A conference like the London Perl Workshop which offers a great community event at no cost to its attendees is reliant on sponsorship. Each year it is a pleasure to welcome back a fantastic group of sponsors and to welcome new faces to our event.

If you would like to consider joining the list of sponsors below then please contact Mark at your earliest convenience. For all of those who visit the event or support the London perl Workshop please consider visiting our sponsors and if you meet them in person thank them for their continued efforts to support our community and its projects and events.


2nd Quadrant

2ndQuadrant is the world’s leading authority on the open source PostgreSQL RDBMS, backed by team experience that collectively is unrivalled. Many of our team are significant contributors to the development of PostgreSQL, with many features found in the current version of the software developed by 2ndQuadrant staff. In fact, more than 10% of the core code has been produced by us and we are the only company to contribute major features into all of the last 10 releases.

We have an unrivalled reputation for providing expertise and services that are focused on customer needs and the highest levels of satisfaction. As a company providing PostgreSQL professional services we’re trusted by some of the biggest global enterprises from every sector but are equally accessible to smaller organisations who need assistance.

2nd Quadrant


AntibodyMX provides a hosted antispam and antivirus email filtering service based entirely on a proven open source platform. Perl being one very important component. Users of the platform see a near-instant, near-total reduction in the amount of spam, phishing and malware content arriving at the mail server. AntibodyMX also provides onsite mail filtering, white-label filtering solutions to ISPs and will soon be launching CellMX, a filtering service for remote and/or mobile workers.


We are looking for top talent! Are you a great Perl programmer, or willing to learn Perl, and would you like to be challenged?

Join the international and dynamic Booking.com team in our Headquarters in Amsterdam!

Booking.com is a large Perl shop with some of the greatest developers and as a company we sponsor almost all Perl events around the globe to support the Perl community.

We offer an extensive relocation package, we take care of your visa and book the trip for you (and for your spouse, if applicable).

For more information go to http://bit.ly/BookingDevPerl and http://www.facebook.com/bookingcomcareers

We are looking forward to receiving your application!


CV Library

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

CV Library


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. If you want proof of it stop by and meet Rick Deller one of our Senior Perl Consultants.

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, Rick@eligo.co.uk, on Twitter via @PerlRick, Eligo technical. Connect with Rick on LinkedIn.



Exonetric provides a specialist business-grade hosting service with the capacity to manage dozens of servers on a customer's behalf, sited in a first-class data centre and on a first-class network. Alongside this, we provide a unique FreeBSD jail-based hosting service, now offering FreeBSD jails with 1TB of online storage for 30GBP/month+VAT. We provide consulting for individual projects and reliable hosting services. We provide software development for Internet-facing infrastructure, general purpose Sysadmin skills for in-house projects or for systems outside the Exonetric network. Exonetric also gladly provides support for a variety of Open Source projects.


Geek University

Learn Perl with Geekuni. Geekuni is an institute providing online courses for learning to develop software using Perl. Every concept is presented in the context of a hands-on exercise and the completion of the course is a fully functional piece of software. Geekuni’s Perl courses take you all the way from writing a simple 'Hello World' script through to developing a search engine and an online game.

With immediate feedback, the community of students and a mentor, the Geekuni student can rapidly acquire real-world Perl coding skills. Each course provides a certificate of completion and a course description clearly defining the skills attained with a good job fit. For a 3 day free trial go to:

Geek University

p.s. The first 50 students attending the London Perl Workshop's training sessions will get a two week free trial. Enrol here:

Learning Perl

Learning Web Development



Magnum Solutions are Open Source consultancy and training company based in London. Founded in 1995, they have provided Perl consultancy to companies from start-ups to media giants and investment banks.

The company is run by Dave Cross, founder of London Perl Mongers and a well-known figure in the Perl community. In 2004, Dave was awarded the White Camel for his services to Perl.

Magnum have run training courses at most London Perl Workshops. For more details of their in-house training courses or their upcoming public courses, please see their training web site.

magnum Solutions


Nestoria is a vertical search engine for property that operates in eight countries across Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Our focus is providing the best search experience for house hunters.

We use Perl for pretty much everything: our ETL systems, image thumbnail creation, geocoding (internally and with public APIs), internationalization, natural language processing, distributed data processing, and of course the website itself.

We also love Perl because it's so easy to teach. Our internship program brings on university students or recent graduates from around the world to work with us for 3 to 18 months - helping train the next generation of Perl programmers.

This year we started up the Nestoria Dev Blog at http://devblog.nestoria.com, so if any of the above sounds interesting please subscribe and leave us some comments.

If you're interested in joining our team check out our jobs page.



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.


