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The Perl Community

  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 <ul><li>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/ </li></ul>
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