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My lightning talk from YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga.

My lightning talk from YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga.

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  • The Perl Community - A Modest Proposal
  • Marketing
  • Mark Keating
  • Marketing
  • Why?
  • More Perl Programmers
  • Is this a good idea?
  • Think about it
  • 1995
  • Matt's Script Archive
  • More Perl Programmers
  • More Bad Perl Programmers
  • Is popularity what we really want?
  • Average IQ of a community is inversely proportional to number of members of that community
  • Perl Mongers
  • Monger
  • 1: (UK) A dealer in a specific commodity, normally used in combination “costermonger”
  • 2: A person promoting something undesirable, always used in combination “warmonger”
  • Perl Monks
  • Let's look elsewhere
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  • Perl Masons
  • Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Exclusivity
  • Secret Society
  • Membership by invitation only
  • Larry as Grand Master
  • Secret monthly meetings
  • Arcane knowledge passed on
  • Obscure web sites
  • The Perl Foundation goes underground
  • Acme::Bleach
  • Secret handshake
  • Increased cool factor
  • £€$ (€
  • You know it makes sense
  • Say No to Perl marketing
  • Say Yes to Perl Masons
  • The first rule of Perl Club ...
  • Dave Cross [email_address] @davorg
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