One of Perl's biggest strengths is its community

Local Communities

Perl Mongers - find your local Perl group from over 230 groups world wide


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

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.

Community 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 - an aggregation of selected Perl blogs


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
  • YAPC Europe Foundation - The YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) is a non-profit organization which works to promote Perl in Europe primarily through public events