The 20th Anniversary Perl mongers Shirt

20 years ago this week, we invented Perl mongers. I've revived the original Perl mongers t-shirt for the occasion, with a tweak to denote the years. It's available only through the Kickstarter and I won't produce it again.

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Beginners and Conferences

I've had many ideas for introduce Perl conference beginners into the community. Dom also had some ideas in How to make Perl conferences beginner friendly. Steal what you like, share what works!


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PrettyDump's European Tour

As part of a travel grant from The Perl Foundation, I was able to adjust a trip to visit AmsterdamX.pm, the French Perl Workshop, and London.pm.

20 Years of Perl mongers

It was 20 years ago (almost) that a group of New Yorkers started Perl mongers. I think at the time we were eating something the caterer for The Perl Conference called "California sandwich" that had sprouts and avocado. In 1997, there was a small core of a Perl community that worked on perl, but there was still room for regular user engagement.

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perl.jobs summary for 2016

I have a program that counts the postings to jobs.perl.org, and I used to post the annual stats for it (mostly to the old use.perl I think). It's been running on its own all along and I wasn't thinking about it.

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About brian d foy

user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).