Perl 6 lives!

So Perl 6 has been officially released.

By Christmas.

Just as I always promised (...for, ahem, so many years in a row ;-)

And now that we've arrived at this joyous and long-anticipated day,
now that we officially have this extraordinary and beautiful language
at our disposal, now that the project that has consumed half of my
own professional life has finally reached its first great milestone
...what can I say?

I could perhaps reflect on the long, often lonel…

A big week in Oslo

Next week I will be returning once again to beautiful Oslo, for a visit brim-full of all things Perlish.

For a start, I'm running two public classes on Wednesday March 4 and Thursday March 5,
in conjunction with Oslo.pm and Redpill Linpro.

On Wednesday, I'll be teaching the follow-up to my Perl Best Practices class (which we ran in Oslo several years ago). In this new course, Perl Even-Better Practices, I'm revisiting the guidelines that I fi…

Another event in Oslo

I mentioned previously that we were aiming to organize a second free public talk in Oslo. And I can now confirm that, in addition to my talk next Wednesday night, I will now also be speaking at the University of Oslo, on Friday March 28, from 1615 to 1800.

I will be presenting an entirely new talk on Perl 6, entitled: A Programming Language for Computer Scientists (And Other Crazy People).

Although there with be a definite CS slant to the talk, i…

Le sexe et la violence en Suisse

We've just added another public event to my current European speaking tour.

On the evening of Tuesday April 1 (yeah, I know), I'll be speaking in Morges, near Lausanne, giving an updated version of my presentation: Sex and Violence: Social and Technical Lessons from the Perl 6 Project

The talk is free and open to anyone interested in project management, language design, or other related forms of sadomasochism.

While I'm in Lausanne, I'll also be offering two public…

What goes around, comes around

A thousand years ago, Viking raiders poured out of the frozen North to terrify and oppress my poor Celtic ancestors. But now it's our turn! That's right: once again, I'm returning to Oslo to spread mayhem, fear, and Perl (and not necessarily in that order!)

On Monday 24 March, I'm running a public class on behalf of Oslo.pm at Redpill-Linpro. I'll be teaching my Perl Masterclass, exploring advanced programming techniques for more experienced Perl programmers. I'm really pleased, because I don't ofte…