Programme

Grant McLean

Senior Developer, Catalyst IT

Grant McLean is a senior developer and trainer with Free Software specialists Catalyst IT. He has developed and contributed to a number of Open Source packages in Perl, Ruby, Python and Javascript. He is active in the Wellington user group community and a somewhat regular speaker at tech meet-ups and conferences.

Catch me at Kohacon20

Day 5: Workshops - Thorndon Room, 9:00-10:25am: Unicode and Perl: There is no escape - Grant McLean

If you’ve ever been frustrated or confused by encoding problems in Perl, this session is for you. We’ll start by building a shared understanding of what Unicode is and how Perl’s functions and modules deal with Unicode data. Then we’ll explore some common pain points and look at tools you can use to deal with them. Areas we’ll explore will include: encoding conversions; importing and exporting data; HTML, XML, and JSON; implications for web servers and databases.

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