The Perl Conference update

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  • Register today! Passes still available

  • Q & A with Larry Wall

  • Sunday Arrival Dinner

  • Tuesday night Social: Desserts and Drinks

  • Tutorials

  • Wednesday Night Pull Request Challenge

  • Call for Speakers: Lightning Talks

  • Call for Volunteers

  • 2017 Venue Proposals Open!


The Early Registration deadline has passed, but it’s not too late! Conference passes are still available! The conference pass is now $350 for general admission. Certain discounts can still be applied. See for details.

The hotel is no longer reserving room exclusively for The Perl Conference. However, as of this writing, there are still rooms available at the hotel. You can continue to call the hotel and request rooms for the event, which will be offered based upon availability.

The Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Downtown

Address: 60 S Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 425-4455

Q&A with Larry Wall

Now's your chance to ask Larry Wall that question about Perl, its history, or the man himself that's been eating at you all these years. You can submit your question early at Google Forms, using the Talk URL--which would be much appreciated! You may also track down Ruth Bavousett prior to the session and give her your questions, and tools will be available at the session for you to write your questions.

A huge thank you to D Ruth Bavousett from the Houston Perl Mongers for moderating.

You can find more information on the speaker's site:


Arrival Dinner - Sunday June 19

We have made arrangements with The Oblivion Taproom to host a large crowd for The Perl Conference Arrival Dinner.

Given the nature of the place, it will be possible to make this event more of a come and hang out destination than we've been able to have in past years. Just the same we have an official time of 6pm set for the dinner so everyone can have a common plan for arrival.

The location is 4 miles from the hotel I have added it to the map on this link:

The menu can be found here

If you plan to attend, we ask that you sign up on the wiki so we can provide The Oblivion with a rough head count. Also see the Arrival Dinner wiki for ride sharing options:

Tuesday Night Social: Desserts and Drinks

Usually the first night of YAPC there is a banquet to allow everyone to meet together. We have found this doesn’t always result in the opportunity for socialization that people would like. This year, we would instead like to encourage you to go out and explore Orlando. We will still be having a social at 8 pm with desserts and drinks. After exploring the city around the hotel, make your way back to say hello to friends from near and far. We feel that this format is much more conducive to socialization than the previous banquets tended to be, and hope everyone enjoys the change.


There’s still time to sign up! Some tutorials have very limited space, so sign up today! If you’ve already purchased your Conference pass, you can still add tutorials by logging in and going to “make extra purchases” on your profile. The available tutorials are:

  • Damian Conway - Perl 6: Transparadigm Programming 101 - Sunday 6/19, $75

  • John Anderson - From Zero to Perl 5 - Sunday 6/19, $75

  • Sawyer X - Programming the web with Dancer Sunday 6/19, $75

  • Damian Conway - Perl Programming Masterclass - Thursday 6/23, $175

  • Dave Rolsky - Introduction to Moose - Thursday 6/23, $175

  • Gabor Szabo - Bootstrap and AngularJS - Thursday 6/23 + Friday 6/24

    • Both days (full course), $400

    • First day only (half course), $200

  • Damian Conway - Presentation Aikido - Friday 6/24, $100

Wednesday Night Pull Request Challenge

Come join your fellow Perl developers and module maintainers for an evening of bug squashing and developing as you participate in the 2016 Pull Request Challenge. Or, bring your own pet project and just enjoy hacking amongst your like-minded peers. Individuals of all skill and interest levels are encouraged to attend.

Food will be provided. Please RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP:

Call for Speakers: Lightning Talks

There will be two sessions of Lightning Talks this year! First is the smaller, friendlier session on Tuesday through the Beginner Track. The second session ends the conference in the Big Room.

Submit your talk today to get your 5 minutes of fame!

For all the juicy details see
Submit your talk through the website

Call for Volunteers

Volunteer Registration Form Here:

Setup / Cleanup Crew

On Sunday, we will need volunteers to assist with unboxing materials, placing signs, setting up AV equipment, preparing registration area, and working to make the area aesthetically pleasing. There will be a lot of odd jobs that need to be done.

On Thursday and Friday, we will need to go through everything that is left over, box it, and ship it out.

Room Moderator

The Moderator will be assigned a room for the day (only during breakout sessions). Their responsibility is to introduce each speaker prior to their talk. They work with the Videographer to ensure talks do not start until the videography team is ready to record. They also ensure that their room keeps to the schedule, cuing the speaker to end their talk as necessary. They will provide any special announcements between talks as instructed by the organizer staff.


Each room will have a Videographer, who reports to the Videography Team leader. They are responsible for recording the talks in their assigned room (except where the speaker has opted-out of being recorded).

Assistant Videographer

Performs tasks as assigned by the videographer. Acts as a runner if something is needed in the room.

Registration Desk

Assists people with checking in. Serves as an information desk attendant. Assists attendees with retail purchases.

2017 Venue Proposals Open!

Would you like to see The Perl Conference in your neck of the woods for 2017? We are currently looking for a site for next year’s conference. Help us spread the word to venues in your area! To assist you, we have put together this RFP document, suitable for forwarding to potential venue providers:

If you think you would like to find a venue in your area, please reach out to us at [email protected] by July 1st. All proposals are due by July 31st. If you would like more information on what is involved, we encourage you to talk to us during this year's event and to attend the training session "So, you want to host a perl event?"

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