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The Perl Conference - formerly known as YAPC::EU - is 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 enthusiasm of fellow programmers in the Perl (5) and Perl 6 programming languages.

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a Selfie for a Free Ticket to the Perl Conference in Amsterdam

This weekend at FOSDEM Theo van Hoessel will hand out t-shirts of the Perl Conference in Amsterdam at the end of every presentation. The lucky ones who receive the t-shirts will receive the instructions to make an original selfie whilst wearing the t-shirt. They then have to post the selfie on the event page or on their own page whilst tagging our Facebook page or on Twitter using the hastag #TPCiA. The one with the most funny, original, enthusiastic or creative pose and selfie will win a three-day-ticket to The Perl Conference in Amsterdam! We will announce who the winner is on the 14th of February. Seems fitting since it’s all about love for Perl.



Great news! As of today the Perl Conference has its own Facebook page, event page and Twitter. You can find the Facebook page when you search for the Perl Conference on Facebook. When you search for the Perl Conference in Amsterdam on Facebook you will find the event page. You can also find the event when you click on ‘events’ on our Facebook page of course. Do not forget to like us and click on ‘interested’ or ‘going’ on the event page! Our Twitter account is @TPCiA. Make sure to follow us! Since we have only just started with social media we do not have a lot of followers yet so make sure you spread the word amongst your friends, family, acquaintances and fellow Perl lovers. FOSDEM this weekend is a great opportunity to do so.

Facebook Event:​/1466398300089250
Twitter: #TPCiA

Your lightning talk?

The schedule is nearing completion, so we can no longer accept regular talks, but we still welcome lightning talks!

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.”

Ruth Holloway

Ruth Holloway

Ruth is currently a Perl Developer at cPanel in Houston

“She spent a lot of her career (so far) serving the technology needs of libraries, and has been a contributor since 2008 to the Koha open source library automation suite.”


Find your ticket below ...


You are never to old to learn Perl
We really like it when students learn new things about Perl and Perl6. So we decided to make it extra affordable for you to join.
  • 3 DAYS
  • -
  • Conference Party
  • T-Shirt


Come and join us
Coming to the Perl Conference in Amsterdam is what you want because you love Perl.
  • 3 DAYS
  • Pre-Social
  • Conference Party
  • T-Shirt
  • ALL


Your Community
Meet the people that make Perl so great! Your main-track is at the hall-way and the schedule depends on who offers you a drink
  • 3 DAYS
  • Pre-Social
  • Conference Party
  • Hoody
  • ALL


The Company pays the bills
You are one of the lucky few that gets the opportunity from your boss to go to the conference?
  • 3 DAYS
  • Pre-Social
  • Conference Party
  • T-Shirt
  • ALL

There are more options for buying a ticket. We offer 1-Day tickets and more price ranges for those that want to support the conference in a very generous and apreciated way.

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@theperlconference​.amsterdam for information about how you can help this Perl conference to be affordable for everyone.

If you want to do the Perl community - and yourself a great favour, then check out the various options we offer. Pick and choose to to match your budget. We are sure you can find a great combination and get the best deals!

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 …

Schedule all the things!

As long as my scripts kept my web forum free from spam, Perl made me happy. Who cares what all those sigils mean?

Let's make the Perl Conference in Amsterdam GREAT together!