There's been a regular Hack and Tell meetup that I thought some people here might be interested in. It's lightning talk format and has had a lot of interesting stuff already. Meets the third tuesday of the month.
Meet other developers to discuss your adventures in the world of Perl Programming. Perl isn't just another programming language. It's about making your life easier. It helps with things like system administration, web development, network glue, data munging, and even network daemons/servers. Not only that, but you can even write end user applications with a GUI that works on every operating system.