Get Yourself In The Perl Companies Database

Vicky Brasseur has started a project on GitHub to collect information about companies that use Perl. I think this could be a huge asset to the Perl community. Just knowing who uses the language is immensely helpful to job seekers, managers, module authors, language maintainers, conference organizers, and entrepreneurs.

The database has already been seeded with information extracted from several years of job postings[1]. So if your company is listed, please make sure the information is correct. And if it's not listed, then feel free to add it. All you have to do is fork, edit the CSV file and make a pull request. You can do it all right in your browser at!

If you have a bit more bandwidth, then consider contributing some code too. I would love to see a web form that makes it easy for folks to add & update data, or some online tools for slicing and filtering and graphing the data. There are lots of really interesting possibilities. And you'll be helping to inform the future evolution of Perl!

Once again, that URL is

[1] Many thanks to brian d foy for providing this data

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I didn't do much to provide the data. It's just the messages to in a Github project. It's the stuff I use to create my yearly posting summary.

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