Welcome to The Perl Conference

We invite you to participate in The Perl Conference, which will take place in August 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. These meetings were formerly known as YAPC::EU, the yearly meeting of Perl Mongers in Europe.

The Perl conferences started off as grassroots user meetings, with discussions among Perl Mongers, and has grown from there. The focus is on enjoying the ideas of others, discovering new concepts, and feeling the enthousiasm of fellow programmers in the Perl (5) and Perl 6 programming languages.

This years' theme is: High-end Perl. We are open for contributions: sponsors and potential speakers, please continue reading this page.
And note our Call for Papers!

News overview

This is where news will appear - if and when there is news!

Our keynote speakers

Larry Wall

Larry Wall

The Father of Perl & Perl 6

“The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.”

Damian Conway

Damian Conway

Insane Regular Expressions

“Programming is a Dark Art, and it always will be. The programmer is fighting against the two most destructive forces in the universe: entropy and human stupidity. These are not things you can overcome with a 'methodology' or on a schedule.”

Mystery Guest
Don't you love surprises … ?

Soon, our main sponsor will let you know who will be the third speaker in this row. Some interesting names have passed by, you won't be disapointed!

Sponsors make for a better conference

We already have contracted a few large sponsors, but are still in need of contributions of various sizes. Companies, please show our community that you appreciate its existence - that you also benefit from.

Contact sponsors@perlconference.amsterdam for information about how you can help this Perl conference to be affordable for everyone.

Our venue: B.Amsterdam Our venue: B.Amsterdam

A city in a building

With its 40,000 square meters of combined office space, B.Amsterdam is the biggest startup ecosystem in Europe. Vacant office buildings were redeveloped as a creative working space for innovation, education, and growth: affordable space in a dynamic environment.

B.Amsterdam is very close to Schiphol Airport (10 minutes by car) and very close to Amsterdam city center (20 minutes by bike).


Johan Huizingalaan 763a

1066 VH Amsterdam


Meet the people that make this Perl Event happen …

“from 'send-a-newbie' to organising the Perl Conference in Amsterdam and more...”

“It was about time that the conference would come back to Amsterdam”

“Making sure that the world knows about Perl and Perl-6
and everything else!”