[Van-pm] re-hyping the hype machine

J. Shirley jshirley at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 16:45:23 PST 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Luke Closs <lukecloss at gmail.com> wrote:
> hey,
> so i heard that 2009 is the year perl is making a huge comeback.
> how can we help?
> I have a vision: camelcasts
> Luke

I and several CPAN authors you may have heard of (mst, Marcus Ramberg)
have banded together and formed a not-for-profit group based out of
the UK (they let a silly American like me in as a board member...
foolish brits) called Enlightened Perl.

We're working towards marketing and showing that Perl is far from
dead, and is in fact a brilliant language.  We're doing this through
marketing grants and pushing the agenda of an opinion (something the
Perl community generally lacks, with TIMTOWTDI)

Part of that opinion is recommending core modules to use, and backing
them with intelligent reasoning as to why.  Our current set consists
most notably of Moose, Catalyst, DBIx::Class.  The whole list is
available from the http://www.enlightenedperl.org/ website and also
from the affiliated Task::Kensho module that is available on CPAN now.

We also have several other facets that are cooking up but still under
development, and anybody who wants to participate is more than

Some of the inter-community projects are a blogging contest of sorts,
to get people blogging and deliver both non-monetary and monetary
awards.  My personal pet project is what I'm dubbing 52 Weeks of Perl,
with the goal of getting Perl mentioned 52 times throughout the year
in a major publication (either digital or print).

We have a lot of ideas, and need even more hands to volunteer.  If you
are interested in being a part of a grassroots Perl effort please let
me know, or hop on irc.perl.org and join #epo or our mailing list,
with information at http://www.enlightenedperl.org/

Sorry if this sounds kinda canned and spammy, I honestly did just type
this up without any forethought :)


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