Platinum Sponsor:

21/10/19 09:10 by Katherine Spice

The London Perl Workshop was on Saturday, and it was awesome! If you missed it, or you'd like to reminisce, our Twitter feed has pictures through out the day. Hopefully there will be some write ups posted soon.

As well as getting the talk videos live and actioning your feedback (please fill in your survey, it really helps!) we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who made the day such a success. The attendees, the speakers, the venue and our sponsors - without any one of you it wouldn't have been the same, and in particular we'd like to thank our Platinum Sponsor for their support. is a large Perl shop with some of the greatest developers and as a company they sponsor almost all Perl events around the globe to support the Perl community.

They are looking for top talent, to join the international and dynamic team in our Headquarters in Amsterdam.

If you are great Perl programmer, or willing to learn Perl, and would you like to be challenged, they offer an extensive relocation package, they take care of your visa and book the trip for you (and for your spouse, if applicable).

For more information go to

Gold Sponsor: Eligo

19/10/19 06:48 by Katherine Spice

The London Perl Workshop is today! If you can make it, hopefully you have already planned your journey there - please remember we're at a new venue this year. If you're thinking about your journey home, after the event we are going for after drinks, with food provided by our sponsors at the Running Horse in Aldgate. We'd like to thank our last gold sponsor Eligo for their continued support of London Perl events.

Eligoare 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,, on Twitter via @PerlRick, Eligo technical. Connect with Rick on LinkedIn.

Gold Sponsor: Pirum

18/10/19 08:26 by Katherine Spice

Happy Friday! If you are coming to the London Perl Workshop tomorrow, or even if you can't make it tomorrow but are in London today, you are welcome to join the pre workshop social this evening from 18:30 at The Draft House, Seething Lane.

The first few rounds will be courtesy of our fantastic sponsors, so today we'd like to thank Pirum for coming on board this year as a gold sponsor!

Pirum is a small dynamic FinTech company established in 2000, which provides Software-as-a-service the top-tier financial institutions in Securities Lending throughout the world.

Pirum’s SAAS platform is recognised as the “best of breed” in this space year after year, and our ability to provide services which perform faster and are more functionally rich, user friendly and innovative than our competitors is well known. Our focus on service, quality, flexibility and innovation enables us to exceed client expectations. We are Global Leaders in Securities Finance Automation and have won multiple Global Awards over the last few years.

Friday evening social

17/10/19 12:35 by Katherine Spice

The pre event social will take place on Friday evening at the Draft House Seething Lane from 18:30. Described as "for serious beer connoisseurs", they serve food and other drinks too, it is recommended by our Pub Minion (even though sadly he can't make it).

Thanks to our awesome sponsors there will be some cash for drinks behind the bar at the start of the evening, so we encourage you to arrive early and get LPW 2019 underway!

Find it at 14-15 Seething Ln, London EC3N 4AX

Gold Sponsor: Perl Careers

17/10/19 10:10 by Katherine Spice

Following a full day of two talk tracks we're happy to say there will be not one, but two after event opportunities to chat with your fellow LPW attendees. The first will be drinks at the event until 19:15, featuring (among other things) craft beer brewed right here in London!

As with everything else, this wouldn't be possible without our sponsors and so we'd like to thank Perl Careers, a long time supporter of LPW for their gold sponsorship.

Perl Careers and it’s buddy CareersJS are a technical focused recruitment consultancy, run by a CPAN & npm 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:

Gold Sponsor: cPanel

16/10/19 15:13 by Katherine Spice

It's Wednesday today, which must mean it is time to think about the weekend :-) If you are planning to come to the London Perl Workshop on Saturday, you might like to know that we'll be serving tea and coffee at registration from 9:15, with the first talk starting at 9:50.

There will also be a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break with tea, coffee and some delicious snacks and all of this is only possible due to the support of our sponsors. Today we're saying thank you to cPanel - we are grateful to have them as a gold sponsor of LPW2019.

First released in 1997, cPanel & WHM is the leading web hosting control panel globally, and is preferred by most hosting service providers. Its users in an ever-growing user base prefer its familiar, feature-full, and simple interface. This interface can be used to build, manage and update a company's their entire online presence, from websites to email addresses.

