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.
I didn't see this coming. While I was in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago, Wendy noted that 1997 and 2017 end in the same digit (as does 1967). I don't think we've ever bothered to celebrate an anniversary. I went to check on the date. I registered pm.org on August 22, 1997, which I think makes August 21 the birthday. That was the last day of that conference.
We'll have to do something special guess.
I know that NY.pm will have its anniversary this year, and there my be some other groups. London.pm, when did you start? I think Boston and Seattle was in there very quickly. Who else?