Archive for the ‘Perl Mongers’ Category

Oslo Perl Mongers Rock

So I tweeted this message during the journey home from Frankfurt (and the wonder that was this year’s YAPC::Europe::2012) yesterday, and I couldn’t have been more sincere. OSLO PERL MONGERS ROCK So what prompted this outburst? Send-A-Newbie Funds One of the messages I gave during my Lightning Talk on Announcements at YAPC Europe this year [...]

Perl ‘Local’ Community Calendar

Last week there was a small discussion on Twitter about the Perl Review Community Calendar about adding events to this resource, thankfully brian d foy has made it a trivial matter to commit to this resource and you can get a commit bit from him or Renée Bäcker to do this. During the discussion we [...]

NWE.PM: The Shape of 2012

This year the North West England Perl Mongers will once again ‘mix it up’ and attempt to find a comfortable balance for our rather widespread and diverse group. We have decided to have a regular location and format to the meetings in order to bring some stability and try to grow the membership. So for [...]


North West England Hackday 3 Saturday 3rd December was the North West England annual hackday held at the Shadowcat offices in Lancaster once again (for those of you who didn’t know – or just guess – we have been the proud hosts of all three hackdays thus far). This year the plan was to hack [...]

San Francisco Perl Mongers

“If you’re going to San Francisco…” Make sure you tell the local Perl Mongers you’ll be there… Okay so not really fitting with the song, but almost. So Ingy, t0m, Rafl and I were all attending the Google Summer of Code Mentor’s meeting on the weekend of the 22nd-23rd October and while we were here [...]


This year’s YAPC::Brasil is being held in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro in the Centro de Convenções Flex Center from Friday 4th November to Sunday 6th November 2011. The schedule for Friday will feature a 1 day course by the guest speaker brian d foy who will be teaching “Effective Perl Programming”. The [...]

Vive Les Mongueurs de Perl

Perl QA Hackathon 2012 Once again I have to thank the laws determining large numbers and the interaction of societies[1] for Les Mongueurs de Perl those wonderful French Perl Mongers. Once again they have taken up a baton that was in the way of being passed and will be hosting the QA Hackathon for 2012.[2] [...]

Do what thou wilt…

(Caution this post may contain personal opinion, emotional choice and some casually rambling rhetoric, a longer version can be found at I was asked, online in Twitter(1) by a friend (@techpractical is their  twitter ident) if I would support their efforts to form a @techpractical had decided that Perl needed a specific group [...]


La-La-Latvia For those who weren’t aware (perhaps they were living in a cave or relying on certain websites to update their conference details) this year’s YAPC::EU will be held in the historic Eastern European city of Riga in Latvia, August 15th-17th. Our hosts will be the highly respected wunderkinds of and the excellent DeepText [...]

Extended Families

QA Hackathon, Day Two The second day of the Hackathon proved to be a thoughtful exercise for me. The conversations and interviews I was conducting, or engaged in, tended to evolve into discussions on the nature of community with a particular focus on the larger Perl world. Before I continue to discuss these there are [...]