While highly technical features like its robust APIs and EasyApache make managing your infrastructure simple, features like the Website Builder and WordPress manager make it easy to for even technical novices to build and manage stunning websites.

This Linux-based software allows you to take control of your website files, databases, web directories, and email accounts as well as set up domains in one single interface. Even website owners can handle this software without fuss.

Gold Sponsor: CV-Library

15/10/19 19:09 by Katherine Spice

The London Perl Workshop is this Saturday and if you haven't signed up yet, there is still time! We have just published the talk schedule and it is going to be an informative and fun day.

We'd like to thank our sponsors who make it possible for the event to be free to attend, and repeat sponsors such as CV-Library are awesome as they mean we can make the event even better, year on year.

Founded in 2000 and written in Perl since the beginning, CV-Library is the UK's leading independent job board with 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, hosting technical meetings and contributing code back to CPAN (check our out CPAN and GitHub accounts).

Today the CV-Library platform is modern Perl with microservices and docker containers. Day to day, the dev team deliver high quality features through 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 Paulo, or check out our vacancies and our tech blog.

London Perl Workshop 2019 Schedule Announced

15/10/19 13:55 by Tom Hukins

This morning we published this year's full schedule. We hope it will help you decide which talks to attend.

Get a free LPW 2019 t-shirt or hoodie!

05/10/19 15:27 by Katherine Spice

For the last couple of years we've produced LPW t-shirts based on the registration list.

However, we've had really mixed feedback: some people love their branded shirts and wear them all the time, some people have more than enough t-shirts and would rather we didn't produce them, and some people would like to have the option of a hoodie instead of a t-shirt, because this is autumn in London after all!

So, this year we're going to do it a little differently. If you want a free t-shirt or hoodie*, you'll need to specifically email us and tell us. Your email should state t-shirt or hoodie, style (mens/womens), and size and must arrive before 09:00 BST Monday 14th October 2019. All emails will be acknowledged, so if you don't get confirmation, please follow up.

T-Shirts (logo on front)

  • S (36-38 inch chest)
  • M (38-40 inch chest)
  • L (41-42 inch chest)
  • XL (43-44 inch chest)
  • 2XL (45-47 inch chest)
  • 3XL (47-49 inch chest)
  • 4XL (50-52 inch chest)
  • 5XL (53-55 inch chest)

  • S (UK Size 8)
  • M (UK Size 10)
  • L (UK Size 12)
  • XL (UK Size 14)
  • 2XL (UK Size 16)

Hoodie (logo on back)

  • S (36 inch chest)
  • M (40 inch chest)
  • L (44 inch chest)
  • XL (48 inch chest)
  • 2XL (52 inch chest)

* If you really can't decide between them, make a £10 donation to the Workshop via your registration in ACT and you can have one of each.

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up this week (before 09:00 BST Monday 14th October) to get their t-shirt or hoodie! And thanks to our awesome sponsors for making it possible for us to do this in the first place.

LPW2019 Silver Sponsors

29/09/19 20:56 by Katherine Spice

The London Perl Workshop is a free event and we’re very grateful to our sponsors for making this possible. We would like to thank the following four awesome companies for their support of LPW2019 as our Silver Sponsors! Sign up for free to LPW2019 here.

Here at Adestra we empower our clients to maximize marketing ROI through email-driven technology. Our flexible account structure, obsession with customer success, and award-winning service have gained the trust of global and growing brands alike. We’re proud to say we treat our people well: from excellent opportunities for career development to a positive, collaborative culture and great company perks, our global offices are a fantastic place to work at any stage of your career. As our client base continues to grow, we’re looking for talented individuals who share our values to come and grow their careers with us. With opportunities in the UK, Australia, and North America, now is an exciting time to join Adestra and become part of our global success.

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.

