What is it?

The London Perl & Raku Workshop (LPW) is a free one-day technical conference in Central London, United Kingdom. This year LPW will celebrate its 20th year.

  • WHEN: Saturday 26th October 2024
  • WHERE: The Trampery, 239 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY (more detail)


Run by volunteers from the London Perl & Raku community, LPW will have talks about Perl 5, Raku, and other languages, technologies and topics.

LPW is an inclusive event and we would love to have you attend, whether this is your first time learning about Perl or Raku, or your 17th 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 at the end of October, so we encourage you to book travel and accommodation as soon as possible.


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

15/05/24 Confirming The LPW 2024 Venue & Date

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: https://act.yapc.eu/lpw2024/

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: https://act.yapc.eu/lpw2024/sponsoring.html

01/05/24 LPW 2024 - Call For Papers and Sponsors

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.

27/04/24 Email Issues Registering / Sign Up / Password Reset

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.

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