A few days ago, I mentioned that I’m giving a talk at the London Perl Workshop called Twenty Five Years of Perl in Twenty Five (ish) Minutes.
I already have a good idea of how the talk will go. I’ve got a good structure to hang everything off. But I’m still working on the detail. I know I’m very old, but I haven’t been involved with Perl for the whole of its history. And even during the sixteen or do years I’ve been using Perl I’ve almost certainly missed some interesting things.
So I thought I’d crowd-source the talk a bit. What would you include in a history of Perl? What events do you think are important enough to be listed in a twenty minute talk?
Please leave your suggestions in a comment.
I’m at YAPC::EU in Pisa, so I’m too busy having fun to write a long blog post about my new project – Perl Vogue. But I thought you might be interested in the lightning talk that I used to announce it yesterday.
More detail when I get back from Italy in ten days.
The Call for Papers for YAPC::Europe closes in four days. If you’re thinking of giving a talk in Pisa then this weekend would be a very good time to give it some serious thought.
I proposed four talks last night. I’m hoping that the organisers won’t choose more than two of them, but I like to give them a bit of choice. The titles are as follows:
- The Perl Community
- Web Services for Fun and Profit
- Things I Learned From Having Users
- Perlanet Update
I’ve also submitted a proposal for a lightning talk called “Perl Fashion”. It’s been several years since I’ve given a lightning talk, so that’ll be an interesting experience.
Don’t forget that there are also training courses (including my course on Modern Perl).
Looking forward to the conference very much. Hope to see some of you there.