Bulgarian Perl Workshop

This year's Bulgarian Perl Workshop is taking place in Sofia on Saturday, February 26. With the help of the French Perl Mongers we will have a Dancer talk by Alexis Sukrieh, and we are also excited to have Alex Kapranoff from Moscow.pm as a guest speaker. The event is off to a great start, and we even have some fantastic artwork thanks to our friends at designfield.biz. More details are available at the workshop website perlbulgaria.org.

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Impressions From My First YAPC

YAPC::EU in Pisa was my first YAPC ever and it was a truly fantastic experience. I met some great people, drank some great beer, and got to be a part of the incredible thing that the Perl community is. I am already looking forward to Riga next year.

A couple of observations:

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Sofia.pm

I have started work on reinvigorating the seemingly dead Sofia.pm, the perl mongers group in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recently I took over the administration of the mailing list, and just now I have launched a fresh new website. There are many perl users here, as became evident from the first and second perl workshops that took place (ash++) in the last two years, so I am confident this will be an active and stable group. So, if you are a perl user from Bulgaria, make sure you get on the mailing list.

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A New Perl Blog

This is the first post in yet another new blog to join the perl blogosphere. My name is Peter, I am from Bulgaria, and my technological inclinations seem to have been determined by a memorable childhood camel-riding experience (my family was relatively poor and precious stones are not something I am used to; also, I never really managed to get comfortable with snakes). Although I first started programming in perl nearly 10 years ago, it was only in the past year that I evolved from an anonymous and passive consumer of perl code and culture to a point where I released my first cpan modules, started sending bug reports and patches for other people's modules, and joined an exciting community project. Now the hacker in me is feeling a new urge - to speak and be heard!

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