FOSDEM 2024 Call for Participation

The Perl and Raku Foundation is thrilled to announce that the FOSDEM organising team has accepted our proposal to set up a DevRoom on Saturday, February 3rd 2024. It has been quite a few years since the last Perl DevRoom at FOSDEM. Historically, they have always been well attended and packed.

Time for an Update

Since last time, a lot has happened, and TPRF is excited to help create this venue for sharing news with developers from Europe and across the globe. Many FOSDEM visitors have a background using Perl, but may have missed out on recent developments. Larry Wall himself was a guest speaker at FOSDEM in 2015 to announce Perl 6, which was later renamed to Raku. Much has happened since then, and there is lots to share!


TPRF would like to offer contributors to Perl, Raku, their ecosystems and modules, or any other FOSS projects the opportunity to participate at this exciting annual event in Brussels. The TPRF-FOSDEM organisers are specifically looking for anyone with a compelling story to share about their Open Source project that has a strong background in Raku or Perl.

Do you have something fascinating or new to share with the Perl and Raku communities?

Then do not hesitate to submit your presentation proposal. Visit the FOSDEM 2024 Pretalx website and fill in the form. There is a limited availability for speakers to give a 20 minute engaging presentation.

Deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2023.


FOSDEM is a two day, free event for software developers to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at this annual event in Brussels.

FOSDEM 2024 will take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2024. It will be an in-person event at the ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.

FOSDEM 2024 website

About The Perl and Raku Foundation

TPRF is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl and Raku programming languages, through open discussions, collaboration, design, and code. The Perl and Raku Foundation's desire is to build a strong, healthy and sustainable language ecosystem and community. The TPRF grant programs help fund development of open source projects to benefit Perl, Raku and the broader community. The foundation helps to sponsor many events, worldwide, each year. Open source development depends on events like FOSDEM, which allow developers to come together in person and share ideas, code, and have fun.

The Perl and Raku Foundation website

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