Italy: a Perl success story

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Italy: a Perl success story

  1. 1. Italy: a Perl success story by Michele Beltrame - [email_address] or How we built a nice community
  2. 2. 2000: Venezia.pm
  3. 3. NO MEMBERS (excluding founder)
  4. 4. North-Eastern Italy: 7 million people Perl?
  5. 5. 2001: Nordest.pm First Perl Mongers group in Italy with more than a handful of members
  6. 6. Can you see larsen as an orange dot? First member besides 2 founders (me and dree )
  7. 7. TASK 1 Convince mongers to travel for 100+ kilometers to hook up
  8. 9. Enough for 30 kilometers
  9. 10. +
  10. 11. Enough for 60 kilometers
  11. 12. + +
  12. 13. People started to hook up
  13. 14. Firenze.pm Pisa.pm Roma.pm Torino.pm
  14. 15. TASK 2 Build the online community
  15. 16. #nordest.pm => #perl.it A great place to spend your day and avoid working
  16. 17. www.perl.it
  17. 18. Main Italian Perl-related web site Articles Documentation Events pod2it – translation of basic documentation Mailing lists + Community
  18. 19. TASK 3 Organize Perl-related events
  19. 20. Pisa.pm 1 st Italian Perl Workshop in July 2004 Attendance: 40
  20. 21. In Pisa they had something Nordest.pm lacked
  21. 22. handy international airport
  22. 23. Bepi , dakkar , nids , peppe + other folks who are actually able to organize an event (and are brave enough to do it)
  23. 24. If you can't beat them, join them
  24. 25. 2 nd Italian Perl Workshop in June 2005 Attendance: 40
  25. 26. 3 rd Italian Perl Workshop in June 2006 Attendance: 50
  26. 27. 4 th Italian Perl Workshop in September 2008 Attendance: 120 2 conference tracks for 2 full days speakers from all across Europe free coffee and Italian pastries 20+ sponsors job recruitment sessions people had a great time
  27. 28. TODO (TASK 4) Propose as a venue for YAPC::EU 2010
  28. 29. It will likely be Pisa
  29. 30. In the meantime...
  30. 31. 5 th Italian Perl Workshop Sometime in late Summer 2009 A great time of the year to visit Italy
  31. 32. GRAZIE

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