After Event Social

20/11/12 14:05 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

Once again we invite you to join us after the workshop has finished for a sponsored beverage and light bite at our post-event social. This year it is being sponsored by net-a-porter, antibodyMX, Evozon and Shadowcat Systems and will be held at the King and Queen, Foley Street just two minutes walk from the venue.

Details can be found in the back of the conference booklet or from the organisers on the day.

Thanks to Steve Sexton of Clues/antibodyMX for the hard work in organising this event with us.

The Pre-Event Social Event

20/11/12 13:55 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

Each year we meet on the night before the London Perl Workshop at one of the many pubs in and around London.

This year we will be attending the Magpie, reservation for upstairs, in Bishopsgate. Please visit this website for more information.

The social will take place starting 18:00, the nearest tube station is Liverpool Street. Some folks will likely be there even before the reservation time.

Thanks to t0m for organising this event.

T-Shirts for LPW2012

30/10/12 17:47 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

The London Perl Workshop is an event entirely supported by sponsorship. As such we do not provide attendees with a printed garment, rather we always have an item prepared and placed on the Shadowcat Spreadshirt site.

If you would like to attend the workshop wearing this year's official outfit then we recommend you head over there and order one soon to ensure it is with you for the day.

Call for Papers Ends on Friday

16/10/12 20:47 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

The official end date for the Call for Papers of the London Perl Workshop 2012 will be midnight on Friday 19th October, 2012. That is just 3 short days away.

That's correct, you have just 72 hours to complete the form and submit a talk, or lightning talk for the event. We really recommend that if you want to do a Lightning Talk you use the form as well as there will be very limited time on the day to add in any extra talks.

We are also still looking for people to run introductory, or how to, courses for our workshops. We would particularly like to see workshops on one of the web frameworks or larger Perl project. There are a number of projects to choose from, some of our favourites are: Catalyst - Mojolicious - DBIx::Class - Dancer - Plack - Carton - Template::Toolkit - or you can choose your own.

As always if you have an idea then talk to mark and he is sure to help you.

Poster for the Event

15/10/12 17:50 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

A Poster for the London Perl Workshop is now available to download and print out. Use the .png or .pdf versions.

PDF: Use the PDF

PNG: Use the PNG

Please consider putting one of these in your offices, in tech locations such as the London Hackspace and nearby hackspaces, perhaps you could mail them to local technical colleges, schools or universities that have computer science (or related) courses.

We need your help to spread the word. Also visit the Facebook page and like/share the image.

Motortrak Join the Sponsors

15/10/12 17:02 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is our great pleasure to announce that Motortrak will be joining the sponsors for the London Perl Workshop 2012.

It is always a pleasure to welcome new sponsors to the event and to invite them along for the day. Motortrak join an impressive list of old and new sponsors.

Motortrak is a digital retail marketing agency operating exclusively in the automotive sector helping to lead automotive brands and their world-wide dealer networks understand and leverage the ever changing world of digital communications.

Motortrak can provide the complete digital retail ecosystem. We offer a wide range of highly customisable online marketing services and applications ranging from inventory management systems and B2B remarketing platforms to B2C services including dealer websites, vehicle locators, POS materials, eshops and mobile solutions.

In addition to our product portfolio we offer a number of supporting services including custom application development, digital design and consultancy

Perl plays a critical role in Motortrak’s technology infrastructure.

Exonetric Sponsors LPW once again

11/10/12 17:09 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

We are please to announce that Exonetric will once again be joining the sponsors for the London Perl Workshop.

As they have done on previous years Exonetric will be sponsoring the coffee morning, where a range of beverages and tasty cupcakes will be the order of the day.

Exonetric Consulting Ltd is a UK based specialist in FreeBSD hosting, offering both individual jails and managed or unmanaged systems on dedicated hardware. In addition we provide colocation services in our London datacentre and are also able to offer assistance with capacity planning and recommendations for best-fit software components for larger systems. Our FreeBSD jails provide a great value, low-cost platform for hosting or developing Perl services and applications.

Opus joins list of Sponsors

05/10/12 18:50 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

Once again we are glad to announce that Opus VL have joined the London Perl Workshop as sponsors.

It is always a pleasure to welcome them to the event and we are sure they will once again be represented well on the day.

