Perl Maven courses
Since I finished my latest big contract in July, I was trying to figure out how to earn a living with more teaching and more writing. By creating valuable content.
I read quite a lot of blogs about business and blogging, and arrived to the conclusion, that I need to separate the technical content of my blog from the other, community related writings.
I think I managed to build quite a good reputation being a Perl trainer here in Israel, and I had a few very successful classes in other countries as well.
Those classes in other countries were mostly filled by luck and the help of some very nice local Perl Mongers. I never invested enough thought on how to drive those training classes to be more regular.
If I think about it, most people in the Perl community are not even aware of my existence, let alone, that I am offering Perl training classes around the world.
So I decided I'll setup a separate domain, move all the Perl related technical content there (with the appropriate redirection) and build that site into the number one source for learning Perl.
I even stopped writing my Perl tutorial as I thought I'll re-launch it on the new site.
In the meantime, a month ago, Mithaldu started to rant about the sad state of the Perl tutorials that prompted a few blog posts, including one from Dave Cross, who analyzed the top 10 hits for the phrase perl tutorial.
I was happy to note that he found mine worth sharing with others. I had to use this opportunity to restart the writing of my Perl tutorial.
Since then I wrote 15 episodes for the Perl tutorial and 6 other posts.
So what is Perl Maven?
According to the source of all truth a maven is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others.
I love this!
I am going to call my new site Perl Maven. Don't click yet!
I still have not managed to build the site.
Now you can go back and sign up to either of the online video courses.
Published on 2011-11-28 by Gabor Szabo