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 the organisers 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.

Platinum Sponsor


Eligo 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.

Gold Sponsors

Perl Careers

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, and placing candidates who I'd want to work with. I'd love to talk to you if you think you might be either.

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


CV-Library is the UK's leading independent job board and we are experts in recruitment. We take pride in hosting over 170,000 jobs across all sectors for the nation's job seekers, and supporting recruiters and employers with our quality services.

Founded in 2000, the platform has been powered by Perl since the beginning and now supports over 4.3 million unique visitors a month.

CV-Library is proud to be a long time sponsor of LPW and supporter of the Perl community. In 2017 we were the first company to join the CPAN Pull Request Challenge as a team and by speaking and blogging about this we hope to have started a trend! We hosted the London.pm Technical Meeting in June this year, and we contribute back by open sourcing code where possible via our CPAN and GitHub accounts. This year, our Tech Director Katherine is one of the LPW organisers, Lance (our Dev Team Lead) is giving a workshop on Perl6 and the Bailador web framework and Colin (one of our Senior Devs) is talking about why learning a bit of Crypto is good for you.

Day to day, the dev team deliver features using high quality modern code, code reviews, automated tests and continuous deployment.

In our Fleet and London offices, we have opportunities for developers and testers at every level, so please introduce yourself on the day to Katherine or Roxanne, or check out our vacancies and our tech blog.


WCN is a pioneer and leading supplier of innovative recruitment software, improving the business performance of many of the largest employers in the UK and across the globe.

Using a WCN end-to-end applicant tracking solution offers industry recognised cloud software to ensure you win the best fits for your business from application down to event recruitment management. Book a demo with one of our experts.


Adzuna is a search engine for job ads used by over 10 million visitors per month that aims to list every job, everywhere. We search thousands of websites so our users don’t have to, bringing together millions of ads in one place. By providing smarter search options and powerful data about the job market, as well as unique tools like ValueMyCV, we give jobseekers the information they need to take control of their careers.

Our data also powers the Number 10 Dashboard, used by the Prime Minister and senior officials to keep track of economic growth on a daily basis.

Adzuna.co.uk was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla and is backed by leading Venture Capital firms Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures, and recently raised a further £2M from a successful crowdfunding campaign. Adzuna has also been selected to be part of the Government’s Future Fifty programme.

The Adzuna platform is proudly built using Perl and we're always on the lookout for smart developers to join our fantastic team. Please see https://bit.ly/perlatadzuna if you'd like to find out more.

Silver Sponsors

Bytemark Hosting

Founded in 2002, we’re the UK experts in cloud & dedicated hosting. You’re in safe hands: We’ve been building successfully for 14 years and we directly operate our entire infrastructure.


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.

Bytemark Hosting

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

Bronze and Community Sponsors

SureVoIP are a business focused Ofcom regulated VoIP service provider with a strong dedication to providing “Open Telecoms for Business”
Science Photo Library provides striking scientific images and footage, unrivalled in quality, accuracy and depth of information.
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.
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.
Like last year we are graciously being hosted by Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at the University of Westminster.
Geekuni is an institute providing online courses for learning to develop software using Perl.
The Enlightened Perl Organisation is dedicated to the promotion of Perl as a production language that is suited to an enterprise environment.
O'Reilly Media are publishers of some of the most well-known Perl books.
Evozon is a software development and consulting services company.
Cogendo are a company offering employee performance review, appraisals & talent management software online