OpusVL have established themselves as one of the UK's leading business systems, ICT and Open Source specialists providing best of breed, strategic and bespoke solutions. The company's key strength is its straightforward approach using an agile methodology coupled with innovation as the cornerstone of every project.

Call for Papers will soon be over

01/10/12 17:56 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

The call for papers for the London Perl Workshop closes on the 19th October, make sure you have submitted your talk, including lightning talk before that date.

We are also looking for people to hold Workshops. Make sure you read the announcement on the wiki for more information.

Evozon join as Sponsors

20/09/12 10:41 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is our pleasure to announce that Evozon have joined the growing list of sponsors for the 2012 London Perl Workshop.

Evozon actively supports Perl. They are responsible for sponsoring and participating in YAPC Europe, the London Perl Workshop as well as contributions to CPAN.

Evozon is also actively involved in the development of the Perl Community in Cluj, Romania. They were the organizers of the first two Cluj Perl Mongers technical meetings to which they invited international guests and sponsored the event. They see this as an important step in creating a strong local Perl Mongers community.

Evozon will be attending the conference in force by sending a large number of developers and no doubt encouraging their staff to submit talk proposals.

Nestoria Join as Sponsors

14/09/12 12:20 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

Nestoria, a vertical search engine for property that operates in eight countries across Europe, Asia, South America and Australia, have become the latest company to join the sponsors list of the London Perl Workshop.

Nestoria have a long tradition of being associated with the Workshop and it is a real pleasure to once again welcome them as a sponsor. No doubt Nestoria staff will also attend and present at the event as they have done on many previous occasions.

The T-Shirts Have Landed

12/09/12 15:42 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

The t-shirt designs for this year's London Perl Workshop have landed and are available for purchase from Shadowcat Systems' Spreadshirt page.

This year's design features the Perl 5 and Perl 6 logos (Raptor and Camelia) playing pool with appropriate numbers to the theme of 25 years of Perl - with less than subtle visual gags included.

Because the London Perl Workshop is an entirely free to attend event the t-shirts have always been considered an extra that the attendees can choose to buy at their own discretion, though of course we encourage you to do so. If you wish the design on a different item you can do this by using the image from the Spreadshirt' Marketplace or by contact Mark with your request.

Eligo join as Sponsors

10/09/12 15:19 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is our pleasure to announce that Eligo have become the latest company to join our growing list of sponsors for the London Perl Workshop.

Eligo are renown in the industry for being a recruitment agency with a purpose and a genuine desire to redefine the relationship between employers, staff and recruiters. They will also be in attendance at the conference on the day and will hold a stall in the admissions hall.

10th September Announcement

10/09/12 11:02 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

The latest Announcement for the London Perl Workshop should be hitting the inboxes of subscribers right about now.

If you do not subscribe you can read the full text here.

Petamem Sponsor the London Perl Workshop

05/09/12 11:27 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

I am pleased to welcome Petamem to the list of sponsors for the London Perl Workshop.

The PetaMem Group stands for substantial competence in human language technologies, namely natural language processing and natural language understanding. Their systems cover all areas from language identification over machine translation to discourse systems (virtual agents) and are used worldwide by top-profile corporations as well as governmental institutions.

Petamem will also be attending the workshop and giving talks so we encourage you to seek them out and engage with them.

Booking Sponsor London Perl Workshop

27/08/12 16:47 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is my pleasure to announce that once again will sponsor the London Perl Workshop. Booking have been involved with the event for a number of years, this year they will be sponsoring a lecture theatre and will also have a place at the job faire and a table in the meeting areas where you can talk to Booking staff. are currently looking to employ a number of new developers, for more information go to and If you have any questions, please contact the IT Recruiter Ingrid at

Bytemark Sponsor LPW2012

01/06/12 10:24 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It has been confirmed that Bytemark will join the sponsors of the London Perl Workshop 2012.

Bytemark have been a regular sponsor of the workshop since 2007 and it is a pleasure to welcome them back for a fifth year in succession. This year Bytemark are sponsoring the Main Lecture Theatre, the Booklet and Conference Banner.

Bytemark Hosting is the UK's "geek hosting outfit of choice" because its programmer & network-engineer team have built it that way since 2002, with their own tools, software and technical expertise. They understand web applications and network infrastructure equally, and host names such as Bostik, and Britain's largest mystery shopping company, Retail Eyes. Their hosting starts at only £15 per month and runs to multi-site managed setups for customers with the fussiest demands of reliability and failover.




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