The Perl of Christmas Past

By Mark Keating (‎mdk‎) from
Date: Monday, 3 June 2013 09:45
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: community history perl ramble

The attendees of the opening keynote of this years YAPC::NA will be treated to a visitation:

“being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away.”

This vagrant spirit will take us along a journey of Perl’s past, with visitations into history powered by legend and illusion.

Perl is twenty-five years old, and though many of us will know the history and elements of its illustrious evolution, few will have had it delivered as a monologue with the style associated with a moderately-crazed Brit from the wilds of Lancashire.

Mark Keating will take us on a journey through the “Time Vortex” to Perl’s humble beginnings and discuss the whole “Wibbly Wobbly” miasma that is the world of Perl. But this is a social event, and we are social people so there will be an element of the people on display and with luck a few Perl tales you may find new.

Join us for the first haunting and learn how we all got to be where we are now.

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