One of Perl's biggest strengths is its community
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
lists.perl.org 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