In his opening remarks on Saturday, Mark Keating suggested that we might be at the tenth London Perl Workshop. That seemed unlikely to me, so I’ve done a little research.
And it seems that I was right. The first LPW was in 2004, which makes this year’s the eighth. In a way, I’m happy that it wasn’t the tenth, as we now have two years to ensure that the tenth LPW is celebrated appropriately.
Here’s a list of the LPWs so far. I’ve also included details of the talks I gave at each workshop – mainly so that I can disprove Mark when he claims that I always show up and run training.
It seems that the web sites for some of the earlier workshops have fallen off the internet. This makes me a little sad. If I’m wrong and it’s just that Google can’t find them, then please let me know.
1st LPW – 11 Dec 2004
At Imperial College. I gave a 20 minute talk about OO Perl.
2nd LPW – 26 Nov 2005
At City University. I gave a 20 minute talk on Databases and Perl.
3rd LPW – 9 Dec 2006
I think this was the first LPW at its current home of the University of Westminster. I can’t be sure as I wasn’t there. I have a good excuse though – I was on holiday celebrating my tenth wedding anniversary.
4th LPW – 1 Dec 2007
At the University of Westminster. I gave a training course on Beginning Perl.
5th LPW – 29 Nov 2008
At the University of Westminster. I gave the keynote (a history of london.pm as it was our tenth anniversary) and a training course on Web Programming.
6th LPW – 5 Dec 2009
At the University of Westminster. I gave the keynote (about marketing Perl) and a training course called “The Professional Programmer“.
7th LPW – 4th Dec 2010
At the University of Westminster (although not in the usual building). I gave a training course on Modern Web programming (i.e. Plack) and a talk on Roles and Traits in Moose.
8th LPW – 12 Nov 2011
At the University of Westminster. I gave a training course on Modern Core Perl.