, we will present our experience, what we have learned from it, what we haven't learned from it (hope Perl 6 is not in this category) and how others might benefit from it. I am uploading the material to, where you can see it's still a work in progress.


The Merelo Family