The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
in the wind of change
(Scorpions, Wind of Change)

Pretty soon now you're gonna get older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
(David Bowie, Changes)

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). Please save the date and register, we hope to see you there!

  • DATE: 3rd December 2016
  • TIME: 08:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: 115 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6UW (map at bottom 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 "Changes". At the 2015 LPW Mark Keating announced that he will be standing down at the end of this year's event as organiser of the London Perl Workshop. It is the 10th event he has organised and he feels that now is the time for change. In the future the event will be run by a new LPW team. 2016 is also the year in which Perl 6 started to make changes and the world itself seems to be continually evolving. How does Perl work in this ever changing world? What are the changes you have seen? What further changes do we need? This broad theme shouldn't restricty you from focussing on the small changes as much as the grander ones.

Once again we will be inviting people to run a Hardware hacking event. If you have an idea of an event or goal you would like to achieve to coincide with the London Perl Workshop then please contact the organisers.

We welcome the submission of talks, discussions, presentations and workshops using other languages, or that have separate 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.


If you would like to sponsor the London Perl Workshop then please do not heistate to contact Mark Keating and he will help you with your proposal.


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. 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 4th November 2016
Speaker Notification: Monday 7th November 2016

Please note that we will be starting to accept talks earlier than the proposal deadline and these will be given a priority on the schedule. Talks that match our theme will be given a higher weighting on the schedule.

Watch this space for updates, or check the feed.

Latest News

19/09/16 Perl Careers Return as a Special Event Sponsor

Welcome Back

Once again it is an enormous pleasure to have Perl Careers return as sponsors for this year’s LPW. Pete has been a great community contributor and coder for many years and now in his additional life as a specialist recruitment consultant he is able to further his support with the sponsoring of a number of Perl events.

Pete’s support of the London Perl Workshop has been tremendous and this year he is sponsoring a very special event (announced soon) that will show his passion for not only the event but the people who attend the event.

A Little Bit About 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. 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.

You can email me at:

19/09/16 Opus VL Sponsor the Morning Coffee

Welcome Back

It is a pleasure to announce that OpusVL have returned to the 2016 London Perl Workshop and will be sponsoring the morning coffee break.

The morning coffee is an essential part of the workshop as it feeds naturally into the hallway track that many of our attendees fondly love (and to some is the only reason to attend). If you like coffee, tea or soft drinks and talking to fellow tech people then you can thank OpusVL for enabling your desires.

A Little About OpusVL

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.

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