The Perl Conference 2019

June Newletter

In this issue:

Thank you sponsors!

Without sponsors like the very generous and thoughtful companies detailed here, The Perl Conference, a non-profit and volunteer-organized event, would not be possible! These top-level sponsors not only help support The Perl Foundation but also sponsor The Perl Conference in Pittsburgh (TPCiP)!


TPCiP is very grateful for the support of cPanel and their sponsorship of The Perl Conference in Pittsburgh and their continued support of Perl!

The cPanel & WHM software is an easy-to-use control panel that gives hosting providers, and website owners, a powerful modern interface for managing servers, websites, and applications. Developed in Perl since 1997, cPanel seeks highly motivated development team members in their Houston location. Visit for open positions.

Grant Street Group

TPCiP thanks Grant Street Group for their continued support of Perl and Perl conferences. Thank you for sponsoring The Perl Conference in Pittsburgh!

Grant Street Group has been a proud sponsor of various Perl Foundation events since 2003, including YAPC and TPC, the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop, the Perl QA Hackathon, and other regional Perl Foundation events in the United States and across the globe.

Grant Street Group has developed and administered websites used by government entities and financial institutions to conduct auctions and process high-volume, complex financial transactions. They have successfully hosted financial transactions exceeding $12 trillion for thousands of issuers throughout the nation since 1997. Today, Grant Street Group provides Software as a Service application for revenue collection, auctions, and e-payment processing.


TPCiP is very thankful to Bluehost for their sponsorship of The Perl Conference in Pittsburgh and their continued support of Perl and Perl conferences!

Bluehost was founded in 2003 with one goal: to make a better hosting company. Built from the ground up on open source technology like Perl, we’ve since grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of cloud-based online solutions. Operating beneath the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, over 700 of us are pushing boundaries to deliver the promise of the internet to more people than ever.

With Google Integration, 24/7 support, and a money back guarantee, it’s no wonder Bluehost is a top rated hosting provider.

… and a special thanks to our event sponsors!

Perl Careers
We help Perl Developers land their dream job.
Education with Integrity.

Online Perl training.

Bayou Media & Consulting, LLC
Ruth Holloway brings art and code to life.

Call for Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are short, 5 minute, talks that may be serious, funny, or both. They may be given by experienced speakers already giving full length talks or by first time speakers just starting out (this is a great way to get started if you have something to say). If you are a first time speaker you will win a tie with an experienced speaker when the schedule is made, if it comes to it. Today’s first time speaker could be tomorrow’s keynote speaker!

Consider giving a lightning talk at TPCiP!

Arrival Dinners and the Wiki

You can use the TPCiP event Wiki to post about your plans and get others to join you.  One Wiki item that’s become an unofficial tradition is a non-TPC coordinated Arrival Dinner and Alternate Arrival Dinner planned out by attendees. The Arrival and Alternate Arrival Dinners are not part of TPCiP or planned by TPCiP organizers. It’s basically a group of people going out for dinner, many old friends getting a chance to reunite, and some new friends looking for a fun dinner! The arrival dinners are welcome to all attendees.

Anyone can add a venue or an entry to the Wiki. Go ahead and add an Arrival Dinner venue, or RSVP to an existing entry. Venue ideas for an Alternate Arrival Dinner have already been started. The Alternate Arrival Dinner is traditionally Vegan friendly and host to a smaller group than the Arrivals Dinner.

Accessibility at TPCiP

Remember, accessibility belongs to the Perl community, all of us! Find out accessibility information about the venue and what to expect at TPCiP.

Social Event: River Cruise

On Tuesday, Jun 18, TPCiP invites you to our evening social event, a river cruise! The cost of admission to the cruise is included in your event ticket. Boarding will take place from 7:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Be prompt – the ship will depart the dock promptly at 7:30 pm – there are no exceptions!

The river cruise is on the Gateway Clipper fleet, located a little over 1 mile from our venue. Pittsburgh transit is nearby and can get you there for $2.75 (exact change required). You can also walk, carpool with friends, or use uber/lyft. The hotel does provide a free shuttle service but the shuttle service has a limited capacity and we request you leave this for people with physical disabilities.

Event “day-of” volunteers wanted

We need volunteers to help things run smoothly at TPCiP. We’re looking for help with the registration desk, room moderators / time keepers, runner, videographers, and setup/cleanup crew. You don’t have to be an expert to volunteer! We’ll help you understand the job and how to perform it! There is even an instructional video available for volunteer videographers so you can see what you are getting yourself into!

Sign up here:

TPCiP event schedule

Have you viewed the TPCiP schedule yet? Visit the 2019 TPCiP event schedule and check out the “Sched” app (App Store, Google Play) for your viewing convenience. Make an account so you can plan out your daily conference schedule!

Sign up for a master-class tutorial!

Here’s the lineup:

June 16:

Practical Perl 6 with Jeff Goff (full day) $115
Introduction to Git (even for non-developers!) with John Anderson (half day) $65
Setting you up the bomb: interactive git rebase for the win with John Anderson (half day) $65 

June 20:

Introduction to Go with Dave Rolsky (full day) $165
Programming the web with Dancer with Sawyer X (full day) $65

June 21:

Introduction to Moose with Dave Rolsky (full day) $165
(This is the last class ‘Introduction to Moose’ Dave plans to offer so don’t miss it!)

Find out more information about these classes and get your tickets on eventbrite. Tickets are sold individually per class and are in addition to your main event (June 17-19) ticket purchase.

Conference Tickets and Hotel Room Reservations

The conference events and recommended lodging are conveniently in one place:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Conference tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite

Regular admission: $385.00
Golden Ticket Admission: $500.00

The Golden Ticket admission comes with perks including a free hotel room upgrade (while available), a free conference bag, special recognition on the event website and during the conference!

The main 3-day conference event is on June 17-19, 2019 with optional master-class tutorial sessions offered on June 16, 20, and 21.

You can secure your hotel room online (preferred) at Alternately you can call 1-800-222-TREE (8733). Be sure to mention “The Perl Conference 2019” event.

The organizers can help you with your reservation if you need an accessible room. Please email for assistance.

Want to sponsor The Perl Conference?

For more information about donating to The Perl Foundation visit

Sponsors can also donate directly to The Perl Conference in Pittsburgh! Often the organizers are able to link a sponsor directly to an event at the conference ( wifi, coffee break, etc )  where the cost of the event is in line with the donation amount. Email for more information or to donate directly to this year’s event.

Sponsors of $500 or more will be provided a table at our sponsor expo and job fair.

How to reach us

Send your questions about The Perl Conference to Someone on our organizing team will be happy to get back to you.

We can’t wait to see you back where it all began, in Pittsburgh, PA! #TPCiP