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German Perl Workshop in Dresden / May 6th to May 8th 2015
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by Happy-the-monk
on Mar 31, 2015 at 06:49

    This piece of news by Roberto Schäfer just popped up on German language Perl monger mailing lists:

    You programm in Perl or teach the use of Perl? You have new ideas, a great project or a thrilling story to tell about the use of Perl? You want to get to know new ideas and concepts in Perl programming? Then you're right at the German Perl Workshop 2015!

    The German Perl Workshop is the largest German speaking event about Perl. It is the right platform for your idea, your project or your story. In 2015 the German Perl Workshop will take place from May 6th to May 8th at the "Volkshaus" in Dresden. About 130 attendees where at the 2014 workshop.

    We are searching for: Your idea. Your project. Your story. We are looking for challenging presentations for our program. Those might be Lightning Talks 5min), short presentations (20 minutes) or long lectures (40 min). If you search for suggestions for lecture topics, try looking through the FAQ (german).

    Please submit your paper proposals on the website as soon as possible. The official deadline March 31st, but we are still searching for some more presentations!

    The presentations and participants are the heart of our workshop. We are looking forward to seeing you - as a participant and as a speaker. You can also attend the workshop by registering on our website:

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info (at)

    Here's the corresponding German Perl Workshop 6..8 May 2015 Registration open, Call for Papers

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

perl 5.21.10 released
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by AppleFritter
on Mar 20, 2015 at 17:21

    Perl 5.21.10, another development release, came out on March 20th (that's today!). Get it on CPAN or on metaCPAN while it's hot!

    And here's the perldelta as well:

    (This my first time posting a piece of Perl news. If I broke anything, e.g. a link, please /msg me and I'll fix it.)

BrewCity Perlmongers meeting: 2015-Mar-19, 7:00 pm (GMT-0500)
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by MidLifeXis
on Mar 16, 2015 at 13:44

    Miscellaneous Debris by fREW

    The Milwaukee PerlMongers chapter meeting for March is on Thursday the 19th at 7:00 pm, Milwaukkee time. The meeting and presentation will be broadcast on the Brew City Perlmongers G+ page. See the Meetup announcement for more details.


TechWorld article on Perl Use in Fortune 500 companies
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by KurtSchwind
on Mar 12, 2015 at 15:29
Larry Wall in InfoWorld
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by KurtSchwind
on Mar 10, 2015 at 10:48
Perl 6 for Mere Mortals
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by marto
on Mar 05, 2015 at 08:39

    ovid has posted Perl 6 for Mere Mortals (warning, YouTube video):

    "Perl 6 is a great language, but sometimes the enthusiasts talk about the crazy, scary things you can do with it. In this talk, I discuss how easy it is to really use."

Mojolicious 6.0 Released
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by brilant_blue
on Feb 27, 2015 at 01:55
Removing AUTOLOAD from
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by leej
on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:49
DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop 2015 - April 11-12 - Speakers Wanted!
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by awwaiid
on Feb 08, 2015 at 14:05

    Attention Speakers! You are invited to submit talks for the 2015 DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop, which will be held on Saturday April 11 2015, in Silver Spring, MD (same venue as last year).

    As in previous years, by default talks are 20-25 minutes, which we've found is a sweet spot for most topics. We get a great variety -- enough to get a dose of newness and not overwhelm. We also welcome proposals for more tutorial-style talks of around 50 minutes. We'll take the talks and build out a two-track schedule.

    Speakers of all levels are welcome! This regional meetup is great for getting your first taste of giving a community talk, sharing projects or topics that you have experience with, or even doing a first run for a talk you'll be presenting at a larger conference such as YAPC::NA 2015 in Salt Lake City! All Perl-related topics are welcome -- from beginner to advanced, from technical to social.

    No need to submit talks for the Sunday April 12 hackathon -- we'll have more info on that code and learning festival in future updates! And of course -- all are welcome to register for the conference; $25 for early-registration prior to March 1. Free registration for students and the unemployed.

    So head on over to to sign up to speak (or attend)!. If you have any questions, email us (! We'll even be happy to help you tune your topic.

Perl 6 by Christmas 2015, perhaps.
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by marto
on Feb 02, 2015 at 12:37

    "...Larry has announced that the Perl 6 Developers will attempt to make a development release of Version 1.0 of Perl 6.0 in time for his 61st Birthday this year and a Version 1.0 release by Christmas 2015."

    For more details see the following post: Fosdem 2015: It's Christmas!

Bitcoin Perl Modules
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by Favioflamingo
on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:18
    Hello everyone,

    I have written perl wrappers for a bitcoin c library (cbitcoin). I have not posted it to CPAN, but I have packaged it into a debian package. Please take a look.

    So far, you can only create hierarchial deterministics keys and transactions (incl multi-sig).

German Perl Workshop 6..8 May 2015 Registration open, Call for Papers
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by Happy-the-monk
on Jan 28, 2015 at 15:21

    Links in this post lead to mostly German language web sites.
    Translating an email message originally written in German by reneeb:

    Hi Perl mongers,

    By now you will find the web page of the German Perl Workshop 2015 online.

    You may register starting today. It would be preferable not to postpone registration to the very last minute as that would give us extra trouble organising catering etc.

    You may also submit talks, deadline is 15 March 2015. I am looking forward to many fascinating talks, as those a good workshop do make.

    The team of organisers offer this (albeit incomplete) list of wanted topics. Do not hesitate to offer talks on other topics if you prefer. Even non-perl topics may be worth while, (last year we had a Haskell talk). Sometimes we get our best inspirations when we learn something about seemingly unrelated things.

    See a price list with un-changed entry fees that have remained level for many years. The team of organisers have negotiated special conditions at some of the nearby hotels.

    Book your ticket now, submit your talk, and look forward to the German Perl Workshop.

    (reneeb originally)

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Perl back in TIOBE top ten
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by soonix
on Jan 08, 2015 at 10:53
    Just noticed (via german-lnguage publisher heise) that Perl is on rank 9 in TIOBE's January 2015 list.
    Still not #1, but certainly not dead :-)

    Update: I would have included a link to TIOBE if they had permalinks to specific months.

London Perl Hackday
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by davies
on Jan 02, 2015 at 12:44
Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge
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by marto
on Jan 02, 2015 at 07:11

    The text below is taken from the post Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge. Seems like a nice way to encourage involvement:

    "If you join the CPAN pull request challenge, then at the start of each month in 2015 you'll be emailed a (somewhat) randomly selected CPAN distribution. You'll have one month to submit at least one pull request. You don't have to be an experienced Perl programmer, CPAN author, or githubber. The goal is to help others, possibly learn something, and hopefully have a bit of fun."

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