Larry will be speaking at the Reflections/Projections conference that the University of Illinois ACM chapter puts on. Even if you can't make it, there will be a video of the talk available online afterwards. Here's the relevant information. I know there are not very many perlmonks in the area, but if you plan to make it, send me a PM..
Friday, Oct. 3
1404 Siebel Center
ACM Reflections/Projections 2008
It has been said that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades--as long as you count nukes as a kind of hand grenade. But what exactly are you aiming at, and how close is close enough? This talk will be about the past, present, and future of Perl, with a few pointers on how to launch your project, how to steer it while you still can, and when to let it fly off on its own trajectory.
Update: I'm told that there will be an additional Perl 6 tutorial from
Larry Wall, seperate from his Friday night talk. Details are not quite worked out yet (it will probably be Saturday morning), but the topic will be: How Perl 6 defines a completely extensible parser
and uses its own extension mechanisms to parse the various
domain-specific sublanguages that are part of standard Perl 6, such as
quotes, macros, regular expressions, and even its own grammar.