A Whole Day Perl 6 Tutorial for 2018

11/10/17 12:54 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

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 Course

Starting 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.


Materials 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.

Attendees should be familiar with at least one programming language (C, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, etc.). While object orientation will be discussed, you do not need to be familiar with this beforehand.

About Jeff

Jeff 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.

Eligo Sponsors the Perl Conference

11/10/17 12:22 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

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
  • DevOps
  • Development Managers
  • Head of IT

Whether you are looking for a role or a candidate in the UK, Europe or US, we can help.

Please come to see us at the workshop or get in touch before on 020 8944 4187,, on Twitter via @PerlRick, Eligo technical. Connect with Rick on LinkedIn.

Dave Cross Workshop

09/10/17 09:40 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

The first workshop to accompany the 2018 Conference has just been accepted. Dave Cross, well loved and respected community member and long time Perl trainer from Magnum Solutions, has submitted a half day tutorial on SEO: View Website Tune-Up.

Dave has this to say about the presentation:

'Most of us have web sites. And for most of those web sites, success means getting more visitors [to] visit it. And that means getting better ranking in Google. And that means SEO.

You can spend hours poring over spreadsheets of keywords that you want your web site to rank for. But there's another side to SEO. There are a number of relatively simple tweaks you can make to your site in order to make it more attractive to Google. Over the course of three hours, we will cover some of these.'

This is an event that will appeal to: people outside of the Perl community; any developer who wishes to understand how SEO impacts sites; managers and project developers wishing to further promote their sites.

You can register your interest in the event by signing up to the conference and starring the workshop but seats and tickets will not be allocated until a later date.

Geizhals Sponsors TPCiG

06/10/17 15:37 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is a great pleasure this year to welcome Geizhals Preisvergleich to the sponsors of the Perl Conference in Glasgow. Geizhals Preisvergleich employs a specialised Perl team many of whom are well known in the Perl community.

Geizhals Preisvergleich was conceived in 1996 in Austria as an independent price comparison service and soon enjoyed enormous popularity. In June 2000 it incorporated and professionalized as "Preisvergleich Internet Services AG".

In the early years Geizhals Preisvergleich focused primarily on technical products ranging from hardware to consumer electronics, but with its growing popularity and categories like home & living, health & beauty it became more and more important.

All the products covered are carefully classified and regularly updated by the editors and completed by additional product information, expert and consumer reviews. The detailed product filters make it easier for shoppers to find the right product within a category. With this tool they can select the features they are looking for in a product.

Due to this consumer-oriented features and broad scope, Geizhals Preisvergleich, with its popular subsidiaries in Germany, UK and Poland, has established a strong leadership in central Europe.

We look forward to welcoming Geizhals Preisvergleich and its developers at the event in 2018.

Perl Services (De) Sponsor TPCiG

04/10/17 09:28 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is a great pleasure to welcome on board the wonderful Perl Services as a sponsor to The Perl Conference in Glasgow.

Perl Services, in the guise of Renée Bäcker, have been sponsors and speakers at a number of Perl events worldwide. If you are an organiser of an event they are amongst the first of the Perl companies in Europe to approach you and offer their sponsorship.

Renée and Perl Services are significant community supporters. They contribute greatly to the Perl community in their homeland of Germany and at many European Perl events.

If you have need of good Perl services, training or Perl support, in particular strong support for OTRS, including custom module, extensions and libraries, then I urge you to consider opening a discussion with Renée.

Call for Papers

03/10/17 12:14 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

Welcome to The Perl Conference in Glasgow 2018 ( which will be held in August at the Studio.

The call for papers and workshops is now open and you can submit your talks and workshop ideas at:



cPanel Eligo Geizhals Perl Careers Perl Services Pirum Shadowcat Systems Limited


Enlightened Perl Organisation Perl6 Community Perl Weekly