Confirming The LPW 2024 Venue & Date

15/05/24 12:47 by Lee Johnson

We're happy to confirm the venue and date of this year's London Perl & Raku Workshop.

When: Saturday 26th October 2024
Where: The Trampery, 239 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY

This year's workshop will be held at The Trampery, at Old Street. A dedicated modern event space in central London. We have hired both The Ballroom and The Library; allowing us to run a main track for up to 160 attendees, and second smaller track for up to 35 attendees.

The Trampery in Old Street is located a two minute walk from the Northern Line's Old Street tube station in central London. The Northern Line has stops at most of the major train stations in London, or trivial links to others, so we recommend taking the tube to get to the venue.

If you haven't already, please signup and submit talks using the official workshop site:

Thanks to this year's sponsors, without whom LPW would not happen:

If you would like to sponsor LPW then please have a look at the options here:

LPW 2024 - Call For Papers and Sponsors

01/05/24 18:59 by Lee Johnson

The London Perl & Raku Workshop (LPW) will take place this year on Saturday 26th October and you are encouraged to submit your talk proposals now. We have already had 30 registrations for the workshop so we anticipate a good turnout this year.

We welcome proposals relating to Perl 5, Raku, other languages, and supporting technologies. We may even have space for a couple of talks entirely tangential as we are close to finalising the venue (very central London) and should have room for two tracks.

Talks may be long (40mins), short (20 mins), or very short (aka lightning, 5 mins) but we would prefer talks to be on the shorter side and will likely prioritise 20min talks. We would also be pleased to accept proposals for tutorials and discussions. The deadline for submissions is 30th September.

We would really like to have more first time speakers. If you’d like help with a talk proposal, and/or the talk itself, let us know - we’ve got people happy to be your talk buddy!

Register (it's free!) and submit your talk on the workshop site.

We would also like to make a call for sponsors - does your company want to support the workshop? By sponsoring LPW you can demonstrate your support for the Perl and/or Raku languages and nurture your relationship with the local developer community. Much more information can be found on the workshop site along with a sponsor prospectus.

As well as the benefits as listed on the aforementioned page, sponsors will all feature in blog posts, news posts, social media posts. That starts right now, with our first sponsors who have already generously sponsored the workshop:

With thanks from The London Perl & Raku Workshop 2024 organising team.

Email Issues Registering / Sign Up / Password Reset

27/04/24 19:09 by Lee Johnson

We're aware that some users are not receiving emails when trying to register, sign up, or reset their passwords.

It appears that some email providers are rejecting the mails from ACT, if you try again (and, as usual, check spam) you might succeed. The alternative is to try an different address.

We are looking into the issue and hope to have this fixed soon.

Announcing The London Perl & Raku Workshop 2024 (LPW)

22/04/24 10:34 by Lee Johnson

Hey All,

Yes, we're back we'd like to announce this year's LPW:

WHEN: TBC, most likely Saturday 26th October 2024

Please register and submit talks early - it gives us a better idea of numbers. The date is tentative, depending on the venue, but we'd like to aim for the 26th October 2024.

This will be the 20th anniversary of LPW (in terms of years, not number of events). We might try to do something special...

The venue search is currently in progress. The 2019 venue has turned into a boarding school so we can't use that any more due to safeguarding issues. We don't want to go back to the University of Westminster so we are searching for a venue.

If you can help out with the venue search that would be great - does your company have a large enough space to host us? Are you part of a club, organisation, university, school, etc that can provide space? Have you been to an event in central London recently that might be a suitable venue?

Here's roughly what we're looking for. Obviously requirements are a little flexible:

  • Central London (Zone 1)
  • Saturday 26th October 2024
  • Available 9am to 5pm (with access 8am to 6pm)

  • A main lecture hall / room with presentation facilities
    • To seat at least 100 people  + With PA system
  • Optional second room, also with presentation facilities
    • To seat at least 35 people
    • Breakout room (optional) / reception / welcome area for stands/registration

  • Video facilities are not required

  • Catering facilities are required
    • Tea, coffee, water, soft drinks, small snacks throughout the day
    • Possibly lunch provided on site with dietary requirement options 
      • However if lunch is a significant cost we will leave people to sort that out themselves

Please register, submit talks, think about possible venues, and let us know via email.

The LPW Organisers


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