Perl and the Internet of Things

What is it?

The London Perl Workshop is a free one-day conference in central London, UK. LPW is the UK's Premier Perl Event and so is also known as the United Kingdom Perl Workshop (UKPW). In 2014 it will be held on Saturday 8th November at Westminster University's New Cavendish Campus (see map at foot of page).

How Can I Attend, or Present a Talk?

If you would like to come then please log in and register, if you have attended an Act event recently you will probably already have a login otherwise you will need to create a new user first. You can do this by using the links in the navigation menu to the left of this text.

If you would like to speak then please submit your talk here as soon as possible - the earlier you submit, the more likely your talk is to be accepted.

Is There a Theme?

The theme for the London Perl Workshop will be Perl and the Internet of Things. It will focus on using Perl to control a wide variety of connected devices. We will consider a 'thing' to be a hardware item, a physical device, a virtual device or a service (especially if it is a service that remotely affects hardware).

We have already confirmed that Hakim Cassimaly, co-author of Designing the Internet of Things will be attending the event and giving a special workshop on hardware connected devices powered using Perl. We hope also to have Adrian McEwan (the book's other author) attend.

We welcome the submission of talks, discussions, presentations and workshops using other languages, or that have seperate technical or engineering objectives. The strength in developing is knowledge from a wide variety of sources. If you use another programming language or system to connect physical and virtual devices together and want to submit or attend the event then we would be honoured to welcome you. If you are connected to a UK Hackspace and wish to attend and display then please approach the organisers with ideas of your requirements.

Speakers are invited to talk on any subject that relates to this theme, though we will also accept talks on other subjects. We will accept talks from people of any age, background or circumstance, the London Perl Workshop is an inclusive event and we would love to have you attend.

This year we hope to have access to three Workshop rooms and would like to run as many workshops as possible to introduce new users to the world of connected devices, the literal 'Internet of Things'. We would also love to refresh the skills of those wishing to engage with the latest developments in the Perl and other languages. If you wish to submit a workshop please use the same submission form as the talks, please note that workshops will be 60, 120 or 240 minutes in length.

Proposal Deadline: Friday 24th October 2014
Speaker Notification: Monday 27th October 2014

Watch this space for updates, or check the feed.

Latest News

08/08/14 OpusVL brings the Morning Break

We are proud to welcome OpusVL to the London Perl Workshop once again as this year's Morning Coffee Break sponsors. OpusVL are a very familiar sight at the London Perl Workshop and delegates will be especially familiar with Jon Allen who has presented talks over many years.


Founded in January 2000, 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, which is achieved by following a simple, yet effective method for every project: advice, implement, support, using an agile approach coupled with innovation as the cornerstone of every project.


If you are attending the workshop make sure to give a thank you to JJ and any other OpusVL attendee as you enjoy the complimentary refreshments they have generously provided. Please also take a moment to visit their website and look at the many products and services they provide.

07/08/14 CV Library Adds Afternoon Coffee

We are delighted to announce that CV Library will also return to the London Perl Workshop for 2014 and will sponsor the afternoon coffee. When we spoke to them earlier they added that this year they would also be bringing delicious cakes to help the coffee go down.


"CV-Library is one of the UK's leading online job boards, bringing millions of job seekers together with thousands of recruiters and direct employers. Comprehensively covering over 70 industries, CV-Library offers a high calibre of candidate across a wide range of industry sectors.

Based in Hampshire, the ever-growing company is fundamentally supported by a team of expert Perl developers who are the glue behind a site delivering record breaking traffic.

Keeping work in-house, CV-Library's development team are able to fully commit themselves as industry innovators – pioneering products to help user needs and keep ahead of competitors. Using agile methodologies, and working closely with design and marketing, they turn ideas into market leading products and services.

The team utilises technical innovation and best practices to help CV-Library become a celebrated market leader and achieve notable acclaim as a Deloitte Technology Fast50 company, among other titles. If you'd like to learn more about CV-Library, or wish to speak with us about our on-going recruitment opportunities, email Roxanne: r.fitzpatrick@cv-library.co.uk"


As always we are delighted when a sponsor joins us for the event, but there is a special joy in a returning patron. Please take the time to thank any member of CV-Library you meet. We look forward to welcoming them back to the event in 2014.

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