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February meeting: Looking forward to Perl 7, with brian d foy

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February meeting: Looking forward to Perl 7, with brian d foy


[This meeting was initially postponed due to brian being summoned to fight forest fires in the US North-West, and later due to stricter Covid-19 rules in Oslo. We apologize for this inconvenience]

How may we prepare for Perl 7?

We have invited brian d foy to speak about the upcoming major release of Perl! He’ll give us dive into the rationale behind this release, what to expect and how to transition your own codebase to the new version.

The first part of this meeting will be done online and later published on YouTube. If we manage to stream it, you can watch it there too:

The second part of this meetup (when we’re done with the above part), we will continue with a closed session where the participants at the meetup can join the conversation with brian! This is a great opportunity to learn new tips and tricks on this topic from one of the most experienced Perl developers out there. This part will not be streamed or published, and is only available to registered participants.

Access to the second part is given to those who sign sign up only.

COVID-19 Considerations

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Oslo, we will be conducting this meetup online only. There is no maximum limit to the YouTube stream, and a limit of 100 participants on Zoom. Make sure to sign up!


- brian d foy, the speaker

brian is a prolific author of many well-known books on Perl and Raku, and has been a cornerstone in the Perl community for well over two decades. His books have introduced Perl to thousands of developers, and he is still active writing about Perl and Raku and offering training classes to both beginners and experienced developers.

Brian is preparing his 8th edition of the seminal Learning Perl book, and is currently working on a guide for transitioning from Perl 5 to 7. You can find his most recent publications on

- Oslo Perl Mongers, the organizer is Norway's largest network of developers who use Perl, CPAN, Raku and related technologies and communities. We're Open Source participants, open to both experienced and new members. If you or your company depend on the Perl, CPAN or Raku ecosystems, this is the community where you want to be.

- Yourself, the participant

You are interested in the future of Perl, but may not have spent much time on following the minutia around this topic. If your company depends on Perl, but you don't have much time to follow everything closely, then this meeting may be for you!

- Preparations

Beyond setting up the usual tools for online participation (e.g. sitting in a quiet environment, listening with headphones and having a decent microphone), no other preparations are required. We do recommend you check out the following, though:

* Read “Announcing Perl 7”
* Optionally, buy and read “Preparing for Perl 7”
* Bring your greatest worries about Perl 7, so we can help you solve them!

And finally, Please stay safe!
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