Contributing Sponsors ($2,500 - $10,000)





Post a job to 40+ leading job boards & social networks with one click and manage all applicants through a simple online interface. With a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants, ZipRecruiter empowers employers to make the best hiring decisions without bulky or expensive software.

pair Networks


Community Sponsors ($500 - $2,500)



We specialize in solving complex problems using industry-leading cloud-based software that's powerful, secure, easy to use, and well-designed. Our job isn't complete until we've gained an in-depth understanding of the unique way your business operates. We don't provide cookie-cutter products, we deliver solutions that work the way you do.

Our team of expert programmers, interaction designers and business process engineers have gained expertise in a wide variety of markets, including manufacturing, financial services, nonprofit organizations, industrial security, information technology, and creative arts.

Internet Imprints


Internet Imprints specializes in helping individuals, non-profits, and small businesses market themselves on the Internet. Not sure how to start or what you need? We'll work with you to find the solution that fits your needs within your budget.



ioBridge is a developer of hardware and a cloud platform for connecting devices, web services, and people to create meaningful applications. Behind the scenes are system components using modern Perl for real-time Comet connections between web applications and back-end services. ioBridge is also the founder of and contributor to the Open Source Internet of Things project, ThingSpeak, which is a Ruby on Rails 3 app available on GitHub.

Grant Street Group


Grant Street Group is a Software as a Service pioneer based in Pittsburgh. We hosted the world's first online bond auction in 1997. Since then, thousands of clients have used our software to process financial transactions exceeding $12 trillion. Our most recent project is te52.com, a cloud-based natural language testing automation service.

Our projects leverage technologies in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Large Scale computation, Distributed Computing, Virtualization, and Financial Transactions.

We're big fans of Open Source technologies and contribute to several Open Source projects. We are hiring local and telecommuter Perl Developers. Visit www.grantstreet.com/careers to learn more.

Become a sponsor

Why Sponsor PPW?

  1. Sponsorship puts you on display. It demonstrates your leadership to the very professionals who are shaping the future of technology.
  2. Sponsorship helps you meet talented future employees.The PPW draws a diverse selection of particularly talented programmers from around the world and concentrates them at one event. Show these programmers that you are an employer that supports what they value.
  3. Sponsorship aids a great cause. It supports the programming community and the community's traditions of rich technical talks, sharing, and fellowship.

How to sponsor

Sponsoring is easy: Just email sponsors@pghpw.org and say, "I'm interested in sponsorship." We'll work something out. In general, though, here's what we are looking for.

Our budget estimate for PPW 2013 is $20,000, which will cover conference facilities, food service, social gatherings, limited speaker expenses, printing costs, and the tutorials. We are seeking a few sponsors to underwrite the bulk of these expenses. Ideally, we would have:

  • one event sponsor to underwrite about one-half of the conference expenses, in consideration for which the sponsor will be prominently recognized on the conference web site and in all official conference materials (minimum contribution: $10,000);
  • two to four contributing sponsors to underwrite the balance of the major conference expenses, in consideration for which the sponsors will be acknowledged on the conference web site and in all official conference materials (minimum contribution: $2,500); and
  • two to four community sponsors to provide limited sponsorship for events such as after-event social gatherings and programming "hackathons." (minimum contribution: $500)

Give now

Ready to sponsor? That's great. If you would like to give by credit card, you may click here to use our secure submission form, provided by Donor.com. We also accept payments via PayPal, Check, or Wire transfer. All donations are handled through The Yet Another Society (doing business as "The Perl Foundation"), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Want more information or alternate payment methods? No problem. You can contact us at: sponsors@pghpw.org.

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The Perl Foundation


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