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Thursday, June 25 • 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Using RPGs to Fuel My Coding Habit

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I wanted a quicker way to figure out the loot that monsters had. That also turned out to be a good reason to learn how to use a module and understand YAML a bit more.
Once I was able to quickly get loot, what about determining what the kinds of things the players met? It was an ideal excuse to write a dispatch table. Once I had that written I wanted to share it. Instead of trying to figure out how to package it up, I learned how to use the Mojolicious web framework to make it a web app.
Form fillable PDFs make it easy to provide pre-generated characters for players at a gaming convention. What if I could start with a simple YAML file and have a program fill out the PDF for me?
Much of my hobby code I’ve written is to support one of my favorite hobbies, RPGs.
After attending this talk I hope that you will better understand how to:
  • use a module to randomly generate events
  • use a dispatch table instead of nested if structures
  • share a program you wrote that goes from the command line to the web.
  • use your hobbies to improve your skills in other areas of your life
  • sharing your work with a community makes you aware of how you code
Slides available at: https://archive.org/details/using-rpgs-to-fuel-my-code-habit



I've been using Perl since 1996 mostly as a Linux sysadmin in academia. I try to be the best open source advocate I can.

Thursday June 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:20pm EDT
Zoom Channel 1