Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this conference for?


We will be running introductory and advanced tracks at the event. The introductory track is perfect for programmers that have little or no Perl experience. Meanwhile, the advanced track is suited for people that have already been using Perl for a while.

In 2012, we bring back our well praised "From Zero to Perl " track. This one-day special track, intended to complement our introductory track, will be led by world-class trainer, Daniel Klein, and will help bring you up to speed with Perl quickly.

Is there an additional price for "From Zero to Perl"?

Yes, due to the additional costs associated with this course, there is an additional fee. Limited seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

If I attend From Zero to Perl, can I also go to other talks?

From Zero to Perl is a one-day course that runs concurrently with the workshop. You will not be able to attend any talks on the same day that you are attending the course, except for the keynote.

Can I pay half-price for only one day of the conference?

Sorry, due to the already very low costs of the event, it will not be possible for us to make provisions for people that will only be attending for one day.

How can I contact you?

You can contact the conference organizers by sending email to organizers at pghpw dot org.

Do I have to pick the track I want?

No, you don't need to schedule your sessions. On the day of the event, you can go to whichever sessions you want. Feel free to optimize your own schedule by bouncing between tracks.

Keep in mind, "From Zero to Perl" is a one-day course, and is designed to be attended from beginning to end.

What do I need to do to get the student discount?

On the day of the event, you must bring a valid student ID card along with photo identification.

When will you announce the speakers and schedule of classes?

The schedule will be announced a few weeks after the call for papers has concluded.

When will registration open?

Our goal is to provide a high-quality, low-cost experience for everybody. This means we need to negotiate with our vendors and budget our costs before we can set prices for the event. Once we have done that, we will open registration. This usually happens two to three months prior to the event.

What is this year's theme?

In the past years, PPW has adopted a yearly theme. However, we've found that this hasn't added as much to the conference as we would have liked.

Instead, "the point of the conference" is to provide programmers and students with great talks, focusing on pratical solutions in Perl to real problems.

Who are the Pittsburgh Perl Mongers?

We are a local branch of the Perl Mongers, a world-wide network of programmers that like Perl.

Why are you hosting this conference?

Perl is a very powerful programming language. While most commonly known for its applications in systems administration and web site development, Perl is useful for a lot more. Perl is presently being used to power some very large enterprise level applications. This conference is our way of getting the word out to people that didn't know how powerful it really is.

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