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  • 1. The Perl Community
  • 2. Dave Cross [email_address]
  • 3. The Perl Community is a large and complex place
  • 4. Many interesting corners
  • 5. I've been exploring it for over ten years
  • 6. Let me be your guide
  • 7.  
  • 8. But first Some history
  • 9.  
  • 10. Our story begins in the mid 90s
  • 11. The Perl Community is small and disorganised
  • 12.  
  • 13. And largely based around Usenet
  • 14. And a few mailing lists
  • 15. In 1997 O'Reilly organised the first Perl Conference
  • 16.  
  • 17. Many Perl people meet each other face to face for the first time
  • 18. The idea of Perl Mongers is born
  • 19.  
  • 20. The use of the camel image in association with the Pyramids is a trademark of Rameses & Co. Used with permission
  • 21. Over the following years the community grows and diversifies
  • 22. Let's start at the top
  • 23. The Perl Foundation
  • 24.  
  • 25. Awards grants for Perl projects
  • 26. Holds various Perl-related copyrights
  • 27. Run various Perl web sites
  • 28. Runs YAPC
  • 29. Runs YAPC * Not YAPC::Europe
  • 30. www.perlfoundation.org
  • 31. Perl Monks
  • 32.  
  • 33. Perl advice web site
  • 34. Post a Perl question
  • 35. Get a good answer
  • 36. And, often, many bad ones
  • 37. Many Perl experts
  • 38. High quality
  • 39. See also Stack Overflow
  • 40. perlmonks.org
  • 41. Perl Mongers
  • 42.  
  • 43. Perl people in your town
  • 44. And, often, in the pub
  • 45. Social meetings
  • 46. Technical meetings
  • 47. Heretical meetings
  • 48. Emergency meetings
  • 49. Always a good reason for a Perl Mongers meeting
  • 50. pm.org
  • 51. Mailing lists
  • 52.  
  • 53. Hundreds of lists
  • 54. Lists on every topic imaginable
  • 55. advocacy ai beginners bioperl community conference cpan crypto database db developer documentation games graphics internals interntl jobs lingua mac mail misc mod_perl module modules networking newsgroup oop os perl perl6 ports qa science sysadmin tk tools unicode web win32 www x10 xml xp yapc
  • 56. lists.perl.org
  • 57. irc
  • 58.  
  • 59.  
  • 60. Real-time chat
  • 61. Dozens of channels
  • 62. Perl mongers groups
  • 63. Module support
  • 64. Just chat
  • 65. irc.perl.org
  • 66. Blogs
  • 67.  
  • 68. Perl people writing about Perl
  • 69. Dozens of new blogs
  • 70. New blogs starting all the time
  • 71. Why not join in?
  • 72. blogs.perl.org
  • 73. Blog aggregators
  • 74. planet.perl.org perlsphere.net
  • 75. Perl Iron Man
  • 76. ironman.enlightenperl.org
  • 77. Conferences
  • 78.  
  • 79.  
  • 80. Meet Perl people from all over the world
  • 81. And drink with them
  • 82. And discuss Perl with them
  • 83. Keep up to date with the latest Perl technology
  • 84. Learn about cool things people are doing with Perl
  • 85. Share cool things you are doing with Perl
  • 86. Meet old friends
  • 87. Make new friends
  • 88. And drink with them
  • 89. YAPC
  • 90. All over the world
  • 91. yapc.org yapceurope.org
  • 92. OSCON
  • 93. Lots of Open Source technology
  • 94. Grew out of The Perl Conference
  • 95. oscon.com
  • 96. Perl Workshops
  • 97. One-day grass roots Perl conferences
  • 98. Free (or very cheap)
  • 99. All over the world
  • 100. Too many to list
  • 101. theperlreview.com/community_calendar
  • 102. The Perl Community has something for everyone
  • 103. If you want to talk about Perl
  • 104. If you want to hack on Perl projects
  • 105. If you want to learn more about Perl
  • 106. If you want to share your Perl knowledge
  • 107. If you want to drink beer with geeks
  • 108. Please join us
  • 109. It'll be fun
  • 110. Photo Credits
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/yersinia/2051806493/
    • 111. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mildlydiverting/3709279521/
    • 112. http://www.flickr.com/photos/robglover/4164034288/
    • 113. http://www.flickr.com/photos/raidy/3107137510/
    • 114. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcialis/2382306001/
    • 115. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauricedb/2706292588/
    • 116. http://www.flickr.com/photos/spli/3539399413/
    • 117. http://www.flickr.com/photos/deargdoom57/4788356154/
    • 118. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tontoncopt/1251152990/
    • 119. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kijana/1692928369/
    • 120. http://www.flickr.com/photos/valerianasolaris/3626032099/
    • 121. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcusramberg/41551411/
    • 122. http://www.flickr.com/photos/u-suke/2759618296/
  • 123.