The Perl Community

One of Perl's biggest strengths is its community...

Local Communities

  • Perl Mongers - find your local Perl group from over 300 groups world wide


  • Events - Perl conferences, hackathons and workshops and local groups around the world

Community Web Sites

  • - You are here
  • - Personal Perl blogs
  • PerlMonks - A community committed to sharing Perl knowledge and coding tips. The site contains questions and answers, useful snippets, and a library of code
  • Planet Perl Iron Man - open Perl blogging challenge
  • Perlsphere - another aggregation of selected Perl blogs

Mail Lists has information on all the Perl mailing lists you can join. If you're just starting, you probably want to join perl-beginners.


IRC (Internet Relay Chat) enables communities to gather in 'channels' on-line and chat in real-time. It's a great place to get help if you're polite and ask smart questions.


  • The Perl Foundation - dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code
  • Enlightened Perl Organization - a membership organization created to support the new wave of CPAN (Catalyst, DBIx::Class, Moose, etc.) and to evangelize the new Perl enlightenment
  • YAPC Europe Foundation - The YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) is a non-profit organization which works to promote Perl in Europe primarily through public events