The Toolchain Summit is only possible with support from our sponsors

The Perl Toolchain Summit (PTS) started yesterday (Thursday 11th May) in Lyon, France. 35 dedicated toolchain developers have assembled for four days of intensive discussions and co-working. Not only does a lot get done in these four days, but we send everyone home with longer todo lists, fired up to keep working on them.

The developers come from around the world, and we're only available to do this with the generous support of all of our sponsors. You've seen individual posts for our Platinum and Gold sponsors, but in this post we'd like to tell you about our other sponsors. If you get the chance, please thank them: all Perl developers benefit from this summit.

Silver Sponsors


By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale, and performance required by today’s applications, MongoDB lets innovators deploy apps as big as they can possibly dream. From startups to enterprises, for the modern and the mission-critical, MongoDB is the database for giant ideas. MongoDB has offered a Perl driver since 2009 and is one of the only major next-generation database companies to offer an internally-developed and officially-supported Perl client. MongoDB believes in the Perl community; they regularly host Perl Meetups in their NYC office and send developers to major conferences. MongoDB is free to download or you can try it for free in the cloud with MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service.


SureVoIP® (Suretec Systems Ltd.) is an award-winning Internet Telephony Service Provider supplying Hosted VoIP solutions, SIP trunks, UK inbound numbers, International SIP numbers, a partner program, public API and other related VoIP products and services. Their portal and API are powered by Catalyst and Modern Perl.

Campus Explorer

Campus Explorer is a free service that helps all types of students find the schools which best match their higher education needs. Campus Explorer provides pricing transparency, scholarship information, college rankings as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools.

Bronze sponsors


Atikon are an advertising agency from Linz in Austria who manage marketing campaigns for mainly doctors and tax counsellors. They have an effective on-site relationship that allows them to tailor their unique services.

Perl Services

Perl Services is the contracting company of Renée Bäcker, a CPAN author (RENEEB) since 2004.


OpusVL was founded by Stuart J Mackintosh in 1999 and is a UK-based provider of professional & joined up Open Source business management software, delivering successful outcomes with a predictable & robust process of implementation based on client needs.


Elastic is the company behind the Elasticsearch open source search and analytics engine, along with Logstash, Kibana (which lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data), and Beats (lightweight agents for sending data to Logstash or Elasticsearch).


CAPSiDE is a systems engineering company specialized in technological consulting and professional services, counting with expert engineers about high availability systems, networks, and software developing.


Bytemark is an ISO 27001-certified hosting company based in the UK who operate from a fully-owned data centre in York, alongside a backup site in Manchester. They offer expertly supported cloud, dedicated servers, and managed hosting, and have been operating since 2002.

MetaCPAN and CPAN Cover are both running services for the Perl community on servers donated by Bytemark.


ServerCentral is a managed datacenter services provider offering fully managed cloud, network, and server infrastructure for startups and Fortune 500s worldwide. ServerCentral uses Perl for inventory management, deployment systems, and numerous devops related projects.


Procura serves local government with ICT projects in the Netherlands.


XS4ALL was founded by a group of internet pioneers in 1993. Since then it has grown to become the quality internet service provider for businesses and consumers in the Netherlands. XS4ALL stands for excellent service, secure, high-quality internet services, and social engagement.


Cogendo provides online employee performance appraisal software, which focuses on keeping the process straightforward, while providing powerful real-time analytics and process oversight for HR and managers.

Charlie Gonzalez

Charlie is a Perl developer based in the US, who very generously made a personal donation at the Bronze sponsorship level.

Other sponsors


Oetiker+Partner is a Swiss-based software consultancy that almost exclusively uses open source software. Beyond their customer projects, they have open-sourced a number of their own projects.

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