Not wanting Perl developers to feel left out after the PHP conference in Manchester we mentioned recently, there’s a grassroots Perl conference in London the week afterwards, on Saturday November 29th.

Perl has been round for a while, but it’s still widely used in all sorts of systems, including websites (indeed there’s quite a bit of Perl running 123-reg).  The London Perl Workshop, as it’s called, has one over PHPNW in being completely free — so you can come along and try it out even if you aren’t sure it’s your thing.  You still need to register though.

Despite having “workshop” in the name, it does have a conference format.  The schedule has 3 tracks of talks running through the day, to cover a range of topics and ability levels, and there’s also a fourth room with half-day tutorials on web programming for anybody in the mood for some serious learning.

I’ll highlight JJ’s talk ‘Online Retail with Perl’, because it’s about his experiences creating the gift and accessories shop Penny’s Arcade, which he registered with 123-reg — perhaps it can inspire other 123-reg customers?  Let us know if it does!

And of course as well as all the talks there’s a whole lot of socializing going on, a chance for drinking and networking with others in the UK Perl community (plus a few others who are flying in especially for the event, including Tim Bunce, creator of the ubiquitous DBI module for accessing databases in Perl).  See you there?

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