Since its inception in 1998, the London Perl Mongers hold regular social, technical meetings and hackdays about the Perl programming language and related topics. The technical meetings are a chance to find out what has been going on in the Perl community, what techniques people are using and how Perl integrates with other software.
Last night saw the 2nd Perl Mongers tech meet-up of the year, hosted by CV-Library at their offices in Vauxhall. Perl enthusiasts old and new came together for a night of all things Perl which included talks from Colin Newell ‘Recommending Crypto 1’, Lance Wicks on Mob programming the CPAN Pull Request Challenge, Jérôme Étévé – ‘Program the future with Schedule::Longsteps’ and John Davies – “DNS for speed and security”.
These excellent talks were followed by a highly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyable talk from Keynote Speaker brian d foy, presenting his PrettyDump module, a data dumper for Perl 6 along with the interesting Perl 6 features in its implementation. Brian started working on this as a way to create quick data dumps for learning Perl 6 examples but things got a little out of control…
It wouldn’t have been a Perl monger event of course without a few beers, ales and pizza and much discussion about Perl along the way, and overall it was a successful event and a great turnout from Perl fans old and new.
London Perl Mongers also have regular informal social meet-ups every month, to discuss Perl and (un)related matters. Find out more about future meet ups here.
We love to be involved with the various technology events and meetups in London, as they are excellent places to network and celebrate all sorts of technologies, skills and languages. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people who have fantastic knowledge and influence within the technology industry!