The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop

About PPW

Originally inspired by similar workshops in Europe, The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop was established in 2006 as a low-cost technical conference for users of the Perl Programming Language. The conference emphasizes real code and immediate, pratical solutions to common issues.

Now in its fifth year, PPW has the distinction of being the oldest and longest running event of its type in the country. Key members of the Perl Community travel from all across the country each year to participate in this event.

As always, our event will be held this year at the Carnegie Mellon University's Oakland Campus. The workshop will be held October 8–9 2011.

Latest News

Oct 09, 2011 New community sponsor: Topsy

The Pittsburgh Perl workshop is pleased to announce a very last-minute sponsor. Topsy has agreed to be a community sponsor for PPW 2011!

Topsy Labs, Inc. enables businesses around the world to apply social intelligence to realtime decision-making. Our fast-indexing technology ingests massive amounts of authored content from the world's largest social networks and our live-ranking software applies influence algorithms to social data, identifying the most important content seconds after it has been posted to the social web. We produce a variety of metrics calculated from census-based social data sets, enabling businesses to interpret social signal in ways that are meaningful to each business segment's needs, with high degrees of precision and in realtime.

Oct 08, 2011 Location reminder

The registration desk is located on the 4th floor of the Gates Hillman complex. We recommend parking in the Morewood parking lot (free weekend parking). The entrance to the Gates Hillman complex is off of Forbes opposite that parking lot and will cause you to enter on the 4th floor near the registration desk.

Here is a link to a Google map showing the location.

Oct 06, 2011 Community Sponsor: Linode

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop is pleased to announce as a first-time Community Level sponsor.

Linode makes it easy to deploy and manage Linux virtual servers in the cloud <>. Started in 2003, Linode has grown to over 45,000 customers, with cloud deployments in five facilities in the US and Europe. Linode's features and services include native IPv6, a managed load balancer service called NodeBalancer, an API for auto-scaling and provisioning, and the elegant and easy to use Linode Manager Web portal.

Inc. Magazine recently ranked Linode number 298 on its 30th annual Inc. 500 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Linode, with a three-year growth rate of 1,097 percent, ranks 24th in the IT Services industry, first in cloud services, and 11th in New Jersey.

Oct 06, 2011 Come tour Frank Lloyd Wrigh's Fallingwater.

There is still room available to join in on a great tour of Fallingwater.

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