YAPC::NA 2007

June 25-27, Houston, TX

Finding Perl's place in the world

Finding Perl's place in the world

By Richard Dice from Toronto.pm
Date: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:05 AM
Duration: 50 minutes

Who chooses Perl? Why do they choose Perl?

Who doesn't? Why don't they?

In our position as being the core community that creates Perl we have a unique perspectives on what Perl is and what its strengths are. But we're just a small piece of a much larger IT universe, a universe that has both technology and business components to its decision-making processes.

This talk:
* Looks outside of the Perl community to try to understand what motivations power the larger IT world
* Studies the Perl community and Perl technology to understand what Perl's place in that larger IT world might be

In this talk you will find:
* Case studies
* Data analysis from a variety of sources
* Theories of organizational behaviour
* Theories on the evolution of technologies within marketplaces, and the evolution of marketplaces through technologies
* Insights into where The Perl Foundation fits into this concept of Perl's positioning