Juan J. Natera
CPAN tour for System Administrators

Juan J. Natera started using Linux in 1999 and soon after, Perl. He is a member of the Los Angeles Perl Mongers, a Perl user's group, and currently works for Ticketmaster Entertainment as a Software Engineer.


Perl's reputation as the Swiss Army Chainsaw is in part due to CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, a repository of Perl code with almost 15000 Perl Modules by thousands of contributors. In this tour of CPAN we will see some of the most useful modules and tools for:

* File management

* Process Management

* File Parsing

* SNMP and Network Client Programming

* Database Programming

We will also see how you can find your next favorite Perl module in CPAN.