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23/07/18 08:16 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

Hi *,

the first workshops videos are now online:

GPW 2018 Orga

Scocial Event

29/03/18 10:17 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)


Book tombola

28/03/18 13:28 by Jens Rehsack (‎Sno‎)

Thanks to the dpunkt Verlag in Heidelberg, we can raffle some books regarding to Perl and technologies around Perl. The only thing is, you need to be registered to the German Perl Workshop and you must be on-site.

Beamer connectivity

23/03/18 15:42 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

We have checked that the beamers in Gummersbach not only have VGA, they also got HDMI.

Reasons to visit the 20th German Perl-Workshop

23/03/18 12:57 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

For all of you, who are not sure whether to come to the workshop or not, here are a few reasons:

  • three authors of recent Perl 5 & 6 books are giving talks

  • Perl 5 & 6 core hackers also give talks

  • we have 4 all-day Workshops, where you can dive into a subject matter with a "hands-on" experience for a whole day each

  • this is the first "multi-track" German Perl Workshop for several years

  • lots of nice people from 10 countries are coming

  • ...

Pre-Conference Meeting

16/03/18 09:08 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

Now the location for the Pre-Conference meeting is found. Brauhaus im Roten Ochsen, Thurnmarkt 7, 50676 Köln (50.934619° / 6.962749°) where regular meets. It is possible, but very expensive, to drop your car directly in front of the pub at the side of the street. In the Wiki you can find a KMZ file, where the pub and car parks are marked. Approximately 200 m to the north is a underground car park "Tiefgarage Heumarkt" which is less exspensive. Approximately 500 m to the south, under the Severinsbrücke (Severins bridge) is another car park, which is free after 18:00 or 18:30.

Due to problems with public transfer between Gummersbach and Cologne, it wold be fine to car-pool. See Wiki

GeekUni: free online training

15/03/18 13:15 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

Our sponsor provides a free two week enrolment for online Perl training for every first time visitor and all students attending the conference. If your interested, please contact us via email. You can use the training as preparation prior to the Workshop if you want.

Draft schedule online

05/03/18 15:19 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

Here's the first draft of the scedule, see:


23/02/18 15:57 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

We are proud to anounce that there will be four "mini" workshops in the context of the 20th German Perl Workshop. They are full day tracks offering you actuall and future regarding subjects in theory & practise. The topics are:

1) Perl on embedded Devices

2) Introduction to Perl 6

3) Migrating to Perl 6

4) Perl 6 regexes and grammars

Workshop 1) will be held in german, 2-4 in english. Prerequisites for the "Perl on embedded Devices" workshop is a binding registration which is costly. Hardware etc. which is needed will be provided by the trainer. Look out, the amount of participants is limited!


first taks accepted

20/02/18 14:42 by Roland Schmitz (‎roli‎)

Today we accepted the first talks, see

Rail Replacement Transport

14/02/18 17:45 by Jens Rehsack (‎Sno‎)

German Rail will have construction work on the track Cologne-Gummersbach during the GPW. This results in app. 35 minutes longer journey. We try to organize a "pickup service" starting in Overath station. This is half the way to Gummersbach, where you otherwhise switch from train to bus. Pleas let us know when do you arrive by public transport (OePNV) in Overath to pick you up if possible, or if you come by car and are willing to pick someone up. When you leave the train, the central bus station is next to track 1, there shoulb be someone willing to pick you up hopefully, or the bus which is the replacement for the rest of your journey with Deutsche Bahn.

Extended Call for Papers

14/02/18 17:41 by Jens Rehsack (‎Sno‎)

Because of the trouble with the venue and the improved room offers we decided to extend the CfP until March, 10th.

Enhanced Offer

14/02/18 17:30 by Jens Rehsack (‎Sno‎)

As proposed via Homepage update, the German Perl Workshop 2018 must move from FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach to TH Köln, Campus Gummersbach.

We tried not to interfere with already made room bookings and that was the result. :)

But everything has also a positive side. In this case we have 4 rooms for the entire time from April, 3rd until April, 7th. That means, you can give more talks, we can organize extra workshops on April, 3rd and on the Saturday - April, 7th - we can all together improve the world in a great Perl-Hackathon.

German Perl-Workshop 2018 - Call for Participation

23/10/17 15:54 by Jens Rehsack (‎Sno‎)

We, Niederrhein Perl Mongers and Frankfurt Perlmongers e.V., host the 20th German Perl Workshop 04th to 06th April 2017 at the FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne/Köln.

The workshop goal is to build new ties in the Perl Community, address newcomers, share knowledge, ... and have fun doing this.

In order to achieve this, we need your help to compose a program consisting of great talks.
We are looking for talks fit for beginners the same as talks for interest of the seasoned perl hack. Perl 5 and Perl 6, with or without a bias towards technicalities. In short, everything that the audience will like. Examples:

  • new modules/frameworks
  • Perl at work/on the project
  • Success stories and those of mishaps
We plan for 10, 20 and 40 minute talks. If you cannot fit your talk in this, you may want to split it into several parts to fit our schedule.

Every day of talks should finish with a series of lightning talk. If you have something to talk about that can be covered in 5 minutes, this is for you.

If you plan to offer a training or a hackathon, or something else that we haven't suggested yet, we will follow the Lama book motto "Making Easy Things Easy and Hard Things Possible" and see if it can be done.

Please submit your talk suggestion on the web site. The deadline is 31th January 2018.
Your abstract should contain roughly 2000 characters (30 vt100 rows w/72 cols), describe the topic, what's special about your way of addressing it and why Perl is (or isn't) well fit to do the job. We will answer your talk submission by 18 February.

For the quick to respond: Perl-Services has offered to cover the conference fee of the first 10 whose talks will be accepted.