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