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

17/10/19 Friday evening social

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

17/10/19 Gold Sponsor: Perl Careers

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: pete@perl.careers

16/10/19 Gold Sponsor: cPanel

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.

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