Oleeo, formerly WCN, is an award-winning provider of innovative talent acquisition technology. Built using intelligent automation and machine learning, Oleeo’s platform helps companies discover unlimited sourcing potential to attract, engage and hire amazing, diverse teams that change the world for the better. Our mission is to help recruiters do that faster and more efficiently than ever before. Utilise our intelligent automation to help secure exceptional talent with rapid time-to-hire. Enjoy the massive rewards experienced by our customers, including Marks & Spencer, Morgan Stanley, Metropolitan Police, Civil Service Resourcing, John Lewis Partnership. Benefit from our bespoke, prescriptive intelligence and pinpoint perfect candidates who can steer your business forwards at every level. We offer one complete talent acquisition system end-to-end: Attract, engage, monitor, interview, hire & onboard without any compromise on candidate quality.

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Come to the London Perl Workshop, write better code!

22/09/19 21:38 by Katherine Spice

We’re kicking off our trailers for LPW 2019 with two talks that will improve the code you write!

Dave Cross will be talking about Measuring the Quality of your Perl Code. As Dave says, we'd all like to write "better" code, but how do you know what "better" means, and how do you know how well your current code scores on whatever scale you choose? His talk on the same topic was standing room only at TPC in Riga this year, so be sure to come along to learn about possible measures for the quality of your code and ways to incorporate these into your development process.

Lance Wicks jokes that he "speaks Perl 6, just with a heavy Perl 5 accent". His Perl 6, losing your Perl 5 accent session will describe losing that accent and writing more idiomatic code, making sure you don’t miss out on some of the great parts of Perl 6. This will involve taking some working Perl 6 code written in a Perl 5 style and changing it to be more Perl 6 like - Lance notes that audience participation may be required!

More great talks will be announced soon - the deadline for talks is Monday 30th September so there’s still time to submit a proposal. And if you haven’t yet signed up for LPW 2019, and can make it to central London on Saturday 19th October then register here. It’s free, and it’s going to be a fun day!

Deadline for talk proposals: Mon 30 Sept

13/09/19 19:18 by Katherine Spice

The London Perl Workshop 2019 is fast approaching on Saturday 19 October!

We've already had some great talks submitted and will start announcing these soon. If you'd like to tell people about what you have been doing with Perl 5, Perl 6 or any related topics please submit your proposal before the end of Monday 30 September.

If you have any questions then write to us at - we are happy to discuss ideas with you. See you at the Workshop!

Call For Papers: London Perl Workshop 2019

09/08/19 10:30 by Tom Hukins

The London Perl Workshop is a free one-day conference about Perl and related subjects. This year's event takes place on Saturday 19th October at David Game College near Aldgate and we want you to submit talk proposals.

We want to hear about what you and the people you know have been doing with Perl and related tools. We encourage people of any age, background or circumstance to speak at our conference.

Attendees want to hear about Perl 5, Perl 6 and anything else that might interest people who use Perl.

It's a busy day, so we prefer talks lasting 5, 10 or 20 minutes, but we also accept longer talks. If you want to discuss ideas or have questions, write to us at We're keen to support conventional presentations as well as less common ideas such as speakers presenting together.

Finally, if you like to hear someone in particular talk, please tell us, and encourage the knowledgeable, interesting people you know to submit talks.

We are more likely to accept talks submitted early. See you on the 19th of October!

Announcing London Perl Workshop 2019

29/07/19 07:20 by Lee Johnson

With great pleasure we would like announce the London Perl Workshop 2019. After 12 years, we're moving on from Westminster University to David Game College, 31 Jewry St, London EC3N 2ET. Thanks to Westminster University for hosting us for so long. We are holding the workshop a little earlier than normal because we wanted to avoid clashing with various other events and not be too close to Xmas. We would like to invite you to join us for one day technical conference on Saturday 19th October 2019.

You could register if you don't already have an account otherwise login and register.

We are also accepting talk proposal now. If you would like to be a speaker at London Perl Workshop 2019 then please submit your proposal as soon as possible.

You are free to pick your favourite technology to talk about whether it is Perl 5, Perl 6 or any other languages/technologies.

Last but not the least, we are looking for sponsors. For more information, please visit the page.

We hope to see you there,

Tom, Lee, Katherine, Julien and Mohammad (the organising team)

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More information about all of our valued sponsors is available on our sponsors page.