Perl has been in the public domain for thirty years and 2018 is the thirty-first year, this marks a second generation. So what do we want to show from the first generation and first thirty years? What do the next thirty years of Perl look like? We invite you to think on this as you submit your talks but do not feel constrained by the theme.
The Perl Conference is an open and welcoming community event and as such we welcome submission on any subject. Do not feel imprisoned by a particular language. We welcome talks on other languages and technical matters relating to programming and software development, we also welcome community and infrastructure talks.
About The Perl Conference
The Perl Conference - which in the Perl community is usually referred to as Yet Another Perl Conference Europe (YAPC::EU) - is the annual meeting of Perl Mongers, developers, administrators, technical managers and interested parties in Europe. In 2018 the European Perl Conference will be held at The Studio in Glasgow between 13th-17th August.
YAPC started off as a series of grassroots user meetings, with discussions among Perl Mongers, and has grown from there. The very first OSCON grew out of the original Perl Conference. The focus is on enjoying the ideas of others, discovering new concepts, and feeling the enthusiasm of fellow programmers. Although our conference is devoted primarily to the Perl 5 and Perl 6 programming languages we appreciate and value discussions and submissions from other languages and technical disciplines.
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11/10/17 A Whole Day Perl 6 Tutorial for 2018
It is a great pleasure to announce that Jeff Goff will be giving a whole days tutorial on Perl 6 for the Perl Conference in Glasgow in 2018.
About the CourseStarting from one-liners like 'Hello, world!' Jeffrey explores all of the programming styles that Perl 6 has on offer, from basic procedural programming to object-oriented style, aspect-oriented, functional programming, and even logic programming. From the basics of sigils (the signs that so many scratch their heads over) and context, you'll banish lazy evaluation, march through infinite lists, and stalk the wild hyperoperators. Jeffrey introduces simple variables and user I/O by way of a guessing game.
After discussing variables and how they're affected by the context they're used in, Jeffrey delves into what's traditionally been the core of Perl: regular expressions. Starting with some simple matching tasks, Jeffrey explains how to parse what even Perl 5 regular expressions can't tackle with a custom grammar. This custom grammar helps teach you object orientation and aspect-oriented programming. You'll then build an interpreter with the help of some hyperoperators and use Perl 6 roles to construct both an interpreter and assembler inside Perl 6.
Jeffrey also discusses the community surrounding the language, how to find other programmers, and how to find and share your Perl 6 code.
You'll walk out of the tutorial with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Perl 6 and an exposure to what lies beyond the world of basic scripting.
If you've heard about earlier seminars, please note this will have updated content, including sections on concurrency and parallel execution. The author keeps the content up-to-date and relevant to the ever-growing Perl 6 ecosystem.
RequirementsMaterials or downloads needed in advance: Attendees should bring a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM and a working Perl 6 installation from either Docker (recommended for Mac or Linux), Rakudobrew (recommended on Linux, and what the instructor uses inside his VM), or the MSI installer on Windows.
About JeffJeff Goff is a well respected and recognisable member of the Perl and Perl 6 communities. He has been programming Perl for more years than he cares to admit and is employed as a senior perl developer at Good Data in the Czech Republic. Jeff is a contributor to the Perl 6 community and to Rakudo Perl. He has published a number of modules in both Perl 5 and Perl 6 and given numerous training courses in Perl 6 at conferences such as OSCON, FOSDEM, Perl Conference in Amsterdam and as part of O'Reilly Online.
Jeff is known as DrForr on irc and social networks and can regularly be found hanging out on the Perl 6 community web sites and social media groups.
11/10/17 Eligo Sponsors the Perl Conference
It is a great pleasure to welcome Eligo to the sponsors of the Perl Conference in Glasgow for 2018.
Eligo are well known in the European Perl community for their sponsorship of Perl events. They are, however, also widely respected for the efforts of Rick Deller a Perl recruitment specialist at Eligo and community contributor. Rick is the leader of the London Perl Mongers, organiser of the LPM Tech meets, one of the organisers of the London Perl Workshop for 2017 and co-organiser of the Perl Conference in Glasgow.
Aside from providing sponsorship, Eligo will be sponsoring a lot of time from Rick and other staff and will be present at the conference venue helping to run next year's event.
A little bit about Eligo...
We are a niche boutique recruitment consultancy with a team of dedicated Perl Consultants.
We live and breathe our markets. In fact we like to think we are as passionate about the sector as those who work within it.
Because we understand the market shifts, history and challenges, we are able to provide honest and accurate insight into the market in terms of new entrants to the market, company growth, new products, opportunities, candidate availability, salary surveys, industry standards, competitor information etc.
We are able to find you the right person and/or job whether you are looking for-Permanent, Temporary and Fixed Term Contracts
We specialise in and have experience in recruiting Perl Specialists across a wide range of sectors, roles typically include –
- Junior Developers
- Senior Developers
- Lead Developers
- Development Managers
- Head of IT
Whether you are looking for a role or a candidate in the UK, Europe or US, we can help.