Perl Careers

Perl Careers - Perl recruitment done right

Perl Careers is a Perl-focused recruitment consultancy, run by a CPAN contributor with a recruitment background, rather than by a non-technical person.

I can understand the skills you're looking to hire for, make sense of your GitHub profile, and offer specific Perl-related career and salary advice.

I am very picky about only:

  • Recruiting for companies I'd want to work at
  • Placing candidates who I'd want to work with
  • I'd love to talk to you if you think you might be either.

In any case:

If you're a candidate and you'd like a second pair of eyes on your CV or résumé, want a confidential run-down on a company you're thinking of applying for (whether or not we work with them), want some recommendations on what employers are looking for, or want to know if you're being paid properly, I'd be happy to have an informal chat.

If you're a hiring manager and you'd like some advice on your job ads, some thoughts on free and paid channels for advertising for candidates, guidance on market salaries, or if you're non-technical and just need some help fleshing out what your actual requirements are, I'd be happy to have a commitment free chat.

Most of the candidates I place weren't actively looking for roles, and weren't available to traditional recruiters.

Many of the most rewarding companies to work for aren't actively looking to hire, but if a recruiter who understands the candidate's strengths and the company's needs puts them together, they'll find a place.

You can email me at: pete@perl.careers

Perl Careers

Science Photo Library

Science Photo Library provides striking scientific images and footage, unrivalled in quality, accuracy and depth of information. Our specialist and lifestyle material covers Healthcare, Science and Technology, Space, Environment, Animals, Plants and History.

For more than 30 years, we have worked with leading science and medical experts as well as acclaimed photographers to provide a central source for the best scientific imagery and footage available. We have more than 400,000 images and 30,000 video clips to choose from, with hundreds of new additions added to the website each week. You can search, download and purchase material from our website or, if you want to save time, simply take advantage of our free expert research service.

Perl has played a key part in our business. The Perl community has given assistance and help along the way. We are extremely proud to sponsor the 2014 London Perl Workshop.

Science Photo Library

Shadowcat Systems

Shadowcat Systems is a developer, sponsor of, and contributor to open source software projects including Catalyst, the elegant web framework, and DBIx::Class, an object-orientated database abstraction library. Shadowcat provides consultancy, training and support for these projects; systems management and automation; the design and implementation of network architecture; the development of proprietary and open source custom web applications; and offers Perl refactoring and project crisis management.

Shadowcat Systems are based in the United Kingdom but we deliver solutions to a global community of clients via onsite supervision along with traditional and internet based communications.

      Systems Limited


Smoothwall is a specialist software developer and provider of Internet security and content filtering solutions. Our customers are organizations in the education, government, health and commercial sectors. We have operating bases in the UK and the USA, and partners in more than 60 countries across the globe.

Established as a company in 2001, our roots go further back into open source community and the Smoothwall Express and DansGuardian projects that are still running today.

Our commercial software solutions are almost exclusively developed in Perl and we make use of technologies such as Dancer and Template Toolkit. The development environment is primarily Agile SCRUM, because we believe that it encourages our developers to be innovative and creative.

Smoothwall continues to enjoy significant growth year on year, and we are always looking for talented Perl developers to join our team. Check out our careers page.



Enlightened Perl Organisation

The Enlightened Perl Organisation is dedicated to the promotion of Perl (in particular Raptor Perl or Perl 5) as a production language that is suited to an enterprise environment.

The EPO will be providing banking and organisation facilities for the L ondon Perl Workshop for the third year running.

Enlightened Perl Organi


FlossUK the new name for the UK's oldest open source user group (UKUUG) will be sponsoring a free course on Dave's Cross's Intermediate Perl to one lucky attendee at this year's London Perl Workshop.

FlossUK have always been keen promoters of the workshop.

Perl6 Developers

Camelia is the spokesbug for Perl 6, the spunky little sister of Perl 5. Like her world-famous big sister, Perl 6 intends to carry forward the high ideals of the Perl community.

Perl 6 is currently being developed by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. You can help too. The only requirement is that you know how to be nice to all kinds of people (and butterflies). Go to #perl6 (irc.freenode.net) and someone will be glad to help you get started.

Department of Computer Science

Like last year we are graciously being hosted by Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at the University of Westminster. We cannot exagerate how grateful we are for their support of Perl and Open Source in London.



2nd Quadrant     antibodyMX     Booking.com     CV Library     Eligo     Exonetric     geek University     magnum Solutions     Nestoria     OpusVL     O'reilly Books     Perl Careers     Science Photo Library     Shadowcat
      Systems Limited     Smoothwall Limited


Enlightened Perl Organisation     FlossUK     Perl6 Community