YAPC::NA 2011 • Asheville, NC

Grokbase - Building a mailing list archive
By John Wang
Lightning talk
Target audience: Beginner
Tags: 2011 app perl

Grokbase (http://grokbase.com) is a mailing list archive designed to make mailing lists easy and fun to navigate, for both novice and advanced users. It enables viewing discussions at message and thread levels as well as finding popular discussions, frequent contributors and subject matter experts. Recently rebuilt in 2011 from the ground up with no pre-requisites on the technology stack, we’ll discuss challenges of mailing list archives face, the capabilities Grokbase provides, and why Perl was chosen given the available alternatives.