What is it?

The London Perl Workshop (LPW) is a free one-day technical conference in Central London, United Kingdom.

  • WHEN: Saturday 19th October 2019: arrive from 9:15 for a 9:50 start
  • WHERE: David Game College, 31 Jewry St, London EC3N 2ET (map)

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Run by volunteers from the London Perl Community, LPW has talks about Perl 5, Perl 6 and other languages, technologies and topics.

The LPW is an inclusive event and we would love to have you attend, whether this is your first time learning about Perl, or your 14th workshop. We encourage attendees and speakers from people of any age, background or circumstance, and we are open to receiving proposals for talks on any subject you think your fellow attendees will find interesting.

Further news will be posted here and to our feed.

How can I attend?

To attend is free, all you need to do is create a new user account or log in and then register.

London will be very busy on the 19th of October, so we encourage you to book travel and accommodation as soon as possible.


The LPW is reliant on the generosity of our sponsors to run great community event at no cost to attendees. If you or your company would like to sponsor the London Perl Workshop then please see our sponsorship information and do not hesitate to contact the organisers if you have any questions.

We also appreciate donations from attendees greatly.

Latest News

21/10/19 Platinum Sponsor: Booking.com

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 Booking.com for their support.

Booking.com 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 Booking.com 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 http://bit.ly/BookingDevPerl

19/10/19 Gold Sponsor: Eligo

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

18/10/19 Gold Sponsor: Pirum

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.

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