PPW is just one week away.

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop starts just 8 days from today. I've been sweating bullets for quite a while, but things are now falling into place. I'm even at the point where I've stopped worrying about the big things and can put some attention on the little bits of polish.

The talks are going to be awesome. We start out the event on Friday with John Anderson (genehack) teaching PPW's world-famous "From Zero to Perl." Then, Saturday starts out with a great talk from Mark Jason Dominus. We'll have a total of 15 different speakers covering a wide array of …

PPW - October 4,5,6

ppw-color.pngThe Pittsburgh Perl Workshop is rapidly approaching this October 4th, 5th, and 6th. We are now accepting talk proposals, registrations, and sponsorships. Please consider participating today:


TPF Payments Delayed

If you requested a payment from the Perl Foundation recently, you may have noticed a little bit of lag in receiving your check. Or, a very few of you were even unfortunate enough to have received a check and then asked not to cash it. Here's what happened...

Dan's updates for two weeks ending Sept 4, 2011

Last week was a short week for me because I was doing a lot of work up at camp for the Scouts. So here's a two-week update:


  • I've been learning a lot about "Level 2" and "Level 3" credit card transactions.   It turns out that when you start handling corporate and government issue credit cards through your gateway, the rules change.   And, if you don't comply with those rules, you end up paying a lot of money!
  • That prompted me to check into how much money we're paying in transaction fees, and I manage to get the bank to drop those rates for us.   JT Smith has also been checking around with other gateways to try to find us an even better rate.
  • The Perl 5 Core Grant fund now has 5 donors that have set up monthly recurring donations via donor.com.   So far, we've collected about $1,200 from non-corporate donations.

  • Things are really coming together now.  Several sponsors have sent in their money recently, and we now have enough talks to put on an event.  By the time this blog is published, I hope to have the schedule published.

Dan's updates for the week ending August 21, 2011

Here are my updates for TPF, PPW, and Other

About Dan Wright

user-pic I'm the Treasurer for The Perl Foundation. I have also organized Perl events including 5 Pittsburgh Perl Workshops and one YAPC. In my day job, I'm the lead developer for pairNIC.com and I supervise a team of Perl developers.