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, practical solutions to common issues.

Now in its sixth year, PPW has the distinction of being the oldest 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.

For the first time ever, PPW 2013 will be held at the Pittsburgh Technical Institue in Oakdale, PA. The workshop will be held October 4th through 6th, 2013.

Latest News

Aug 22, 2014 Let's tilt PPW 2014!

Aug 08, 2014 PPW in 2014? You decide.

We've launched a new tilt campaign to decide if there should be a Pittsburgh Perl Workshop in 2014. Please use the following link to purchase your ticket for PPW 2014:

If we get 30 people to buy a ticket by Labor Day (September 1st, 2014), then the dates for PPW will be November 8 and 9. If not, we'll refund the tickets and start planning for 2015 instead.

If you'd like to be in on the discussion, please be sure to join the PPW Facebook group. Announcements are also sent out to the PPW-Announce Google Group.

You can also send your feedback to

Nov 06, 2013 Talk videos online.

Please subscribe to PPW's YouTube channel to be notified as we release additional videos from PPW.

Oct 12, 2013 Talk videos coming soon.

The 2013 Pittsburgh Perl Workshop is now over. Thank you to everybody that contributed to make this event such a success. We are now working on processing all of the talk videos and will be posting them online soon.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you will be notified as soon as the talks are available.

Oct 03, 2013 All registrations are now CLOSED.

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop has reached full capacity. We will not accept any further registrations or walk-ins. Thank you very much to everybody that has contributed to making this event a success!

If you missed out this year, please consider adding yourself to our announcement list so that you can be notified about future events.

Oct 01, 2013 Meet up with us on IRC.

Users of IRC are welcome to join the #ppw discussion on

Sep 26, 2013 Intro to Git class canceled.

Regretfully, we will have to cancel the Introduction to Git class scheduled for Friday, October 4th. Everybody that has already enrolled in the class will be contacted soon. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

Sep 26, 2013 Returning sponsor: Grant Street Group

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop sincerely thanks Grant Street Group for their continued sponsorship. Grant Street Group has the distinction of being the only sponsor to have sponsored every single PPW since the workshop was founded in 2006. Thank you!

If you would like to learn more about Grant Street Group, or how to become a PPW sponsor, please visit our Sponsors page today.

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