Re: [Nolug] New Orleans Perl Mongers

From: Dennis Bourn <>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:33:35 +0000
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I use pearl for screen scraping data from the web and interacting with MySQL databases. I really just hack it together from samples I find here and there.
In the Oil/Gas sector I used it to automate downloading well logs over a large area, and used it to correlate IHS production data with Louisiana DNR (sonris) well information.
It also has some pretty cool libraries for making Excel worksheets, when I had a project to make the same worksheet and chart for over 100 different fields I turned to perl and knocked it out pretty quickly.
Overall It's worked well for me, turning weeks of work into a couple hours.

Dennis Bourn

On Dec 31, 2014, at 8:45 AM, "B. Estrade" <<>> wrote:

I sent an email out a few weeks ago detailing the revival of NOPM, at least virtually (email and mailing list). I received no replies and was unsure it even got distributed since I didn't saw it come through on my end. Please pardon this message if you *did* see it already.

One question I had is, how widespread is Perl use by people on this list?

Thank you,


If you are the least bit interested in Perl in New Orleans, the first step is to sign up to the mailing list.

I have reclaimed the list, which has been defunct for some time now. I have also reclaimed the domain name, and I will be having a fairly static website up in the next day.

As far as me, I am from New Orleans and spent about 5 years in Baton Rouge working for LSU HPC. I currently reside in Houston working for cPanel, Inc as a Perl developer. I am fairly active in the group. However, I want to do what I can to rekindle a Perl user group in New Orleans, a group I helped (re?)launch in the early 2000s.

The vision I have for this list and group is very loosely defined in my head. I see it more as a virtual support and Perl advocacy community than one planted firmly in meatspace.

However, if there begins to be interest in having face to face meetings, I am happy to appoint someone in New Orleans to begin holding them.

Once the rush to join the email list is over <grin>, I will begin feeling out what format will be best based on feedback from those who are involved.

Please pass this information on to anyone you think might be be interested.

Thank you!

Brett Estrade
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